Monday, December 16, 2013

Martial Arts Japanese and Chinese Uniforms Related?

This has been a heated debate for many years. Are the Japanese and Chinese martial arts related?

Seeing how the two nations are close geographiocally I would say yes they are related. Of course each country has its own unique way of doing the techniques based on its ancestors and culture.

The one thing I do find interesting is that Japanese Karate and Chinese Kung Fu both wear peasant uniforms to workout in. The Chinese wear a kung fu uniform (see it here at and the Japanese wear a karate gi (see a video of it here at I find that very interesting.

It seems that both cultures wore what was on hand. And that was the common clothing of the day.
To see more of the more elaborate clothing worn by these ancient Asian cultures check out this video I found:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Samurai Swords Basic Techniques

An awesome video that demonstrates some basic Samurai cutting techniques. If you are interested in the Samurai and how they used their swords in battle then check out this video. The basics are always the most important so do not let the name make you skip over watching.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Chosun Ninjato Home Study of a Sword Art

Looking to add some ancient Japanese sword techniques to your arsenal? Check out this video. I am sure you will enjoy it!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ancient Arts Of Japan Like The Ninja

Here is an old but mysterious style from Japan. Ninjitsu! Back in the 80's this was a very popular martial art. It was popularized by the first American Ninja: Stephen K Hayes.

He wrote all kinds of books about this art. There are many arts within ninjistu. Tai-jitsu is the unarmed style of the art. He is an interesting man and you can learn more about him here: . He started training way back in 1975 in Japan and then came back to the US and started teaching. However he only taught a few students. It was not until recently that he started teaching the public.

So where can you get the clothing that they wear? It looks pretty cool. Go to and see the different kinds available.

See more of this ninja art:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Karate Mens Kumite Final

Here is an example of traditional karate kumite, This particular match is the finals for the weight class of 75kg.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Creation of Western Martial Arts

Kyu is definitely an creation of the West. In Japan, you're either students or teacher, and thus have either a white or black belt. Teachers felt a need to exhibit development, particularly amongst kiddies, and therefore the kyu were born, when karate found the UNITED STATES. He's offered a Gi, the white karate uniform, whenever a student begins their karate training. She or he is given a belt, whilst the student advances, understanding skills and patience. There's a typical development in shade, from yellow to black. Although the indicator of ability, their order, and shades vary from style to style, the devices are usually given in the next order: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown, Black. It typically takes at least 24 months for students to move from white belt to black. For every belt there's a test, often an efficiency of kata, actually indicating type, which is really a number of stances, striking and kicking methods.

Katas can be carried out independently or in pairs. These rank tests are often done on a single class day put aside for the performance. The ratings for black belts in most Japanese Fighting styles are called Dans. In Japanese, dan can be used to mean stage or level, in this instance meaning degree. As this history is older, the guidelines for getting dans are better. At the very least 3 3rd dans should be present, to rise towards the level of black belt. You may become a certified instructor, though having your belt by no means makes you a specialist once you've your black belt. You're always studying in karate. You will find 10 examples of black belt. The initial 5 dans could be acquired through opposition, assessment, and performance of katas. Dans 6-10 can just only be performed through larger contribution to the martial-arts world and years of skilled training. These higher dans could be granted only by even higher ranked representatives of the main [often regional] school or by steering committee.