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Kickboxing has two words in it, kick and boxing. In the 1960's in the United States people with different martial arts backgrounds like Bill Wallace, Joe Lewis, and some others developed a new style of martial arts. They had different backgrounds in boxing and karate. They made a new style and promoted tournaments through different organizations... More.......
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There are many different and exciting Japanese martial arts styles that people around the world are training in those styles. Karate, Aikido, Kempo, and Kendo...
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Tae kwon do is a martial art that in "todays" form of self defense has evolved by combining many different styles of martial arts that existed in Korea over the last 2,000 years and some martial arts styles from countries that surround Korea. Taekwondo incorporates the abrupt linear movements of Karate and the flowing, circular patterns of Kung-fu with native kicking techniques. More......
It is believed that elements of Chinese martial arts originated more than six thousand years ago as the first cavemen learned simple blocking and striking techniques to protect themselves. The first documented form of Chinese martial arts, traditional Chinese wrestling, is noted in the texts written by and about the legendary Yellow Emperor, Huang Ti, in the first half of the third millennium BCE(Before Common Era). More.....
What began as a sort of combat between Greek and Roman empires somewhere in the neighborhood of 4000 BC has evolved into one of the most popular sports in the history of modern sport, practiced in nearly every country throughout the world. Records allude to pugilistic games and festivals very brutal in nature as combatants fought often to their death, aided by the brutal use of metal studs and spikes. Today, boxing, particularly amateur boxing, is no longer brutal in nature as the sport adheres itself to the strictest of safety constraints, where utmost attention is paid to the safety of the boxer.
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There are many different styles that incorporate grappling techniques. Grappling techniques include throws, joint manipulation, ground fighting, and submission holds. The Greeks developed a style called Pankration which was an event in the first Olympic games. Today's Greco-Roman wrestling is one of the modern forms of competitive grappling. Judo is another popular grappling style which incorporates throws, joint manipulation, and ground fighting techniques. Judo is of Japanese origin and has it's roots in Jiu Jitsu. One of the most heard about grappling styles is Jiu jitsu, the Brazilian form as practiced by the Gracies being the most publicized. Each style has something to offer a martial artist. More....
Yoga and meditation are systems that help people to increase their ability to relax, concentrate and enhance their memory. Different styles of meditation and Yoga use different methods to achieve these goals. Some focus on breath meditation, some focus on meditation through body movement, and some follow different paths. Meditation helps create a feeling of inner peace and tranquility and is also thought to tap the hidden potentials of an individual.
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Mixed style is a description we use to describe art forms that have a combination of different styles of attack and defense. These use different combinations of hand and foot strikes with ground fighting techniques, or combine different arts to form a new art.
Capoeira is a martial arts that brings in elements of music, movement, and philosophy. Capoeirists practice a form of ritualized combat known as jogo de capoeira in which two individuals practice moves of attack and defense in an attempt to control the training space. Capoeira developed in South America in the 16th Century amonth the mostly black-african and indian populations.

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