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WHICH MARTIAL ART HAS THE BEST FOOTWORK FOR SELF DEFENSE?

In the realm of martial arts, footwork serves as a fundamental pillar, enabling practitioners to evade strikes, generate power, and maintain optimal positioning. This article delves into the intricate footwork techniques employed in five distinct martial disciplines: Western Boxing, Tournament-style Karate, Jeet Kune Do, Baguazhang (Bagua), and Choy Li Fut. Through a comprehensive exploration, we …

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DUTCH KICKBOXING ARGUABLY THE BEST MARTIAL ART FOR SELF DEFENSE

The Founding Fathers of Dutch Kickboxing: Thom Harinck and Jan Plas At the heart of Dutch kickboxing’s genesis lie two pivotal figures whose contributions were instrumental in shaping and formalizing this dynamic martial art. Thom Harinck and Jan Plas, through their expertise, innovation, and dedication, laid the groundwork for what would become a globally renowned …

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SYSTEMA MARTIAL ARTS SOVIET STYLE

The Enigmatic Art of Systema: Unraveling its Origins, Techniques, and Controversies ISystema, a Russian martial art, has garnered attention worldwide for its enigmatic nature and purported effectiveness in combat situations. Originating from the depths of Russian history, Systema has evolved into a comprehensive system encompassing various aspects of self-defense and physical training. In this article, …

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PENCAK SILAT

I first became aware of Silat when I saw a video on the series “kung fu Quest”. This is a show where 2 young martial artists go to various martial arts schools to learn and train and then test themselves against senior students. One of the 2 men is Philip NG, a legitimate Wing Chun …

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TAEKKYON THE HISTORY AND TECHNIQUES OF THIS FASCINATING MARTIAL ART

Origins of Taekkyon The exact origins of Taekkyon are unclear, but many historians believe it emerged during the Three Kingdoms period (57 BC – 668 AD) on the Korean peninsula. Murals and records describe unarmed combat training and competitions during this era, likely representing early forms of Taekkyon. The name “Taekkyon” first appears in historical …

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