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For questions about the physical decline of the body over time
A Japanese martial art that focuses on using an enemy’s energy to either throw or pin them using natural movements, posture, and movement.
Martial arts movements are often abstracted in forms (kata). Use this tag for questions about how to use abstract movements in concrete applications.
Shooting with a bow and arrows.
The act of aggressing, of performing a threatening action which is not in response to another action.
The ability to detect or perceive environmental changes and potential dangers.
Bagua zhang (八卦掌), literally "eight trigram palm", is normally classified as one of the Chinese internal martial arts. It combines striking and throwing techniques and is distinctive for its circle wa…
Balance allows a person to maintain position and act. Disrupting balance is a primary method of reducing an opponent's available strength and ability to act.
Piece of clothing indicating rank within a martial art organization. Each organization chooses its own colors and their relative order and awards its own ranks. A black belt commonly signifies a pract…
Defense through obstruction rather than evasion
A bokken is a wooden sword used for training, especially in aikido and MuGai Ryu.
Books, in martial arts, are documents which teach a martial art or illuminates a particular aspect of them. Use this tag when you want to know about written material which focuses on martial arts.
A bō is a long staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. Bō are typically around 1.8 m (5.9 ft) long and are now used in Japanese martial arts, in particular bōjutsu.
For questions on the etiquette of bowing
Western martial art of punching, on which the competitive combat sport of boxing is founded.
Use for concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), or other forms of brain damage.
Grappling art derived from judo, focusing on forcing the opponent to submit using jointlocks and chokes.
Demonstration of power by breaking targets such as wooden boards, bricks, or blocks
Through breathing, the human body absorbs oxygen from the air to produce energy. Use for questions about breathing training or practices.
Famous as a movie star and founder of Jeet Kune Do, a formless martial art inspired from Wing Chun and other martial arts training
Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu is a Japanese combat system often associated with ninjutsu, although its teachings, promulgated by founder Masaaki Hatsumi, are also drawn from Samurai instruction. The style is…
For questions about bullying, defined as 'using superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something'.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art mostly known for its acrobatic movements and musical accompaniment.
Anything relating to children (17 years old or younger) training in martial arts.
Chokes incapacitate an opponent by constricting blood or air to induce unconsciousness. They are normally applied to the neck but can also be applied to the body.
For technical questions about martial arts choreography from films like Atomic Blonde & John Wick to 1929's Red Heroine. Topics can range from techniques to martial styles, but must be focused on the…
Position in grappling when one person is on top of the other, such that the bottom person has their legs wrapped around the torso of the top person.
Tournaments and other uncooperative practices.