Archive | December, 2008

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Judo: Combination Techniques in Judo

Posted on 24 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Learning all the Judo individual throws one at a time is similar to learning the vocabulary of a foreign language, the difficult part is to put the words together in the correct order to make fluent sentences. Sooner or later the judo player has to learn to combine techniques in order to be effective in contest. There is an old saying in judo that one technique mastered is worth a thousand sampled, which remains as true today as it ever was, but five or six techniques mastered is even better.

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Ninja Secrets in Mental Strength! Kuji-in

Posted on 17 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Ninjas are well know for many things and one of these is a mystical mental power that eclipses the average person. As important as the weapons of the ninja was their mental acuity inside a mission. One of these spiritual and mental strengths is know as Kuji-in which is a communication process with the hands. These signals were said to channel a universal energy. This type of hand signals for focused mental energy was started by the Buddhists.

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Indian Martial Arts

Posted on 09 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

The world’s most populous democracy and the seventh largest country by geographical land mass, the Republic of India shares its borders with China, Nepal, and Bhutan in the northeast; Bangladesh and Myanmar in the east; and Pakistan to the west. It has given birth to four major world religions Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduigni, and Jainism and the region’s long history and diverse culture has spawned many philosophies, great thinkers, brave warriors, and influential martial artists.

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And Ninjas WIN!

Posted on 06 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

The Pirates vs. Ninjas debate has hit an all time high when google is bloging about it! Take a look and tell us what you think!

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European Martial Arts, Part 1

Posted on 03 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Present by: The MMA Zone

The second smallest continent in the world, Europe contains a largely wealthy and extremely diverse community of cultures. In most peoples’ minds, it is probably not a continent particularly associated with indigenous martial arts. However, Europe has a long and fascinating martial arts history. As power-bases among civilizations came and went—often as a result of violent conflict and large-scale warfare—martial arts developed as a response to the environment in which warriors found themselves.

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The Art of Taekwondo

Posted on 02 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Taekwondo’s origins date back to the 2,000 years when it was created as a way of unarmed combat.It wasn’t until 1955 when Choi Hong Hi helped to modernize the art making it both a self defense and a sport.The unique feature of Taekwondo as compared to Karate, Judo, or Kung Fu is that is focuses on attacking the opponent with kicks.In 2008 it is estimated that there are over 50 million practitioners of Taekwondo.It also received a boost by the Olympics when it was added to the games in 2000.

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African Martial Arts

Posted on 01 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

The African continent is rich in history and it is perhaps not surprising that it boasts one of the oldest martial arts in existence. Its varied landscape-the massive expanses of deserts, the lush green jungles, and the amazing vistas and fauna-is reflected in the diversity of its martial arts, which, along with those of the Middle East and central Asia, are arguably among the most captivating in the world.

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