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  1. Martial Arts Videos Martial Arts Videos

    Want to learn about martial arts? Check out Black Belt’s collection of martial arts videos. The collection runs the gamut of categories like Brazilian jiu-jitsu, jeet kune do, judo, karate, krav maga and kung fu. Other categories include martial arts trailers, mixed martial arts, weapons training and much more.

  2. Martial Arts Techniques Martial Arts Techniques

    Traditionally, martial arts were identified as fighting arts that originated in Asia. However, as the understanding of martial arts has expanded, combative arts created outside of Asia began to be labeled as martial arts. Martial arts techniques come in many shapes and sizes. There are empty-hand techniques during which the practitioner does ...

  3. Traditional Martial Arts Training Traditional Martial Arts Training

    Traditional martial arts training refers to training in a martial art that is rooted in the tenets set forth by the original master of the art. Subsequent masters are chosen to carry on the traditional teachings of that particular art. Often, the traditional martial art is rooted in a country’s history. As such, traditional martial arts ...

  4. Self Defense Training Self Defense Training

    Although many martial arts focus on the virtues of violent restraint during conflict, the commonality of all styles is that they’re systems of self-defense training. In regard to fighting, the bottom line is survival: defeating an opponent by any means. Yet in the wake of 9/11, the general public is more aware of the preparatory effectiveness ...

  5. Mixed Martial Arts Training Mixed Martial Arts Training

    Today’s MMA mentality is about individual practitioners choosing to meld only the physical techniques from seemingly unrelated martial arts. For example, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, sambo and boxing might work for one practitioner but not for another practitioner. Furthermore, the goal of the MMA fighter is not to create a new martial art or ...

  6. Martial Arts Masters Martial Arts Masters

    Despite the long history of martial arts, there are only a few martial arts masters. Traditionally in Eastern culture, a master is a person who founds a style or is the individual appointed by the master to continue the lineage. In Western culture, a master is traditionally a person who devotes his whole life to the craft and who reaches a level ...

  7. Martial Arts Weapons Martial Arts Weapons

    Martial arts weapons refer to nonballistic weaponry created in Asia before the 1900s— most of which came out of China. Although the earliest record of an unambiguous weapon (a weapon clearly used for killing purposes) is a 400,000-year-old wooden throwing spear found in Germany, the earliest metal weapon is a Chinese Neolithic (5000 B.C.) lance ...

  8. Martial Arts Fitness Martial Arts Fitness

    Fitness refers to many things. First, it can refer to a state of physical health. Second, it can refer to being in good shape as a result of diet and exercise. It also can apply to a sense of mental and physical health. On a survival basis, fitness pertains to the ability to adapt to your environment. Keeping these notions in mind, it only makes ...

  9. Martial Arts Entertainment Martial Arts Entertainment

    The earliest recorded form of martial arts entertainment is probably when Emperor Huang Di created shuai jiao (Chinese wrestling) in 2000 B.C. as a competitive sport for his troops. History has since recorded how using martial arts and combative sports as a source of entertainment has proliferated around the world. There have been many ...

  10. Martial Arts History Martial Arts History

    Many people consider Asia to be the center of the martial arts world—though it is not necessarily the birthplace of all the arts. However, it can’t be denied that many of the most prominent martial arts originate from the region—kung fu, karate, hwa rang do. From ancient myths and legends to historical revolutions, martial arts ...

  11. Martial Arts Philosophy Martial Arts Philosophy

    For the past 30 years or so, American parents who give a darn about their kids have noticed that the marital arts teach their children about respect, discipline, hard work, sacrifice and humility. Children are likewise taught that they should walk away from trouble, lose the ego and fight only as a last resort. This blends in well with Western ...