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is drunken boxing effective

Is drunken boxing effective?

The drunken boxing fighting style has been around for centuries and has been popularised in numerous kung fu movies.  However, is drunken boxing an effective fighting style? What is the drunken boxing fighting style? Drunken boxing is not a seperate martial art but rather a series of forms or movements within particular styles of Chinese …

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What martial arts are in Krav Maga

What Martial Arts are in Krav Maga?

What is Krav Maga self defense? Krav Maga (which translates as “close combat”) was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld in, what was, Czechoslovakia in the 1930s.     This was a tough time for the Jewish community living in pre-World War II Europe who were often subject to anti-semitic attacks.     Imi was highly proficient in boxing …

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how dangerous is kickboxing?

How dangerous is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is tough combat sport which permits the use of kicks and punches.  Unlike Muay Thai, the use of elbows and knees are forbidden.    Bouts usually consist of between  3 and 10 rounds, each lasting 2–3 minutes each, with a 1-minute rest in between rounds.   Fights are either determined by a number of …

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kickboxing foot wraps

Kickboxing Foot Wraps

If you attend kickboxing classes or see a professional bout, you’ll notice some people that wear wraps around their feet.   There are many reasons why foot wraps are worn by people that practice kickboxing. They provide protection, grip, and prevention of injury. In this article, we’re going to breakdown why you should consider wearing …

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is kickboxing an olympic sport

Is kickboxing an Olympic sport?

Kickboxing is a Western fighting sport consisting of punches and kicks.  It can be practised on a recreational or competitive basis.   Kickboxing is not currently an Olympic sport, unlike a number of other martial arts.  It has, however, received International Sports Federation (IF) status, which is the first step towards becoming an official Olympic …

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is karate chinese or japanese

Is Karate Chinese or Japanese?

What is Karate? Karate is a martial art consisting of hand and foot strikes, as well as open hand offensive techniques. It is considered a ‘hard’ martial art, where attacks are defended directly and forcefully.   It is practised by 100 million people on five continents and 192 countries. Today, it’s a worldwide martial art, but …

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What is a Shinobi?

What is a Shinobi?

  Shinobi. Anyone that has played a video game, watched a martial arts movie, or anime has either heard this term or the more used slang term ninja. Though not many really know that  the true origins of the Shinobi was born from chaos and the shadows during a very turbulent time in Japan’s history. …

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