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Shorin-Ryu Karate

Shorin-ryu Karate Shorin-Ryu Karate is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts. Said to have been founded by Sokon Matsumura during the 1800s, Shorin-ryu combines elements of the traditional Okinawan fighting styles Shuri-te and Tomari-te. Shorin-ryu is widely considered to be one of the two major modern styles of Okinawan karate, along with Goju-ryu, which is rooted in the other traditional Okinawan style, Naha-te. [Read More]

Okinawan Martial Arts

okinawan martial arts Okinawan martial arts refers to the martial arts which originated among the indigenous people of Okinawa Island, most notably karate, tegumi, and Okinawan kobudo [Read More]

Freestyle wrestling

Freestyle wrestling Freestyle wrestling is a form of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games. [Read More]

Defendo

Defendo Martial Art Defendo is a martial art and self defense system created in 1945 for law enforcement by Bill Underwood , a British born Canadian . Underwood was originally the creator of Combato a "non- boxing or wrestling " unarmed combat system which he taught in Montreal , Quebec . [Read More]

Isshin-Ryu Karate

isshin-ryu Karate Isshin-Ryu is a style of Okinawan karate founded by Shimabuku Tatsuo and named by him on 15 January 1956. Isshin-Ryū karate is largely a synthesis of Shorin-ryū karate, Gojū-ryū karate, and Kobudo. The name means, literally, "one heart method." As of 1989 there are 336 branches of Isshin-ryū throughout the world, most of which are concentrated in the United States. After the death of Shimabuku in 1975, many variations of Isshin-ryū were formed. [Read More]

Savate

savateMartial Art Savate (also known as boxe française, French boxing, French Kickboxing or French Footfighting, is a French martial art which uses both the hands and feet as weapons and combines elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques. Only foot kicks are allowed, unlike some systems, such as Muay Thai and Silat, which allow the use of the knees or shins. Savate is perhaps the only style of kickboxing in which the fighters habitually wear shoes (savate being a French synonym for "old shoe"). A practitioner of savate is called a savateur (male) or savateuse (female). [Read More]

Folkstyle Wrestling

folkstyle wrestling Collegiate-style wrestling, also known as folkstyle or scholastic, is a form of wrestling native to the United States. [Read More]
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