Japanese Martial Arts refers to various forms of Martial Arts that traces their origin from Japan. Three Japanese terms; Budo, Bujutsu, and Bugei, are used interchangeably with ’Japanese Martial Arts”. The historical origin of these Martial Arts can be traced in the warrior traditions of the caste system and samurai. The said systems prohibited the use of weapons by other society members which made the Martial Arts developed to become extraordinarily diverse, with great differences in philosophy across many schools and styles, methods, and training tools. That said, there are countless types of Martial Arts that originated from Japan.
In the old days, Martial Arts were frequently used as self-defensive mechanisms as well as in combat sports. In the modern days, Martial Arts are also being used as the most effective defensive systems during some of the most horrific situations due to their powerful capabilities. Also, Japanese Martial Arts are widely being used for body fitness purposes. The warm-ups, the drills, the rolling and many other physical training techniques that accompany these Martial Arts lets the students get in proper body shape quickly, easily, and effortlessly as they learn highly-effective life-saving skills. These Martial Arts are really engaging, fun, and captivating. Here follows a brief but in-depth description of a few of them.
Martial Arts is a science that will forever be practiced. While there are different arts ranging from Kung Fu, Muay Thai to Jiu Jitsu, nearly every practice has its place of origin. While some people practice Martial Arts as a sport, there are various reasons to learn a single art if not two. In a bid to enlighten you on the diverseness of different arts, below is an in-depth coverage with their benefits.
Throwing punches can be a good activity for a boring day. Apart from passing time, can it be of any other benefit? Yes. Due to the intense exercise involved, you are likely to develop a heightened level of athlete efficiency. First, your body benefits from the enhanced cardiovascular health due to burnt calories. Second, you will improve your hand-eye coordination due to punch timing. Lastly, your total body strength will improve due to punching of 100+ pound bags.
There are many different types of Martial Arts in the world practiced for a variety of reasons such as competition, self-defense, entertainment and even physical fitness. The arts have diverse histories and their uses in modern day may defer from one region to another. Here is a closer look at some martial arts practiced across the world.
This Martial Art is designed for the purpose of street survival. It is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extremely brutal counter-attacks. It was developed by the Israeli Defense Force to be used in real life combat situations. The idea behind it was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, a former Chief Instructor for Physical Fitness and Krav Maga at the IDF School of Combat Fitness. The art incorporates some aspects of Karate kicks, traditional Boxing punches, Jiu Jitsu ground fighting and even Jiu Jitsu grappling.
Wing Chun is a traditional Chinese self-defence and Martial Art that originated from a civil war period marking the transition from Ming to Qing dynasties. It utilizes both grappling and striking while at the same time focusing in close-range combat.
According to many Wing Chun practitioners, those who practice the Martial Art should seek to develop a good body structure which should be more like a bamboo which is rooted but yielding, firm but also flexible. This kind of structure is designed to either redirect or deflect external forces for one to win. A Wing Chun student should therefore seek to learn not only how to combat and be defensive but also how best to be balanced and relaxed. Wing Chun is considered to be one of the best attack & defence Martial Art and is as effective as others like Krav Maga, Boxing, Kung Fu and Jiujitsu.
Boxing Gloves are important in Boxing training and competitions. The main purpose of Boxing Gloves is to protect the hands of fighters. The bones found in human hands are relatively fragile and need protection to throw punches to pads, bags, accessories, or opponents’ bodies. Gloves also protect the opponent since he will not be hit with the bare hand but with a cushioned glove, minimizing the impact. Interestingly enough, a set of Boxing Gloves also adds force to the punch itself since more mass is being used.
Punching Bags are treasured training tools for kickboxers, boxers, and many other martial artists. The most obvious benefit of using a Boxing Bag is to enable you practice kicks and punches at full force, but this is not the only reason these bags are used. Working out with a Punching Bag increases your balance and strength, improves your mood and strengthens your heart as well.
Boxing Bags have been used in swordplay and Martial Arts all through the whole history of military training. They were also used in combat sports and Martial Arts such as Muay Thai, Boxing and Karate to practice kicking and other striking manoeuvres as well as in the development of punching techniques.
Muay Thai also known as Thai Boxing, is one of the oldest Martial Arts with its origin in Thailand. The close combat Martial Art utilizes different parts of the body including knees, elbows, feet and fists as weapons. Over the years, Muay Thai has gained popularity all over the world as a combat sport with many people professional training.
Muay Thai is a popular fitness sport in Singapore and there are many benefits that one can gain by simply training under instructors who have the desired experience and qualification. Students who learn Muay Thai appreciate the many differences that are there between this combat art and others such as Brazilian Jui Jitsu especially when it comes to grappling techniques. If you are a beginner, it is important to develop a wide range of fitness qualities in order to excel in MuayThai.
Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing is Thailand’s national sport. In this practice, all the parts of the human body are used as weapons. There are different pieces of equipment needed for practicing Muay Thai, such as hand wraps, shorts, running shorts, gloves and many others. One pair of gloves is needed and this piece of equipment is one of the most important of all.
For people who practice Thai Box as a sport, but also for those who do it at the gym, knowing how to buy Muay Thai Gloves is very important. In order to do this, it is good to know the details behind this type of gloves first. The equipment used for this category of martial arts has changed over time. In the past, there weren’t any rules about what equipment to use and how to do it, but there are rules today. Past Thai boxers didn’t even use gloves, but soft string wrappings and a technique that helped them to avoid injuries.
For many Martial Art lovers, Muay Thai is one of the most popular Martial Art skill they have either heard of or been involved in. However, not many people are aware of Muay Boran which is the originator of Muay Thai and other traditional Boxing skills. Muay Boran which translates to “ancient boxing” is the most ancient fight skill that employs different parts of the body including elbows, the fist, the head, forearms, feet and knees. Fighters can fight with or without any additional weapons like staffs, swords and pikes.
In the ancient times, the martial art was used for protecting the community and in the battlefield combats especially where weapons were not used. There some clear differences between Muay Thai and Muay Boran in that the latter has no limitations, regulations or boundaries, something that you find in Muay Thai. Boxers participating in Muay Boran can use limitless techniques. While as it was used during combat with the end results being to main, kill or incapacitate the enemy, today the boxing style has been used as a sport and streamlined for more efficiency.
This year on November 24, eyes of all the boxing fans and MMA enthusiasts will be focused on one fight. The flight that is truly a clash between two titans of modern welterweight boxing, and the organizers are already claiming that this fight will turn out to be the greatest professional boxing match ever happened in Macau. The clash between Pacquiao VS. Rios is scheduled to take place at the Cotai Arena, of the Venetian Macao, situated in Macau. This fight is been called “The Clash in Cotai.” Both the players have a lot at stake and are fighting for more than money and title, they are fighting to revive their reputation.