Martial Arts By: Morgan Finn
Types of Martial Arts • ShorinjiKempo; that is based in Japan • Judo; also from Japan • Chun Kuk Do; A Korean based, American hybrid style • Sumo Wrestling; based in Japan • Bok Fu; also based in the USA • KapuKuʻialua; Kuialua or Lua; based in Hawii • Bokator; is a Cambodian martial art • Taekwondo; is a Korean martial art • Bajan stick licking; Barbados
ShorinjiKempo • ShorinjiKempo was established by Doshin So as a system for self improvement and training, in Japan in 1947 based on Shaolin kung fu. • The training methods are based on the philosophy “spirit and body are not separable.” • In this way Kempo has been known to have three benefits of “self defense and training” “mental training” and “promoting health.”
Judo • Judo meaning gentle way is modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882. • The worldwide spread of Judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Chun Kuk Do • Founded in 1990 by Chuck Norris, CKD evolved from Tang Soo Do and combines elements from several different fighting style • There are ten degrees of black belts, only Chuck Norris has that.
Sumo Wrestling • Sumo is a competitive full contact sport where one wrestler attempts to force another out of a ring, or to touch the ground with anything other than his feet.
Bok Fu • Bok Fu is an external martial arts system incorporating primarily Kenpo and Kung Fu fighting styles. • Bok Fu translates to “White Tiger”. • The white tiger is a rare and aggressive animal that exemplifies the system's fighting mentality.
KapuKuialua (Lua) • Lua is an ancient Hawaiian martial art of bone breaking, emphasizing joint locks, throws, pressure point manipulation and many others. • The actual name of fighting art was referred to as "Kuʻialua", literally meaning two hits. • Only those associated with nobility such as professional warriors, guardsmen, and the royal families themselves, were taught Kuʻialua.
Bokator • Bokator is a Cambodian martial art that includes close hand-to-hand combat, ground techniques and weapons. • The term bokator translates as “pounding a lion” from the words bok to pound and tor as lion. • When fighting, bokator exponents still wear the uniforms of ancient Khmer armies. • The art contains 341 sets which, like many other Asian martial arts, are based on the study of life in nature.
Taekwondo • Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. • Taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the art of the foot and fist” or “ the art of kicking and punching.”
Bajan Stick Licking • Bajan Stick-Licking or Stick Science is an African system of weapons fighting that features the use of fire hardened sticks of varying lengths. • For much of Barbados' history, this African Fight has been an integral part of the society • It has been a test of manhood, a fun but dangerous sport, a means of self defense and a method of settling disputes.