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Evolution of Martial Arts: Difference between Bujutsu and Budo

The evolution of martial arts is a vast topic that can’t be fully explained in one simple blog post. You can, however, get the general idea by learning the difference between Bujutsu and Budo. Many of you might practice one of the nine Budo martial arts: Judo, Kendo, Jukendo, Kyudo, Sumo, Karatedo, Kenpo, Aikido or…

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HEMA: Historical European Martial Arts

The term “martial arts” is most commonly associated with Asian cultures—and with good reason. Many of the popular martial arts that are practiced today originated in Asia, but in the past there were martial arts in other countries as well. You’ve all heard of and are familiar with sports such as boxing, wrestling and fencing.…

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Who were the Ninjas?

Who were the ninjas?  Did they really exist?  You might think it’s a silly question to ask, but some people actually believe they’re just a myth. And in some ways it’s true. Don’t get too upset or confused! The ninjas very much did exist and they were actually a very important part of Japanese history.…

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5 MMA Strength Training Tips

So you want to become strong, huh? Strength plays a pretty big role in MMA. Obviously it makes you more powerful, but it also improves speed and endurance, which MMA fighters need in order to win. If you’ve been trying to build strength at the gym, but aren’t seeing results, you might need to rethink…

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Pankration: the Original Mixed Martial Art

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) may have become more popular in recent years thanks to media coverage, but MMA is nothing new. In fact, it’s quite old, originating in the form of Pankration all the way back in Ancient Greece! Pankration (translated to mean “all powers”) was first introduced to the Olympics in 648 BC ……