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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.

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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Savate

Savate, also called French boxing or boxe française, refers to a French martial art that makes use of both feet and hands as weapons and matches graceful kicking tactics with Western boxing elements. ...
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Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai refers to what the Thais call their personal martial arts. "Muay" means boxing. In ancient times, because no advanced weapons were invented yet, they only used lances, swords and staffs in their wars. Thailand had to fight and encounter a lot of marauders this way to keep their communities protected. The arts of krabi (swords) and krabong (staffs) were specifically taught to Thai soldiers, so they could fight. Along with this, Muay Thai was taught as an art of self-defense since soldiers sometimes found themselves in trouble after losing weapons and having to battle with...
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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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