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Learn about Various Fighting Styles of Martial Arts and combat sports. Check out our Fighting Styles Questions and Answers section and well as our videos on Martial Arts Styles as well. If you are looking for a good Martial Art Style to learn in your area, check out our partner website and Find a Martial Art School and Style.

Silat

Silat or Penchak Silat means "fighting with self-defense tactics" and refers to martial arts from Southeast Asia with cultural roots from the Malay World. Although most popular in Indonesia, this art can also be found in various degrees through Cambodia and Thailand’s Malay-affiliated communities. In fact, is has even already reached Europe and has become very well-known Netherlands; here, it is as popular as America and karate. An estimation of hundreds of styles (aliran) and schools exist for Silat, which observe wild animals for their ways of combat, like tigers (harimau) ...
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Capoeira

Capoeira refers to an energetic, dance-like and oftentimes acrobatic Brazilian martial art, game, and fight-dance that was created by African slaves in the 17th century. Capoeira is based mostly around kicking since slave’s hands were usually manacled. Its participants would form a circle called a ‘roda’ and take their turns singing, playing instruments, and sparring as a couple in the middle of this circle. ...
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Hapkido

Hapkido refers to a Korean martial art that combines tactics from judo, karate and aikido. It is also influenced by other martial arts native to Korea. Hapkido is characterized by throws and wrist locks that look fairly spectacular. Its uniforms are colored black and white and have diamond patterns on them. ...
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Judo

Judo, which means “the gentle way”, refers to a contemporary Japanese combat sport and martial art, which originated in 19th century Japan. Its most important feature would be its element of competition, where the objectives are to throw an opponent down, immobilize him, subdue him with grappling maneuvers, or force him into submission through elbow joint locks or chokes. Thrusts and strikes with the feet and hands, along with weapon defenses, are part of judo, as long as they are in forms that are pre-arranged. However, they are prohibited from free practice and judo competitions. ...
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