Whether its popular styles such as Karate, Taekwondo, Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Thai Boxing, Kung Fu or more specific ones, such as Tiger Crane Kung Fu, Boshido or Tai Chi Chuan - you will find them on our database. For each style, detailed descriptions of training, techniques, forms and patterns are given in text, graphics and instructional videos as well as in depth research on history, origins, philosophy, grading systems and legend.
Information is available on a huge range of styles within the resource pages of this site. We are continually updating these pages and growing our database every day, which also includes our directory on a range of carefully selected resources. On the social pages you can also connect with other Martial Artists, establish yourself in the martial arts industry by communicating with others. It's free and easy to join and you can instantly socialize with Martial Artists all over the world, from Masters to beginners. The chances are that you will find members you already know from clubs, meetings, championships etc.
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There is no specific origin of martial arts which is what makes the range of styles from around the world so interesting to learn about. Each individual style that exists today is unique. The fact that so many of the styles originate from different parts of the world means that there is now such a fantastic variety of techniques, strategies, philosophies and movements in a huge range of styles. Even those martial arts which are related to a certain extent as they develop into new styles is interesting as new people bring their own ideas to a style in an attempt to tweek them in an aim to improve them. This is subject to some debate by martial artists today, as some believe the classical and traditional styles should be 'left alone' and the teachings of their original founders should always be focused on. Some instructors have tried to 'change' styles with their own influences which many accept, but many do not. Fundamentally, the argument is that all traditional martial arts should be taught and remembered on the foundations they were built on and never changed or altered in any way and that if any practitioner should bring their own alterations, then that person is no longer teaching or practicing the original martial art.