Martial Arts Science & History articles

Martial Arts Science & History articles

Rare Fighting Styles From Around the Globe

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Many MMA fans, martial artists, and regular every day people are familiar with the more traditional and widespread martial arts that have become the mainstream. Striking arts like karate, taekwondo, boxing, and muay thai; grappling arts like judo, fr...
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How to Win a Fight With Smarts - Not Just Skill

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The vast majority of martial arts are self-defense oriented and, by nature, competitive. In addition to being able to protect oneself, people take up martial arts for the cutthroat competition that comes with improving at your sport and besting other...
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Krav Maga, Systems in the Sand, the Legacy of Imi Lichtenfeld (Part II)

Krav Maga, Systems in the Sand, the Legacy of Imi Lichtenfeld (Part II)
In Part One From Treachery to Triumph, A Story of Imi Lichtenfeld , we explored the development of the man who was Imi Lichtenfeld . What drove him, gave his life's direction, carved out the essence that in its existence made him who he was. Here in ...
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Krav Maga, From Treachery to Triumph, a story of Imi Lichtenfeld (part I)

Krav Maga, From Treachery to Triumph, a story of Imi Lichtenfeld (part I)
Samuel Lichtenfeld

If Budapest ever had a "golden age", then unknown to her she was a city breathing in its last few moments. In 1910 despite her Jewish ghettos, Budapest had reached her zenith. She was at her seminal moment in history. But in just four short years, ev...
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Revelations of Man, Science and Violence

Revelations of Man, Science and Violence

One needs only to scratch the surface of human conflict to engage the scientific mind; so great are the depths and diversities found within it.

No later than the moment combative arts rose from the primordial ooze, its existence as an identifiable study immediately broke into a multitude of clear and distinctly different realms of science. A myriad of subsections and specializations that resided beneath the surface, unravelled with ever increasing rapidity.

At the mere mention of human combat, martial arts, self defense, or combatives, armed or unarmed, each and all demanded its own spotlight be focused upon their specific input, effect, and need as concealed within the magnitudes of science.

The question then is, "Which came first". Here the answer is no less opinionated than with the chicken and the egg. (By the way it was the egg...).

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