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General Information on Martial Arts

  • Virtual Library: Martial Arts  the first stop for all links to the martial arts
  • Agatsu a reality based martial arts training.  Agatsu is not a new martial arts style but rather a system of self defense. Site includes forum, articles, training tips, links, photos and much more
  • Ask Sensei -a Martial Arts site using a question and answer format, intelligent, healthy and artistic approach. English and Spanish
  • Australian Martial Arts Association  for the furtherance of all martial arts in Australia without prejudice towards race , colour , gender , sexual preference or political and religious beliefs;. it provides membership to both traditional and eclectic styles of martial arts, representing many Karate styles plus Kung Fu , Tae-Kwon -Do , Judo , Ju-Jitsu Aikido , weapons arts and Kick-Boxing
  • Black Belt magazine for self defence; news, articles, dictionary, resources and pronunciation.
  • British Martial Arts Association    articles, information and a members only section
  • Fight Link mixed Martial Arts Magazine; information, articles, headlines, events, fighters..

History of Martial Arts "The history of the martial arts is complex and not well documented however, some evidence of early martial arts is known...With records of martial arts being practiced in China as early as 5000B.C, the Chinese influence on modern hand to hand combat is unmistakable"... Read on
Brief History of Martial Arts   or History2 
History of Martial Arts in Europe  a nice site with a lot of well-presented information on styles in the European Countries.
Historical European martial arts
   an educational non-profit organization dedicated to the study and practice of historical fencing and the exploration and promotion of our Western martial heritage.
The Roots of Martial Arts
Training links for Martial Arts from Challenger Martial Arts


Aikido is a practical, healthy, non-violent, non-aggressive Japanese martial art developed early in the 1900's by its founder, Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969)., now known as O-Sensei (venerable teacher). In Japanese, Aikido means: "The way of coordinating the mind, body, and spirit of the practitioner." Aikido looks almost impossible when watching a skilled performer (man or woman) defeat several attackers at a time. While it looks difficult, after training it really is not. Anyone who spends the time and effort to learn this incredible martial art can walk through life with confidence. Aikido training involves physical, mental, spiritual and ethical disciplines. It includes empty hand techniques and defenses against multiple attackers, knife, gun, and club.  More ....from the American Institute of Martial Arts     See also Aikidofaq




Capoeira was created by African slaves, in Brazil, approximately 400 yrs. ago as a martial art. Capoeira possesses a very unique style that brings together beauty and power, developing mental balance, physical conditioning, self-defense, music and a profound sense of art, all at once. Capoeira can be done by anyone of any age or size. More than a martial art, Capoeira is also a social event filled with tradition and history.   More....



Ki- aikido differs from some other forms of aikido (and many forms of martial arts) on the emphasis on Ki (energy/attitude) and harmony. Literally, Aikido can be interpreted to mean "The path of harmonious energy." This is the keystone of Ki Aikido philosophy  more...



a Japanese word meaning "empty hands" indicating that karate is a martial art that does not require weapons other than the natural weapons of the body.  The word “empty” also refers to the concept of the practitioner of karate being void of aggressive thought. There are 5 main Karate Styles: Goju-Ryu, Kenpo, Shotokan, Shito-Ryu and Wado-Ryu,


  • All a resource for all styles of Karate. You'll find Karate video clips and Karate pictures to learn all the techniques and moves from our online tutorial, using movies and photos. History
  • Ashihara Karate's HomePage.-   "To be better than the day before"
  • Australasian Toyakwai Karate Association  the official representative for Jushin-Ryu Karate-Do International in New Zealand and Australia. Club directory, news, events etc
  • Brief History of Kenpo Karate 
  • English Karate Governing Body - links, clubs, training, competitions.
  • International Shotocan Karate Association 
  • Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai a traditional Japanese Karate organization promoting the system of karate called Shindo Jinen Ryu, founded by Yasuhiro Konishi
  • Karate BC is the recognized governing body for karate-do (karate) British Columbia;  History
  • Karate Union of Great Britain -history, events and more.
  • Kempo-San Kempo Karate club in Manchester present some serious stuff and some games!
  • Kenpo terms and definitions
  • Kenyukan  Karate and self defence school of combined Martial Arts based in Sydney, Australia. Teaching Goju Ryu karate, Okinawa kobudo, Aikijutsu and self defence for women. History, concepts and affiliation.
  • Konjakushin. National School of Karate, based in Grimsby, UK; events, calendar, courses etc
  • Kyushindo Karate Kyu = Flowing, Shin = Changing, Do = Harmony
    an ancient and defunct Japanese religious philosophy which Abbe Kenshiro Docho came across during his academic studies whilst at the famous Budo Senmon Gakko, and introduced to the UK in the 1950's See Kyushindu Philosophy from Romsey Kyushindu Karate
    Romsey Kyushindu Karate philosophy, history, technique, clubs
       Abingdon Portsmouth
  • Shotokan Karate one of the 4 major schools of Karate in Japan.
    originated in Japan, founded by Gichin Funakoshi (1867-1957). It is best characterised by its long and deep stances and its use of more linear movements., with little of the circular movements found in Okinawan styles of karate, nor does it have the body conditioning and supplementary training exercises typical for Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate. See
    Shotokan Karate of America teaching traditional Karate-do in the US since 1955 with dojo-finder, training, history etc
    Shotokan Karate Magazine the only one on this topic in the world?
    Shotokan Karate for everyone History, technique, training, literature, links
  • Shuri-Ryu History "Shuri-ryu has the longest unbroken history of any system of karate, and its origins can be traced back to Taishi Bodhidharma, who was the founder of Zen and of karate, in the 6th century...."
  • The Karate Directory terminology, history, articles, discussion and links directory
  • The USA Karate Federation working to develop athletes and technical personnel who will again prove throughout the world that the United States of America is the true international leader of the martial arts
  • Torakendo The American Kempo-Karate Association is an organization that supports and governs the Shorinji Toraken Ryu system of martial arts. Which consist of Kempo, Karate, Jujitsu and kobudo (weapons).
  • Wadoryu Karate is one of the four major styles of Karate practised in the world today. A traditional Japanese style of Karate founded in  1934 by Hironori Otsuka. It is a combination of Okinawan Karate and Jujitsu and is primarily a defensive style, using evasion as opposed to direct blocking of an attack, and counter attacks using an opponents oncoming energy. From Graham Chuck Renshi
    Alliance of International Wadoryu
    Conrad Jones Karate site
    Wadoryu Karate Kenkyukai A small association in SW England, practising traditional Wadoryu as founded by Otsuka Meijin.
    Wado Karate Union technical information, news, courses, book extracts
  • Weapons and Karate - (15th Century) weapons of Okinawa, from the Karate Academy

Bunjinkan and Ninjutsu

The Bujinkan (Divine Warrior House) is  based on fighting tactics assimilated from nine ryu-ha (traditions; school) that were born on the battlefields of feudal Japan as far back as the 7th century. The soke (grandmaster; spiritual family head), Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, oversees the training of thousands of students worldwide from his honbu (headquarters) dojo in Noda City, Japan. Bujinkan derives its fighting style from the waza (techniques) and kata (stylized forms) of the nine ryu-ha. Only three are Ninjutsu in origin with the remaining six being of mainstream bujutsu (martial techniques) origin  More....




Wado-Ryu Karate

a style of Japanese karate founded in 1939 by Hironori Ohtsuka (also spelled Hironori Otsuka).  Wado means “way of peace” and is one of the four major styles of Japanese karate along with Shotokan, Goju Ryu and Shito Ryu;  more... 


Kung Fu 

A Chinese martial art developed approx 250-300 years ago.  Differing sections are Wing Chun Kung Fu and  Shaolin Kung Fu.    See also Sindo an offshoot of Indonesian martial art


  • Wingchunkuen journal some of the best Wing Chun Kuen writings, both new and old, available anywhere
  • Wingtsunkungfu from Vancouver, British Columbia; Canadian schools, interactive sessions, contests, special events, semiars.... 
  • Seven Mountains Spirit First Kung Fu - Vietnamese style taught by Master Phuoc Phan, Philadelphia
  • A page on Planet Wing Chun (Kung Fu).
  • Buddhists Win Chun religious background to the development of Kung Fu
  • Wing Chun World to share accurate and unbiased information about the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun Kung Fu in all its variations
  • Authentic Kung Fu  
  • Mantis Kung Fu  History of Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu., principles and other resources.
  • Shaolin Gung Fu Institute styles, history, philosophy and very useful Shaolin Gung Fu technique
  • Shaolin Wushu - what is it? (foundation, roots, history) , Method and Art of Combat
  • Shaolin International Federation "Shaolin Kung Fu is as vast and complex as the universe. This site will barely scratch the surface of its depths. An ancient Shaolin Master once said: 'Study Shaolin Style in great depth, then absorb the special qualities of other styles. Set for your high ideals. Study for wisdom and train the body. Never fear evil. Always fight for Justice.'";Styles, news, events, about Shaolin Kung Fu
  • The Shaolin Temple " In the past, Shaolin was first known as a religious court and Buddhist school. As time elapsed, their patented Shaolin Kungfu, the best of Chinese Wushu, had become famous all over China, until present  day where it is famous throughout the entire world." The Elements, Progression, Weapons, Feats....
  • Shaolin Kung Fu Library online  read all about it!
  • Chinese Shaolin Center "to bring to the student a sense of the art, history, legends and training by
    devoting tremendous attention to all facets of the students' training"
  • British Martial Arts:   Shaolin and Chow Gar background information, Directory Listing, Martial Art Resources 
  • Sindo Self Defense  Closest martial art to Shaolin, SINDO Self Defence combines traditional Indonesian martial art (Silat) with modern streetwise self defence. SINDO also specialises in art of developing inner energy for optimal health. Methodology -a system specialising in the art of breathing which awakens the ‘Inner Energy’ within the body giving benefit to the individual in all areas of life; , Forum




  • What is Traditional Taekwon Do? 
  • Taekwondo History by Dakin Burdick - detailed information initially published in Journal of Asian Martial Arts 
  • Taekwondo  General information about the various styles of taekwondo that exist today and focuses on the two biggest: ITF (International Taekwondo Federation) and WTF (World Taekwondo Federation). Includes techniques, ethical backgrounds,  Korean terms, including sound-files, photo-gallery.
  • International Taekwondo Federtion   official site; overview of art; patterns, events, chat rooms etc
  • ITF Taelwondo Links comprehensive list of sites from Scott Downey
  • Taekwondo   Homepage in Korea - overview, history, philosophy, rules, techniques, events
  • Killester Taekwondo Club Dublin martial arts website providing a point of contact for adults and children interested in taking up the art of Taekwondo. Provides information of self defence course for education, community and business sector.

San Shou

A brother sport of Draka, San Da, and Shoot Boxing. Originally developed by the Chinese military based upon intense study of various traditional methods and combined with modern advanced in sports medicine and training methodology. It is also a compete martial art that teaches striking, kicking, leg kicks, kick catches, sweeps, takedowns and throws;   history



Judo comes  from the fighting system of feudal Japan. Founded in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu;  more...



"Compliant Art" -Japanese martial art using the opponents strength against him; 


Iaido Sword Art

Iaido is the art to pull and cut the sword, in one, combat crucial movement. It goes back on the sword combat schools of the Japanese Samurai.
However, in the course of the centuries these exercises (jap. Kata) lost their martial purpose. Instead of weapon in the fight, the sword became a mirror-image-ritual instrument of control and training of the self.


Two major styles:
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu - founded by Hasegawa Mondonosuke Eishin (17./18. Jh.). Japanese Federation: Zen Nihon Iaido Renmei.
Muso Shinden Ryu - founderdby Nakayama Hakudo (1869 bis 1958). Japanese Federation: is a section of the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei



with sword (katana), or look alike (iaito)

with bamboo sword-alike (shinai)  

traditional exercise (kata)for one iaidoka

fight of two kendoka

in Gi and Hakama

 in armour                  


Hoshinkido Hapkido


a new Korean martial art system that has been recognized by the Korea Kido-Hapkido Association since January 1st, 1999.based on the original and traditional Hapkido and complemented by the traditional self-defence techniques from Korean Hoshinsul



Other Styles  to follow

Mostly Commercial



  • Blackhawk Kickboxing US-based club, giving instruction in time proven full-contact kickboxing techniques. Events calendar and tournament details.
  • BLT Supplies online for Kung fu, karate, kickboxing, ninja, tai chi, etc... uniform, equipment, book, videos, etc
  • Challenger Martialarts  Martial Arts supplies and equipment for a variety of styles. School locator, resources, training links and more. Ships - specialising in equipment for Kickboxing and full contact Karate equipment
  • Martial Art supplies and useful background information on martial art styles from Karate Depot
  • Merchandise  from Ambrose International (Pvt.) Ltd, manufacturers, importers and exporters of martial arts uniforms, equipment and accessories 
  • WSK Sports  Worldwide Suppliers and designers of martial arts  equipment and accessories available via a network of Stockists or Resellers