What Martial Arts Are Used In Attack on Titan?

If you are an Attack on Titan fan, you may remember the training sessions the new recruits had to go through in season 1. Of these training sessions, a standout moment was when Annie shows Eren how to fight during their hand-to-hand combat session. Interestingly enough, Eren successfully uses these new combat skills later in the series (spoilers ahead). In this post, I am going to explain the fighting styles used in Attack on Titan. In Attack on Titan, Annie primarily uses two martial arts, one being Muay Thai, and the other being Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She shows Eren’s skills in…

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What is a Traditional Martial Art?

If you’ve been involved in martial arts in some way since the inception of the UFC, then you’ve probably heard the argument of mixed martial arts versus traditional martial arts. But you may also wonder, what exactly is a traditional martial art? Is there really any criteria that defines a martial art as traditional? In this post, I am going to address the most popular martial arts that are widely regarded as traditional, and what aspects of them decide whether they are traditional or not. In short, a traditional martial art is any form of combat that teaches much more…

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How Long Does it Take to Master a Martial Art?

If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re interested in training martial arts. You might have even taken a few classes in your chosen martial art. But at the beginning of your martial arts journey, it’s common to see more experienced martial artists and wonder, “How long will it take me to get to that level?” In this post, I am going to explain what it takes to reach mastery in a martial art. To master a certain martial art is takes years of training, discipline, and dedication. On average, it takes around 8 years to get a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Judo…

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What Martial Arts Does Goku Use in Dragon Ball Z?

If you’re a Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball Z fan like me, then you’ve probably used it as inspiration to start training martial arts. But perhaps you’ve also wondered, What type of martial arts are they using? Is this a real fighting style? Well, look no further my anime-loving friend, because in this post I am going to dissect and explain the martial arts styles used by Goku (and friends) in the Dragon Ball series. Goku uses a hybrid fighting style inspired heavily by Wushu (Kung Fu), Wing Chun, and Karate. This is evidenced by his wide stance, which is…

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Do Martial Artists Have to Register Themselves as “Deadly Weapons”?

So we’ve all heard rumors around the topic of whether professional fighters have to register as “deadly weapons”. Whether you heard it from some guy at the bar, or you saw an incident surrounding this topic on the news, we have all wondered it. So today, I am going to present the research I’ve found in order to answer the question: Do martial artists have to register themselves as “deadly weapons”? The short answer is NO; martial artists and professional fighters do not have to register themselves (or any part of their body) as a “deadly weapon”. However, a trained…

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Can Martial Arts Help With Depression? (Why I'll Never Quit MMA)

As someone who has dealt with depression in the past, it can be difficult to find something you are passionate about. However, if you are interested in martial arts, there are many reasons you should start training, including the mental and health benefits. In this post, I will address how martial arts helped me with depression and will be answering the question: Can martial arts help with my depression? In short, yes, martial arts training can help deal with depression. A martial arts gym brings together like-minded people who help each other train and grow together. Interacting with people and…

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Who Was the First Muay Thai Fighter in the UFC?

If you are a fan of MMA, then you know that Muay Thai is one of the most essential parts of the sport. From its roundhouse kicks to its elbows, Muay Thai has influenced the striking of many professional mixed martial artists. But when did this style first appear in the UFC? Well friends, today we will be finding the answer to the question: Who was the first Muay Thai fighter in the UFC? Orlando Wiet is officially the first fighter in the UFC with a Muay Thai background, having represented Muay Thai at UFC 2 in 1994. As far…

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