Eight-Diagram Palm(Baguazhang)

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Eight-Diagram Palm, Baguazhang in Chinese, is a boxing style characterized by continuously changing palm styles. It is so named due to the practising walking route like the traditional Chinese Eight Diagrams. As one of the three famous schools of Internal Boxing Arts (Neijiaquan), it is good for fitness, body-building and self-defense. Eight-Diagram Palm was created […]

The Great Women of the Martial Arts

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The Great Women of The Martial Arts is a book about women in the martial arts complied by Ted Gambordella. This book includes the following women who are all contributors to the martial arts in many different fashions. Cynthia Rothrock Margaret Beasley Cassie Hendon Darlene McPherson Tina Kretchmer Feraca Andrea Harkins Tara Arrington Malia Bernal […]

Types of Martial Arts

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There are many different types of martial arts, including taekwondo, karate, and jiu jitsu, as well as MMA (mixed martial arts). Below are definitions of some of the most popular styles. With this information, the next time someone asks, “What’s the difference between the different types of martial arts?” you’ll have an aswer. Aikido: considered […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Taekwondo Legend Jhoon Rhee

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“A picture is worth 1,000 words; an action is worth 1,000 pictures.” — Jhoon Rhee For decades, we’ve known Jhoon Rhee as the father of taekwondo in America. Without digging too deep into our memories, most of us could tell you that the master is based in Washington, D.C., and that he’s trained elected officials […]

Muramasa

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Muramasa Sengo (千子 村正 Sengo Muramasa?) was a famous swordsmith who founded the Muramasa school and lived during the Muromachi period (14th to 16th centuries) in Japan. Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook said that Muramasa “was a most skillful smith but a violent and ill-balanced mind verging on madness, that was supposed to have passed […]