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What is Aikido?

Posted on 29 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

The unique Japanese martial art of Aikido was developed by by Morihei Ueshiba almost a century ago. Aikido is often translated as ‘The way of unifying life energy’. This style is often mistakenly confused with Judo or Kendo Bogu. It’s unique form uses the force and motion of the attacker and re-directs it instead of attacking it head on. These techniques use turning movements, throws and joint locks to manipulate opponents.

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Training for a Higher Side Kick Training

Posted on 09 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott

The following post was given to us by our friends at MarksTraining.com which is a great site to learn how to defend yourself when you are unarmed.

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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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The Kung Fu System (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 19 November 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Chang Quan

Sometimes known as “long fist” or as “extended arm boxing,” chang quan is one of the oldest kung-fu striking systems. Emphasizing large, extended, and sometimes circular movements, the system relies on strong muscles, tendons, and joints to generate striking power.

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The Kung Fu System (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 16 November 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Northern Praying Mantis was created by a Shaolin master called Wang Lang in the mid-17th century when he combined footwork techniques from monkey-style kung fu with hand techniques from praying mantis. The system went on to become one of the most well-known and best-loved Chinese Kung-Fu systems.

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