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Japan / Re: Karate 空手
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:45:30 pm »
Hi Leon ... welcome to the forum, thanks for joining.

I myself have not heard of it yet but sounds like a great system to learn, I know the Israeli military systems are very effective self defense systems. Please let us know how it goes once you start training.

For other people who also have not heard of this system yet I post the description:
This is a more modern kind of self-defence. Where did itcome from and what is in the very core of it? Krav Maga is a full-contact fighting system and is considered to be one of the best martial arts oriented toself-defence. This self-defence system was developed and actively used in the Israel Defense Forces. Therefore, the country from where this type of martial arts takes place is Israel. Nowadays Krav Maga is also actively practised. One of the best masters, who developed his own method of training,is Mikhail Peleg. He is a military instructor who will effectively teach you how to apply this martial art in practice.

News & Events / Hong Kong legendary producer Raymond Chow dies age 91
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:05:01 pm »
Legendary Hong Kong movie producer Raymond Chow Man-wai - who brought Jackie Chan and martial arts legend Bruce Lee into the spotlight - died at the age 91 on Friday.

Story here: Raymond Chow

News & Events / Jin Yong dies at age 94
« on: November 02, 2018, 01:27:09 am »
Louis Cha, who wrote beloved Chinese Martial Arts novels as Jin Yong dies at age 94 in Hong Kong.

Story here: read

Japan / Re: Karate 空手
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:49:19 am »
Oyama M. was one of the great karate masters of all time who proven himself hundreds of times. OSS!

Japan / Re: The Ninja 忍者
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:47:21 am »
The big problem with the ninja arts is that most have been lost due to their secrecy. After modern weapons and laws took over and the ninja were outlawed their art also disappeared. There are some schools especially in Japan that try to restore these arts, some have the luck of still having some original texts.

It looks great and effective, thank you for sharing. Unfortunately many styles of martial arts today are practiced by a practitioner alone which makes them difficult to apply in real situations. Many, even black belts have been defeated by simple street fighters because they were not able to apply their skills in real situation. It's is great to see that your school teaches two man forms and the application of techniques to real life situations.

If you have more videos or even information please feel free to share it with us.

China / Re: Tai Chi competition: Wu Wei Cup 2018 Germany with Douwe Geluk
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:38:51 am »
Amazing ... thank you for sharing the video and congratulations to all competitors for participating!

Please feel free to share any more videos of information you might have, we're delighted to watch or read them! Also if you know more competitions and would like to let people know about them please feel free to post them on the forum.

Welcome to the forum and thank you for joining!

Sounds very exciting reading about your martial arts experiences and your school, sound like you have extensive knowledge and experiences in different styles. We hope you'll share your experiences and also you can learn more from talking with others. If you have a link to your schools website we hope you can post it here so people can read and learn more about it.

Again, thank you for joining and we hope you'll share your experience and the same time learn new things from others. Also if you have friends or know people who also in martial arts feel free to invite them to the forum and we can all share knowledge. And as always if you have questions or comments for us please feel free to ask or let us know!

Weapons / Traditional Weapons
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:18:05 pm »
Traditionally Burmese martial arts used a wide variety of weapons some of which are still taught in traditional schools

Burma / Thaing
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:16:17 pm »
Thaing is a Burmese term used to classify the traditional martial systems of Myanmar (formerly 'Burma'). Systems of thaing include bando, lethwei, banshay and naban.

Rules and Guidelines / MOVED: Tour in Verona on Segway
« on: August 20, 2017, 02:26:03 am »

News & Events / News and Events
« on: April 27, 2017, 10:03:00 pm »
If you have any news or events related to this forum feel free to post them here.

Hi James, thanks for the post. Here is some more information about the Tangxi sword factory in Xiping county, Henan Province.  In 2014 the factory was listed as national intangible cultural heritage, due to preserving the traditional way of Chinese sword making.

The photos below are recent from 12 April 2017 showing how the swords are still hand made in the factory today. Please also follow the link below where you can read a brief article and see additional pictures from the factory. Hope this helps:

Article about the Tangxi sword factory

Weapons / Nunchaku (ヌンチャク)
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:33:40 pm »
The nunchaku (ヌンチャク) is a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope. Used by Okinawan farmers, it was not a historically popular weapon because it was ineffective against the most widely used weapons of that time, and because few techniques for its use existed. The two sections of the weapon are commonly made out of wood, while the link is a cord or a metal chain. The nunchaku is most widely used in martial arts such as Okinawan kobudō and karate, and is used as a training weapon, since it allows the development of quicker hand movements and improves posture.

In modern times, nunchaku (Tabak-Toyok) were popularized by actor and martial artist Bruce Lee and his martial arts instructor Dan Inosanto, who introduced this weapon to the actor. Another popular association in modern times is the fictional character Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Organizations including the North American Nunchaku Association, World Amateur Nunchaku Organization, Fédération Internationale de Nunchaku de Combat et Artistique, World Nunchaku Association, and International Techdo Nunchaku Association teach the use of nunchaku as a contact sport.

Modern-day nunchaku can be made from metal, wood, plastic or fibreglass. Toy and replica versions made of polystyrene foam or plastic are also available. Possession of this weapon is illegal in some countries, except for use in professional martial art schools.

Weapons / Tonfa (トンファー)
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:22:45 pm »
The tonfa (トンファー) also known as tong fa or tuifa, is a melee weapon best known for its role in the armed component of Okinawan martial arts. It consists of a stick with a perpendicular handle attached a third of the way down the length of the stick, and is about 15–20 inches long. It was traditionally made from red or white oak and wielded in pairs. The tonfa is believed to have originated in either China or Southeast Asia where it is used in the respective fighting styles. A similar weapon called the Mai sok san is used in Krabi-krabong and tomoi.

Although the tonfa is most commonly associated with the Okinawan martial arts, its origin is heavily debated. One of the most commonly cited origins is China, although origins from Indonesia to Thailand are also possible. Okinawan tradition derives the tonfa from a millstone handle. The Chinese and Malay words for the weapon (guai and topang respectively) literally mean crutch, which may suggest the weapon originating from the crutch. In Cambodia and Thailand a similar weapon is used consisting of a pair of short clubs tied onto the forearms, known in Thai as mai sok and in Khmer as bokgatau. In Thailand and Malaysia the mai sok often has a similar design to the tonfa, with a perpendicular handle rather than being tied on. This weapon might be the original version of the tonfa.

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