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American Kickboxing

A lot of people seem to think that today’s kickboxing stems from Japan, Thailand, or another place within the East. The truth is: the actual origins of kickboxing can be revealed by its original known name of full-contact karate. ...
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) refers to a combat sport and martial art, which concentrates on grappling and mostly ground fighting. Its goal is to gain a more dominant position while using chokeholds and joint-locks to force opponents into submission. This art is based on Kodokan Judo of the early 20th century, which was also recently-developed back in the day after being founded in the year 1882 and was based on various schools known as “Ryu” from Japanese Jujutsu. The overall principles promote the idea that even smaller and weaker people can use leverage with proper tactics to...
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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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Hwa Rang Do

Hwa Rang Do refers to a Korean martial art, which was created by the brothers Joo Sang Lee and Joo Bang Lee. This particular martial art encourages and teaches defense and fighting tactics, spiritual training, artistic pursuits, and intellectual enhancement. With its long history, its structure of tactics is very involved. ...
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