What Martial Arts Does Chuck Norris Know?

So chances are, you’re probably familiar with movie star and martial artist Chuck Norris. He is probably best known for his fight scene in Way Of The Dragon, where he faced off against another popular martial artist, Bruce Lee. However, after seeing Chuck’s fight scenes, you may be left wondering about his martial arts background, the extent of his fighting skills, and how he attained those skills. So what martial arts does Chuck Norris know? Chuck Norris is an expert in many different martial arts, holding black belts in Karate, Tang Soo Do, Taekwondo, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has…

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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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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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Who Invented Wing Chun? (The Woman Who Created Wing Chun)

So I was reading a bit about the Chinese martial art known as Wing Chun, and learning about its history. Interestingly enough, it seems there is some confusion on who created Wing Chun, and whether or not it was created by a woman. So in this post I am going to answer the question: Was Wing Chun invented by a woman? According to oral history, Wing Chun was created by a woman named Ng Mui, a nun who escaped the destruction of the Fujian Shaolin Temple. After relocating in the Daliang Mountains, Ng Mui taught her kung-fu style to a…

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