Kinomichi is a grappling martial arts training system from France believed to have originated from aikido, and was created by Masamichi Noro, a disciple of aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba, in Paris in 1979. The art emphasizes the natural order and flow of “qi” and key elements are the link between man, heaven, and earth. The ultimate aim is to realize and achieve a sense of harmonious peace through the codified practice of fighting.
Parkour style of martial arts was founded by David Belle in the mid-1990s and focuses on the most efficient movement and training of the body and mind. The originator noted that in a hostile confrontation one might be able to do three things in order to survive: speak, fight, or flee. Most martial arts do not have any set curriculum or training methodology to enhance a participant’s ability to escape, thus Parkour was an answer to this need.
Unlike iaido, kenjutsu utilizes the “katana” (long sword), with a “bokken,” a wooden sword of similar size and weight, used in training. Kenjutsu is a general name for a variety of the traditional school of lethal Japanese swordsmanship. It’s beginning came from Japan’s feudal class known as the Samurai. It is essentially a noncompetitive, demonstrative, performance art, which takes on the form of prearranged set movements between dueling opponents. Over time, Kenjutsu developed into the art of Kendo.
Bokator is an indigenous martial art 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. Also known as labok katao, it is an extremely complex system that has a total of 341 different styles. Bokator contains a number of locks, strikes, holds, and submissions.
The LINE system is a collection of close-combat skills and techniques developed by Ron Donvito before he joined the US Marine Corps in 1978. The standardized system contains grappling and striking techniques that resemble many other martial arts and are nearly all designed to kill an enemy. Donvito has summed up its ethos as: “Get them on the ground, stamp on their head.”