Category Archives: Martial Art History

Judo A Brief History

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Judo A Brief History Judo (柔道 jūdō?, meaning “gentle way”) was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Kanō Jigorō. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a … Continue reading

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A Brief History Of Muay Thai

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The history of Muay Thai was lost when the Burmese army sacked and razed Ayuddhaya to the ground. With them, much of the early Muay Thai history also went. The little we do know about Muay Thai comes from the … Continue reading

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Wing Chun Kung Fu A Brief History

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The history of Wing Chun is one that can be considered an intermixing of both fact and legend. It is widely accepted that this quick and efficient martial art originated during the 17th century from the far more rigorous and … Continue reading

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Taekwondo A Brief History

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Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002), also known as General Choi, was a South Korean army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of taekwondo.[a] Choi … Continue reading

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Shotokan Karate A Brief History

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Overview : Shotokan (松濤館 Shōtōkan?) is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa[1] and is widely credited with popularizing “karate do” through … Continue reading

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Wing Chun Wooden Dummy A Brief History

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In modern times (from the middle of the 19th century on) the wooden dummy has been markedly more popular in southern, and to a lesser extent coastal eastern, China. Nor will we be surprised to learn that this is also … Continue reading

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