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Bokator Style Martial Arts

Posted on 25 June 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Bokator is an indigenous martial arts that was developed by the Khmer people and used by the ancient armies of Angkor. It is thought to be the predecessor of all Southeast Asian kickboxing styles.

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Muay Boran Style Martial Arts

Posted on 23 June 2009 by Tony Hackerott

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A predecessor of Muay Thai, and from a basic look you could easily confuse this with Muay Thai.  However, muay boran is believed to be more than 2,000 years old. The training regime was probably developed by or borrowed from the ancient military. While different forms have evolved in Thailand, some experts believe the art may have originated in Cambodia.

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Japanese Jujutsu

Posted on 18 June 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Although the term was not coined until the 17th century, jujutsu is famed for being the unarmed combat method of the samurai. The art forms the basis of Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and incorporates pins, joint locks, and throws. It is particularly effective in one-on-one confrontations.

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Sparring Safely on Your First Night

Posted on 09 June 2009 by Tony Hackerott

While the idea is exciting for someone on their first night of TaeKwonDo sparring, the prospect can be terrifying for the poor higher belts that will be trading off and playing your opponent. Why? To put it quite frankly:  sparring with the new guy hurts. While you’re encouraged to land blows during a match, you should never be trying to hurt your opponent, something many white belts don’t understand at first. Sparring is not to see who’s the toughest in the room; it’s a simulation training to help you polish your technique against something that’s moving. Sure, sometimes it’s fun to go all-out, but this should be with a partner who’s prepared for it and willing.

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