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Karate

Karate, also known as karatedo, refers to a martial art that stems from indigenous methods of fighting from Chinese kempo, the Ryukyu Islands, and traditional Japanese martial arts. Mainly known as an art of striking that features kicking, punching, elbow and knee strikes, as well as open-handed tactics, karate also makes use of locks, grappling, traps and restraints, joint manipulations, throws, and point striking. Karate practitioners are known as karateka. ...
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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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