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Ten Martial Arts Gifts Any Student Would Love
Are you stumped on what to get the budding martial artists in your life? No worries! Here are 10 great martial arts gifts your future Bruce Lee will love.
Popular Martial Arts Weapons that Started as Farm Tools
(p)One of the most exciting things about the martial arts is all of the exotic weapons used by different styles. The interesting thing about martial arts weapons is that many originated as farming tools. During the 17th century, farmers were banned from carrying weapons, so they improvised farming tools so as to always have a weapon available at their disposal. Here is a look at three of the most popular weapons that begin as farming equipment.(/p)
The KarateMart Ninja Strikes Again!
If you are new to KarateMart.com, you may not be familiar with the mystic ninja who stealthily hides in the shadows of random products throughout the website. In case you haven\'t yet stumbled upon his lair, here is one of his newest videos:(br /)(br /)(center)(object width=\"480\" height=\"385\")(param name=\"movie\" value=\"http://www.youtube.com/v/0KG3RKCh5Jc?fs=1&hl=en_US\")(/param)(param name=\"allowFullScreen\" value=\"true\")(/param)(param name=\"allowscriptaccess\" value=\"always\")(/param)(embed src=\"http://www.youtube.com/v/0KG3RKCh5Jc?fs=1&hl=en_US\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\" allowscriptaccess=\"always\" allowfullscreen=\"true\" width=\"480\" height=\"385\")(/embed)(/object)(/center)
When Do I Get My Black Belt?
Most martial arts teach students in terms of a continuing journey. As such, obtaining rank through a ceremonial belt is often achieved as the student reaches certain milestones. Not all ranking systems in martial arts are carried out through belts. In Kung Fu, it is customary to rank progress through sashes. The ultimate symbol of status for many remains the \"black belt.\" Yet, achieving this highly sought after icon is not a cut and dried process.(br /)
A Brief History of Judo
Have you ever wondered why a judo uniform differs from other martial arts uniforms? Knowing the history and objective of judo will help explain the uniform\'s heavy, durable construction.(br /)(br /) In his early twenties, Jigoro Kano founded judo, officially named Kodokan judo. This demanding sport came about when Kano studied the dated Japanese martial art called Jujutsu. He implemented what he believed were the best techniques of Jujutsu to create his own activity. Kano named his sport, Kodokan judo, which breaks down into ko (lecture, study, method), do (way or path), and kan (hall or place), meaning \"a place to study the way.\" Judo means \"the gentle way\". The foundation of judo rests on the aims of physical education, competition proficiency and mental training.(br /)

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