The History of Fighting Styles & Systems

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"You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you".

~ Miyamoto Musashi ~

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Archery History Home

An overview of the history of archery throughout the world, from its first use by pre-civilised societies, its use in ancient warfare, its re-emergence during the medieval period and its development in the modern era.....Read Article
Boxing History Home

An overview of the history of boxing, charting its development down the ages from early forms of pugilism practiced in ancient Greece and Rome, to its revival in the early modern period and the development of boxing in the modern era.....Read Article
Capoeira History Home

An overview of the history of capoeira from its early roots, its development by slaves in Brazil, how it flourished amongst criminals and its further development and legitimisation by Mestre Bimba in the early twentieth century.....Read Article
Jujitsu History Home

An overview of the history of jujitsu, from use by samurai warriors to its development as an art in its own right from the 16th century. The article also charts the further secret development of the art from the mid-19th century when martial arts were largely criminalised until the early 1950s, when jujitsu once again flourished in Japan.....Read More
Karate History Home

An overview of the history of karate, from its creation and development on Okinawa, to its introduction to Japan by Gichin Funakoshi and from there its growth into one of the most popular martial arts in the world today.....Read Article
Kung Fu History Home

A brief look at the meaning of kung fu and the history of Chinese martial arts. From their humble beginnings in the Shaolin Temple in the Henan Province to their development into the diverse set of fighting systems available for practice today.....Read Article
Samurai History Home

A brief overview of the history of the samurai, looking at the rise and development of the leading social class in Japan and some of the cultural traits than made the samurai warriors unique.....Read Article

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