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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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Vale Tudo Mixed Martial Arts: Different Types of Martial Arts

Posted on 14 July 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Vale Tudo: “The Anything Goes Martial Arts”.

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The Marine LINE Close Combat System

Posted on 13 July 2009 by Tony Hackerott

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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.”

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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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Different Types of Martial Arts: Chinese Martial Arts – Tai Sheng Men, Pao Chui, Ba Faquan

Posted on 21 May 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Chinese Martial Arts – Tai Sheng Men, Pao Chui, Ba Faquan

Tai Sheng Men

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Different Types of Martial Arts

Posted on 19 May 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Chinese Martial Arts – Tai Sheng Men, Pao Chui, Ba Faquan

Tai Sheng Men

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British Martial Arts – Quarterstaff, Bartitsu

Posted on 29 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Quarterstaff

This traditional English stick-fighting art uses a weapon known as the “quarterstaff”—a hard, wooden staff that sometimes has a reinforced metal tip. It is possible the name evolved because the primary weapon was a staff and, when fighting, was typically held with the right hand in the middle and the left hand a quarter of the way from the end— hence “quarter staff.” However, a more probable theory is that the name refers to a fight settled without the use of a lethal sword or knife. In medieval English, “quarter”—meaning to give mercy—may have referred to the act of pardoning an opponent by not killing him and using the staff as a response to an insult instead of the deadly sword. Typically made from oak, hazel, or ash, they ranged from 6-9 ft (1.8-2.7 m) in length and would have been employed in swinging, arching actions, and poking thrusts.

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