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Martial Arts Basics

Wondering what martial arts are and how beneficial they can be? Then you’ve come to the right place. Learn the basics of martial arts, including how to find the right school here.
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Biography and Profile of Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison Biography - Harrison's claim to fame? Well, she's the first American ever to win a judo gold medal. Pretty great stuff. Here is her rather interesting story.

Biography and Profile of Gichin Funakoshi
Gichin Funakoshi Biography - Here is the story on Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan karate.

Biography and Profile of Helio Gracie
Biography and Profile of Helio Gracie - Want to know more about the man who essentially invented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Look no further. Here is Helio Gracie's story.

Biography and Profile of Jigoro Kano
Biography and Profile of Jigoro Kano - Jigoro Kano founded Kodokan judo and was one of the most influential martial artists of all time. Here is his story.

Biography and Profile of Hwang Kee
Hwang Kee Biography - Hwang Kee was the founder of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan and one of the more influential martial artists of all time. Here is his story.

Biography and Profile of Joe Lewis
Biography and Profile of Joe Lewis - Want to learn more about one of the best karate fighters to ever live? Then check out the story on Joe Lewis here.

Biography and Profile of Mas Oyama
Biography and Profile of Mas Oyama - Oyama was one of the most influential martial arts practitioners of all time. Here is his story.

What are Martial Arts?
The term martial arts refers to all of the various systems of training for combat that have been arranged or systematized.

The Deadliest Warriors in Martial Arts History
Spike TV's the Deadliest Warrior. a show that pits types of warriors (ex. samurai vs. viking) against one another and determines a winner based on several factors, has caused some chatter. Of course, it's hard to pit types of fighters against one another and determine who the deadliest warriors are because that process doesn't take into account the individuals involved. This list does.

All About the Martial Arts Black Belt
What do you think of when you hear the words martial arts black belt? Some no doubt begin to imagine flying ninjas and Jackie Chan movies. Others may have a more realistic vision, usually one of martial arts superiority. But does attaining a black belt in fact signify a martial arts expert?

An Overview of Martial Arts Techniques
The variety of martial arts techniques available to practitioners is numerous. Thus, an overview of martial arts techniques in category form seems an appropriate beginning step for readers looking to understand a little bit more about the moves that make martial arts special.

Striking in Martial Arts
The term striking in martial arts refers to stand up fighting, or everything that’s not grappling.

Submissions in Martial Arts
A submission is a combat sports term that has become commonly used throughout the martial arts world. When a practitioner applies a submission hold, it generally means that they have sunk in a joint lock or choke hold designed to cause an opponent give up or face injury.

Martial Arts Takedowns
Takedowns refer to the act of engaging with and purposefully taking an opponent to the ground in martial arts and combat sports.

Find a Martial Arts School
Find a martial arts school at MMAPlayground.com.

List of Martial Arts By Region
A list of martial arts put together by their region of origin.

Indian Martial Arts
A reference guide on the rarely talked about Indian martial arts.

Samurai
A brief profile of the Samurai, the warrior class of Japan.

Thank You for Submitting Your Nomination to the Readers' Choice Awards
Thank You for Submitting Your Nomination to the Readers' Choice Awards

2012 Olympics Taekwondo Results - Wondering how things went in regard to Tae...
2012 Olympics Taekwondo Results - Wondering how things went in regard to Tae Kwon Do events? You've come to the right place.

Masahiko Kimura Biography
Masahiko Kimura Biography - Check out the story on Kimura, one of the greatest judokas of all-time.

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