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Samurai Sword Facts

The first samurai swords we're actually straight bladed, single edged weapons imported from Korea and China known as chokuto, which were later replaced with the curved blade variety at the end of the 8th Century. The name of the curved blade swords which replaced them was Tachi.

5 Steps to Choosing the Right Martial Art for You

One of the questions I get asked most frequently, in several different variations is about which martial art an individual should study. Generally which martial art, and more importantly which school to choose are fundamental decisions someone should make.

Samurai Swords - Choosing a Sword to Buy

It's undeniable that a well placed and mounted samurai sword or samurai sword set looks fantastic and an ads character to any room of the home, but is it worth spending upwards of $650 on such a sword or sword set? This all depends on your reasons for buying a samurai sword.If you are merely purchasing a samurai sword for display purposes and positioning it as a focal point in a room then you certainly don't need to spend anything like the amount suggested above, you can just go for a relatively cheap manufactured replica with the necessary sword stand.

Interesting Facts on Samurai Sword Manufacture

A samurai's sword is his most sacred and prized possession. Not only did the samurai rely on his sword to defend him, but spiritually the sword held greater significance as the samurai actually believed his soul inhabited the sword.

Samurai Armor Part 1

The first prototype for Japanese samurai armor came about in the form of the yoroi during the Gempei War of 1181-1185. The weight of the yoroi was around 60lb.

Samurai Sword Basics, A Brief History

Capturing the spirit of old Japan and recognised by its deadly curvature, the samurai sword is widely recognised throughout the world as the most deadly of all Japanese weaponry. Although gaining modern fame and notoriety in modern epic cinema in such films as The Last Samurai and the Kill Bill series by Quentin Tarantino, samurai swords have long being an iconic symbol of Japan and its history.

Martial Arts

Traditionally, people trained in Martial Arts in order to utilized their skills as a form of attack and defense in both armed and unarmed combat. Today, people train in Martial Arts in order to keep fit, as a form of meditation, to learn self-discipline and as a competitive sport.

Samurai Swords and The Swordsmiths

Back in the early times of sword manufacture, the production of super strong high-grade carbon steel wasn't even a vague dream. But we know, as history has taught us, that sword makers of ancient times still managed to produce superb quality, strong weapons.

Martial Arts Sparring and Training Protective Equipment

The benefits of Martial Arts has always appealed its practitioners. The disciplined training of the mind and body give a sense of well being but some aspects of Martial Arts training do present a problem.

Samurai - The Honourable & The Treacherous

The Japanese Samurai were warriors. Highly trained, skilled and efficient killers.

How to Select Your Martial Arts and Self Defense Equipment

The most common place to buy martial arts or self defense equipment is in the local dojo. Most dojos, training centers, etc.

The Best Martial Art

It is a very difficult task to determine which martial art is the best so first of all let's take a look what a martial art exactly is and what not.The word "martial art" consists of 2 parts ; "martial" and "art" both of them are very important as you will see in the following lines in the determination of what a martial art exactly is.

I Know Karate and Kung Fu and Lots of Other Foreign Words!

Martial arts have become incredibly popular in the US. Drive through any little strip shopping center in nearly any city and you're likely to see a martial arts studio.

Strategy as Applied to Warrior-citizens

After years of study, I have come to a small understanding of the way of strategy. I will here explain some strategy as it applies to warrior-citizens.

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Now That's a LOW BLOW | Funny Martial Arts FAILS | AFV 2019  Hartford City News Times

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Mixed martial arts-Bellator set to go toe-to-toe with UFC in Europe  Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A new TV deal in Britain and a focus on the European market from American mixed martial arts promotion Bellator will open more ...

Black Belt Your Wardrobe with This Martial Arts Inspired Apparel  The Manual

11 jackets, shirts, pants, and shoes inspired by martial arts style, including gis that kick ass on and off the mat, Kill Bill shoes, and a hoodie to honor Bruce Lee...

Martial artists compete at local meet  Bemidji Pioneer

The first Evergreen Total Martial Arts Family Tournament was held Saturday, Feb. 9, with 85 competitors of varying ages and skill levels traveling to the Bemidji ...

Personal journey: Greenfield martial arts instructor puts skills to test on world stage  Greenfield Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD — Scott Stapleton's interest in the martial arts goes back to his childhood.From being a fan of Kung Fu Theater and the works of Bruce Lee and ...

Martial arts studio in Northwest Austin changes owners, name  Community Impact Newspaper

Tiffany Haag bought Barrett's ATA Martial Arts, Northwest Austin on Jan. 2 and now operates the business under the name Northwest Austin ATA Martial Arts.

At-Risk Youth Shine in Martial Arts Program  Gulfport Gabber

Husband and wife, Rev. Dr. Bryant Keith Harrell and Leotte-Keiva Harrell, teach discipline and martial arts to roughly 80 at-risk children through the non-profit ...

Chula Vista martial arts instructor sentenced for sexually assaulting girl -  KUSI

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A martial arts instructor who sexually assaulted a girl at his National City home was sentenced today to six years in state prison.

Cosens Martial Arts hosting gun defense seminar  Midland Daily News

Cosens Martial Arts of Midland will host its first gun defense seminar at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6829 Eastman Ave. Over the last 10 years, Cosens Martial ...

Martial arts teach athletes self discipline, confidence | The Franklin Sun  The Franklin Sun

TIGER-ROCK Martial Arts has a newly opened campus in Winnsboro in the old Hatfield building on La. Hwy 15. Pictured above are: (left) Noah Cardin, instructor ...

KickStart competes in 'Martial Arts Mania'  The Navasota Examiner

PFLUGERVILLE — The Navasota KickStart Kids Team traveled Saturday, Feb. 16, to Park Crest Middle School in Pflugerville to compete in the Central Texas ...

Tai chi, yoga, martial arts, mediation and more workout ideas  Arizona Daily Star

Tai Chi. Tai Chi for Health — St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Register at 9-10 a.m. Mondays and ...

5 things to know about 'China's Rambo' Wu Jing of 'Wandering Earth'  South China Morning Post

The action star and director is best known for his roles in such films as 'Tai Chi Boxer', 'Fatal Contact' and 'Wolf Warrior'

Berks martial artists inducted into world hall of honors for work with veterans  Reading Eagle

The men are recognized for establishing the Berks County chapter of the Desert Knights of America Motorcycle Club and the American Veterans Warriors Martial ...

Martial arts align with research in coaching kids through bullying  WKRN News 2

Looking into class at Triangle Academy Jiu-Jitsu, in Franklin, you're given a window into Clay Mayfield's vision. Part of it is empowerment.

One state asks: What if Girl Scouts, martial arts counted toward a diploma?  Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, online daily ...

Youths promoted after martial arts testing  Post Register

Chondo Martial Arts Academy leaders held a testing on Jan. 30. Successful students were recognized at a promotional the following week.

Milwaukee-area martial arts academy steps up to help raise funds to fight cancer  WTMJ

What happens when you get a SECOND cancer diagnosis and you suddenly find out your insurance wont cover the treatments? Panic could ensue, but for one ...

A Martial Arts Ballet  Tricycle

What would it look like if the New York City ballet's corps of ballerinas were replaced by 20 kung fu Buddhist monks? Sutra, choreographed by Sidi Larbi ...

Martial Arts state tournament hosted in Newton  Newton Kansan

On a cold, blustery Saturday tucked away in Willis Gymnasium at Newton High School was some fairly intense competition. State champions were being ...

Mason County native's martial arts initiative  Point Pleasant Register

POINT PLEASANT — A Point Pleasant native is looking to bring a new style of martial arts to the area and offer free classes.Chet Horton, American Com.

5 Things to Know about 'China's Rambo' Wu Jing – Martial Arts Star of 'Wandering Earth'  China Film Insider

The action star and director, best known for his roles in such films as 'Tai Chi Boxer', 'Fatal Contact' and 'Wolf Warrior', has box-office appeal and is a key figure ...

Irwin martial arts expert inducted into hall of honor  Tribune-Review

An acclaimed martial arts expert from Irwin has been inducted into a martial arts hall of honor — at the age of 25. “It was quite an honor,” said John Morgart Jr., ...

'The Black Kung Fu Experience': A look at African American martial arts icons  Rutland Herald

A film showcasing the careers of early black martial arts icons left its small audience wanting more.

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Resurgent Predator

With Anthony Johnson in retirement until further notice, there may be no scarier one-round fighter than Francis Ngannou. By vanquishing former champion Cain ...

Martial arts studio to open in Black Mountain  Black Mountain News

Blue Ridge Taekwondo is opening a martial arts studio in Black Mountain in late February, to serve Black Mountain, Swannanoa and Old Fort residents ages 4 ...

Zatoichi: The Best Martial Arts Movie Series You've Never Heard Of  Den of Geek US

We take a dive into the whopping 25-film Blu-ray release of Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman – The Criterion Collection.

Dragons' Heart Martial Arts offers adult Tai Chi class to aid mind and body  The Abington Journal

CLARKS SUMMIT — When thinking about martial arts, most likely envision intense combat or flying kicks.A class at Dragons' Heart Martial Arts, 313 Davis St.

Martial arts teacher creates class about falling safely after his mother seriously injured  WKEF ABC 22

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - As we continue to see warm ups and cool downs this winter, the probability of slipping on ice is high, especially for our ...

Husband and wife combine martial arts, dance in new fitness classes

Renee and Jason Daniels recently opened Movement Arts Academy in New Dorp.

Breaking boards and swinging swords: Martial arts Break-A-Thon...  Detroit Lakes Online

They broke boards and bricks with their bodies. They shred bundles of straw with a sword. They kicked, and hit, and then kicked some more. Whatever their skill ...

Star Wars fans engage in lightsaber combat in Ithaca martial arts club  Ithaca Journal

The Ithaca Sabers meets weekly at CenterLine Fitness in Ithaca and practice lightsaber combat as a martial art.

At Lowell martial arts center, it's about more than the moves  Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- Sustainability, holistic health and empowerment. These are the priorities for those who come to Grodojo, a martial arts training center in downtown ...

Mixed martial arts fighter suspected in two murders captured after escape from prison van in Texas  Chicago Tribune

An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas.

Play dedicated to iconic martial arts' master is a knockout  Shine News

A play dedicated to the memory of legendary martial arts master Cai Longyun recently premiered at th.

San Jose Martial Arts Instructor Arrested on Child Molestation Charges  NBC Bay Area

A 32-year-old San Jose martial arts instructor was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of molesting two of his female students, according to San Jose police.

Chris Casamassa teaches kids about bullying and self-defense at Karams Martial Arts & Sports Training  New Philadelphia Times Reporter

NEW PHILADELPHIA Chris Casamassa is a celebrity on a mission. He wants to teach 1 million children by the year 2025 to be superheroes — kids who are fit, ...

Former Ocean Springs martial arts instructor bonds out of custody  WLOX

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A former Ocean Springs martial arts instructor accused multiple sex crimes has bonded out of custody. Allen Todd Pisarich ...

Martial arts club receives funding boost  Energy FM

A martial arts club on the Isle of Man have been awarded a grant by the Manx Lottery Trust. £340 has been awarded to St John's Aikido Club for the production ...

Punching up the confidence meter: Sumter mixed martial arts gym owner uses training to boost self-defense, fitness in kids, adults  Sumter Item

He started with training two people in his garage and today trains 200 in a 7,000-square-foot multi-purpose martial arts and fitness gym, but his main impact may ...

South Carroll: Tristar Martial Arts hosting 'Stay Safe' program at Mount Airy branch  Carroll County Times

On Feb. 16, the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library is hosting a martial arts program with a focus on stranger danger, safety, and anti-bullying ...

‘A performance’: Chinese MMA fighter criticises Bruce Lee fight footage  South China Morning Post

Lee considered 'the father of mixed martial arts' by some, but Xu Xiaodong says famous 1964 Long Beach demonstration shows no real combat techniques.

Martial artist gets six years for molesting National City teenager  Star-News

A martial arts instructor wept Feb. 15 in court as he heard letters that were read aloud from a mother and the teen-age girl he molested in his National City home.

Local Martial Arts students bring home top titles  Franklin News Post

TDM Fitness and MMA, located in Rocky Mount, brought home several top awards in Super Grands World Games in Buffalo, New York.

Gas station worker uses martial arts skills to try to stop armed robber  WMTV

A gas station attendant, with several decades of martial arts training, got behind an armed robber on Thursday night.

Demetrious Johnson expresses excitement to be competing in Japan  Sportskeeda

American mixed martial arts legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will be competing for the first time outside of the United States for the first time in his ...

China's new year gala: Martial arts and patriotism  BBC News

Martial arts and patriotism were on display in China's new year gala, the world's most-watched show.

Martial arts business holds grand opening  WBBJ-TV

JACKSON, Tenn. – Today was the grand opening of a new local business. South Jackson Martial Arts opened up at the at the Maximum Fitness Gym in South ...

World-class fighter: Champion martial artist shares his skills with SWFLA  Naples Daily News

Evolution Mixed Martial Arts' new Muay Thai/ Kickboxing head coach Cosmo Alexandre, from left, owner Keith Rummel, and jiu jitsu coach Orlando Castillo, with ...

Westin Wilson: A Pioneer for Mormons in Mixed Martial Arts  MMA Sucka

Over a decade ago, you wouldn't be considered wrong for believing mixed martial arts and Mormonism didn't mix. When Westin Wilson began practicing MMA ...

Israel Adesanya was booted from martial arts: ‘I was kicking everything in the house’  FanSided

Israel Adesanya's mom once pulled him of taekwondo for being too rowdy, good thing it wasn't a permanent ban. "Stylebender" reflects in this exclusive.

Here's What's Coming To Netflix In March 2019 -- And What To Watch  Forbes

Here are all the TV shows, movies and Netflix Originals comes to Netflix in March 2019.

Demetrious Johnson excited about performing in Japan with ‘fresh competition’  FanSided

After spending his entire career competing in the United States, mixed martial arts legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is excited to compete for the first ...

Ev Ting Trades in Automotive Career for Mixed Martial Arts  LowKick MMA

ONE Athlete and lightweight contender Ev “E.T” Ting has plenty of tools at his disposal inside the ring. But as it turns out, the New Zealander of Malaysian ...

Mixed Martial Arts Betting: Learning the Basics | SBD

Betting on MMA might seem like a foreign concept, but it doesn't have to be (plus, it's easier than you think!) Read our how-to guide to understand the central ...

Demetrious Johnson is ready to conquer the Asian mixed martial arts scene  FanSided

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Laguna Woods ushers in Year of the Pig with opera, martial arts, a lion dance and multicultural fair  OCRegister

LAGUNA WOODS — Red and gold paper lanterns lined the ceiling of the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center as hundreds flowed in and out of a ...

Man accused in martial arts fighting death in Mercersburg calls to exclude confession  Herald-Mail Media

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A man accused of killing his friend during a night of drinking and horseplay wants jurors to not hear his police interview.

Martial Arts Wear Market Proliferation and Advancement to 2025  Eagle Chronicle

Global Martial Arts Wear Market Research Report 2019 Presents Intellect by Leading Players, Type, Applications, Distribution Channel, Consumption, Revenue ...

MMA generates millions in tax revenue since coming to NY  NEWS10 ABC

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Mixed martial arts has generated nearly $97 million in New York State over the past two years since the statewide ban was ...

Marijuana legalization bill heads to House floor  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — Tax of 17% projected to bring in $78.1M by the 2022 budget year.

Harborview physician brings together medicine and martial arts  Dailyuw

A Harborview Medical Center emergency medicine physician has discovered a unique way to control lower extremity bleeding through a martial arts maneuver.

Noble Martial Arts to open Feb. 1 in Dripping Springs  Community Impact Newspaper

Noble Martial Arts—a private martial arts training facility offering group and private instruction in krav maga, jeet kune do and Brazilian jiujitsu—will open Feb.

Tazmanian Boxing Club in Carson City teaches anti-bullying, self-defense for community  Carson Now

It's a frigid Wednesday night outside, but inside the Tazmanian Boxing Club in Carson City, the gym is packed with children and adults working up a sweat while ...

AZ lawmakers consider lifting ban on martial arts weapon nunchucks  AZFamily

Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee made a lot of movies in the 1970's, showing off his nunchuck skills and beating up bad guys.

Southwest TaeKwon-Do changes name, moves to San Angelo's Sunset Mall  Standard-Times

Southwest TaeKwon-Do, now named Concho Valley Martial Arts, moved into its new store in Sunset Mall on Jan. 1.

Police investigate alleged child abduction in martial arts school parking lot WXIA

HIRAM, Ga. — Police are investigating an alleged attempted child abduction that happened outside a martial arts studio in Hiram, Paulding County. According to ...

Waynesboro woman honors father through mixed martial arts  CBS19 News

A Waynesboro woman is training to participate in Donald Cerrone's Fight Series Saturday in Annandale.

‘Into the Badlands’ Trailer: AMC Martial Arts Drama Finishes Off with a War  IndieWire

TV certainly doesn't lack for shows about saving “the fate of humanity,” as one character explains in the latest trailer for the AMC series “Into the Badlands.

Martial Art legend spends time in Wichita Falls  KAUZ

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) -Wichita Falls Martial arts academy Warrior Way welcomed a legend Guru Dan Inosanto this weekend to host a Seminar.

21 Essex County Martial Artists Fight Way To Tourney Victory  Caldwells, NJ Patch

21 Essex County Martial Artists Notch Tourney Wins - Caldwells, NJ - The athletes, all members of a martial arts school in Essex County, ranged in age from five ...

25 Del Ray Jobs: Martial Arts Instructor, Health Center Nurse  Del Ray, VA Patch

25 Del Ray Jobs: Martial Arts Instructor, More - Del Ray, VA - Employers hiring around Del Ray include School of Rock Alexandria and ...

Fitness Face-off Winner: TCK Mixed Martial Arts  News 12 Bronx

A mixed martial arts class in the borough took the number 2 spot in News 12's Fitness Face-off challenge.

Game changer for mixed martial arts as Sky Sports ink historic deal for 20 live Bellator events in 2019  The Telegraph

A pair of ground-breaking television partnerships announced 48 hours apart involving Sky Sports, Channel 5 and the Viacom-owned Bellator mixed martial arts ...

Martial Arts specialist Mark Weaver to enter CSHOF | News, Sports, Jobs  Evening Observer

Grandmaster is defined as a “title that is honorary in nature, meaning it does not confer rank, but rather distinguishes the individual as very highly revered.

Haitian who started martial arts school for kids says Trump needs to rethink immigration policy  New York Daily News

Gerald Michaud is one of more than 50000 Haitians facing potential deportation after the Trump administration declared it was going to end the temporary ...

Stay Safe with Tristar Martial Arts | Family Fun  Frederick News Post

For ages 6 to 12. An instructor from Tristar Martial Arts Academy will present a fun-filled, high-energy martial arts class focusing on stranger danger, safety, and ...

'Accidental' martial artist at Honesdale studio  The River Reporter

HONESDALE, PA — Scranton resident Nick Ilias said he never intended to train in the martial arts, let alone become a certified instructor with a school nearby ...

Official US Trailer for Major Martial Arts Action Movie 'Triple Threat'  First Showing

This ends tonight. Shock and awe, baby! Well Go USA has released an intense official trailer for the major martial arts action event movie titled.

Yoga, martial arts classes part of new kind of PE curriculum for kids in Frisco ISD  Dallas News

FRISCO — Soft piano music and dim lights set the mood in the kindergarten classroom.Kristina Cappe, a health and wellness coach at Frisco ISD's...

UFC Prague early weigh-in results, LIVE ceremonial video stream  MMA Mania

The UFC Fight Night 145 weigh ins went down earlier today for the “Blachowicz vs. Santos” mixed martial arts (MMA) event on ESPN+, taking place this Sat.

CM Punk Just Enjoying Life as a Martial Artist and Having Fun in His New Job Calling Fights  MMAWeekly

CM Punk isn't setting expectations about fighting again but he's loving life right now just being a martial artist, taking acting gigs and enjoying his new role as a ...

Meet the UNC student who went to the Olympic Trials for Judo  The Daily Tar Heel

Buy Photos Senoir psychology and peace, war, and defense major Brandon Kelly grew averted to martial arts after his injured elbow cost him his judo match at ...

A town where most speak sign language  BBC News

Kata Kolok, literally meaning 'deaf talk' in Indonesian, is a unique sign language that's the primary means of communication for just 44 people on the entire ...

Mixed martial arts: Wausau East grad Andre Hall fights to establish himself in UFC  Wausau Daily Herald

Wausau East grad Andre Hall is pursuing a professional MMA career, balancing college, training and a family. His next UFC bout will be streamed Thursday.

Photos: GALLERY: Chinese New Year - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

Members of the Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy of Newton, Mass., perform a Lion Dance throughout the Mohegan Sun in celebration of the Chinese New ...

Queens Martial Artists Celebrate Lunar New Year with Taekwondo  Queens Daily Eagle

More than 100 students and family members attended the parade to share their pride in Taekwondo and demonstrate their board-breaking and nunchakus ...

Dexter fighter hopes to feast on latest MMA foe  Bangor Daily News

Josh Harvey's big meal Wednesday reflected his continuing weight cut in advance of Friday night's NEF 37 mixed martial arts show at the Cross Insurance ...

Presents: Zombies, Martial Arts, and Post-Apocalyptic Action Abound in REDCON-1! - Dread Central  Dread Central

Dread Central Presents is about to take you into post-apocalyptic England with the announcement that we will be releasing REDCON-1! The film comes from the ...

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