History of Karate • An Indian monk named Bodhidharma brought a defensive fighting style with basic movements to China. • The Chinese monks intertwined the martial art with their religious practices. • As They moved to different lands, they molded the art into different arts. • An ancient Greece art called Pankration combined wrestling, grappling, and boxing movements. • New arts are continuing to evolve as people refine the movements of other martial art practices.
Gokei Ryu Ju Jitsu Judo Jeet Kune Do Karate Thai Kickboxing Krav Maga Kung Fu Ninjitsu Russian Kempo Tae Kwon-Do Hapkido Aikido Various Arts
Aikido • Created by Morihei Ueshiba • Practiced hand in hand with religion • The goal is to stop the attacker from harming you, but to not harm the attacker
Krav Maga • The most ruthless of martial arts • The objective is to destroy the opponent • Was created by a Jewish Hungarian to defend themselves against Nazis • Is the staple martial art discipline for many of the world’s special forces units
Jeet Kune Do • Developed by Bruce Lee • Optimizes force and movement in martial arts • Was the first art with great popularity in the U.S.
Taekwan-Do • An extremely ornamental style of martial arts • Uses a wide variety of kicks • Popular and widely used in movies for dramatic effect
Kung Fu • The oldest known martial art of Oriental descent • Created in the Shaolin temples as a form of exercise and defense for the monks • Weapons used in Kung Fu were farm tools in ancient China
Common Belt System 1. Orange Black 2. Blue Brown 3. Green 4. Purple