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Martial Arts Training: A Look At The Top Fighting Styles!

Updated on October 29, 2013

In Side The World Of Martial Arts.

Martial Arts is more then just a means of beating people up and hurting people. " The Art Of War " or Martial Arts, is a way of life. a martial Arts practitioner will learn ways to enhance his well being, along with a greater understanding of him self, and others. While Training in Martial Arts a student will learn about Humility, strength, discipline, courage,along with excellent physical power.

There are many reasons why people train in Martial Arts.Some train in martial arts fighting styles to learn self defenset echniques, some use fighting styles in a sport form like Mixed Martial Arts promotions, and others use the Martial arts as means for Spiritual health along side mental and physical well being.

"Martial Arts" was a european tearm in the 1550s,contrary to popular belief that the term originated from Eastern Asia. Almost every martial arts can be considered 'traditional' and tied to an ethnic, cultural or religious background, while others are modern systems developed either by a founder or an association. There are three types of Martial arts Styles, Traditional, Sport, and Self -Defense.Below is a quick look at some of the more popular martial arts fighting styles.

The Brazalian Jiu Jitsu Fighting Style

you can trace Brazilian jiu jitsu's roots all the way back to the age of the samurai. Brazilian jiu jitsu is,not only a martial arts but a way of life. Most mixed martial arts fighters know and have some training in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Because of the Gracie family the world knows about the fighting style of Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Brazilian jujitsu practitioners are known for their great grappling skills and quick submission fighting style. Brazilian jiu jitsu is known for ground fighting. BJJ fighters use a system that is based around leverage, proper technique, and submissions to subdue their enemies. with martial arts techniques that incorporate joint locks, choke hold, shoulder locks, and take downs the Brazilian jiu jitsu fighting system was created for the smaller weaker person.

Brazilian jujitsu can be a sport, a fighting style, or a self-defense program. Brazilian Ju jitsu practitioners have sparring sessions called “Rolling”. In which fighters grapple and train on submissions and BJ J techniques.

The Origins Of BJJ

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Brazalian Jiu Jitsu Belt Rank System

  1. White Belt
  2. Blue Belt
  3. Purple Belt
  4. Brown Belt
  5. Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Submission Techniques

  1. Triangle choke
  2. kamorah
  3. arm bar
  4. guillotine choke
  5. rear naked choke
  6. arm triangle
  7. collar choke
  8. ankle lock
  9. Knee Bar
  10. Oma Plata


A Look At Collegiate Wrestling

Collegiate wrestling is also referred to as folk-style wrestling. Collegiate wrestling is very popular in the United States, and many high schools, middle schools, and universities have collegiate wrestling training programs. There are also other forms of wrestling like Greco-Roman wrestling, and freestyle wrestling.

A wrestler's goal is to pin the opponent down on the ground Which in return Results In a win. There is not Much Difference in the rules between Greco-Roman wrestler, And collegiate wrestling. both Allow the fighters To use their legs and throws to defeat their opponent. Unlike Bazalian Jiu-Jitsu where the primary goal was to submit a fighter,where Collegiate Wrestlings goal is to pin and control the fighter.

Collegiate Wrestling Fighting Positions

  • Basic Skills
  • Take-downs
  • Reversals and escapes
  • Rides, breakdowns and pinning combinations

Collegiate Wrestling Moves

  1. Level Change
  2. Motion
  3. Stance
  4. Lift
  5. Back Ark
  6. Back Step

Taekwondo The Way Of The Hand And Foot

Taekwondo, otherwise known as "the way of the hand and the foot," is a very fast and powerful striking martial art from Korea. Taekwondo martial artists, use punches, kicks, throws, and Jumping in air strikes to defeat their enemies.

The martial arts of tae kwon do ,uses fighting techniques , that can be turned into a self-defense, sport, and exercise regimen. Since 2000 taekwondo has been the world's most popular Martial Art . Like other martial arts styles Taekwondo has two separate derivatives. The " traditional," and " sport ". The South Korean military established taekwondo in the 1950s, the Korean military practice the traditional form of taekwondo.

The sport side of taekwondo is based around quickness, timeing, and accuracy. You can see such forms of sparring in the Olympics.W.T.F or the World Taekwondo Federation is the organization that controls, and regulates the Olympic games of taekwondo.


TaekwonDo Belt Ranking System

  1. White Belt
  2. Yellow Belt
  3. Orange Belt
  4. Green Belt
  5. Blue / Purple Belt
  6. Brown Belt
  7. Red / Bodan Belt
  8. Black Belt

The Martial Arts Way

Training in martial arts is great for the mind body and soul. And it makes for a great sport as well. Mixed martial arts is known to be the fastest growing sport in today's known society. The popularity of the UFC just showcases that Martial Arts is more than just about physicality, martial arts is a way of life bringign society and people together. Martial Arts " The art Of War."


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      Bob 3 years ago

      Nice article. If you need the jusitsu techinques in Japanese you may look at or .

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      Paul 4 years ago

      I would like to say that this is more of a combat sports training, than a martial arts training.

      BJJ is a grappling art.

      Even if you combine them you still won't get a martial art, but it will be more practical than anyone of them by themselves.