Glima

  Viking hand to hand

 From the old norse word meaning "glimpse" or "flash".  glima is mentioned the book of gylfaginning, where thor loses a wrestling match to an old woman.



MARTIAL ARTS STYLES

all of the above and others have led up to the expansion of mma


Mixed martial arts

Modern warrior sport 

With worldwide appeal, Mixed Martial Arts has revitalized the study of combat sciences  exponentially​.


    Jeet Kune do

           Path of the

      intercepting fist 

 The art developed by Bruce Lee himself.   "absorb what is useful, discard what is not, and make it uniquely your own."


Pankration

Greek Olympic

GAMES 648 BC

Founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling but with scarcely any rules. The only things not acceptable were biting and gouging of the opponent's eyes.​


     sambo

russian mixed Martial arts 

Created in the 1920's by the Soviet government, Sambo was designed to merge the most successful techniques of other martial arts, plus traditional folk styles of wrestling such as: Armenian Kokh, Georgian Chidaoba, Romanian Trîntǎ, Tatar Köräş, Uzbek Kurash, Mongolian Khapsagay and Azerbaijani Gulesh.


   Savate

 French kickboxing

savate takes its name from the french word for "old boot", the spanish variation is known as Zapato.


   kung fu

 Originating in China, Kung Fu Differs slightly from each region based on history and environment,  individual styles will emulate the movement of different animals. 


 


  Capoeira

      flowing strikes

 A dance fighting style that has roots in Africa, but was created in Brazil.  Played as a game, acrobatics and flexibility are a must to be successful in Capoeira. 




    Aikido

Utilize the momentum

This Japanese style is quite different from most others, as it is primarily a defensive art.    Capitalize on the over aggresion of your opponents, by turning their kinetic energy against them.  Perfect stance and positioning are key to Aikido.


 Martial arts

 

 

 Muay thai 

           Thai boxing    

Muay Thai is a combat art from Thailand, that uses striking a various clinching techniques and is often referred to as "The Art of  8 Limbs​".

              

 

       Tai Chi

The art of internal energy 

​Slow and deliberate movements are probably what most people think of when Tai chi comes to mind.  However there is also a large emphasis on inner energy known as Chi and the human body's interaction with the natural world.



 Tae kwon Do

   Tae Kwon Do began in Korea and was a combination of local fighting styles from the region that Focused highly on kicks, with jumps and spins to build momentum.


  

    Bartitsu

Victorian street fighting

Bartitsu is an unusual martial art and self-defense method originally developed in England in the late 19th century.  It was immortalised (as "Baritsu") by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.  Although dormant throughout most of the 20th century, Bartitsu has been experiencing a revival since 2002.

   Yoga

Flexability and Chakras

 

In Vedic Sanskrit Yoga means "to unite", meaning the practice is too join the body and spirit. Yoga began in India, with writings as early as 400 C.E. 

martial arts styles

jason oliver martial arts 

types of martial arts

Systema

   Russian Military            fighting style 

Coveted by the Soviet government Systema, emphasizes strikes that can

be executed from any position.



    Karate 

DEVELOPED IN THE RYUKYU ISLANDS IN WHAT IS NOW OKINAWA, JAPAN. Types recognized by the World karate federation are; shotokan, shito-ryu, goju-ryu, wado-ryu.  many other style are descended from, or or heavily influenced by, one or more of these styles.



     silat 

            Indonesia

this style from southeast asia is known for distinctive swerving bladed weapons like the Kris and Sundang.



 krav Maga

  Combative style of

    the isreali army 

An amalgamation on all martial arts, with techniques sourced from boxing, Savate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, and grappling.  Realistic fight training and emphasis on conflict minimization are pivotal.


 


    judo

Grappling and throws

 a good kn0wledge of body mechanics while applying leverage and torque to defeat ones opponent ARE THE primary  focal points OF JUDO.   

 

  kenjitsu

   japanese fencing 

The constant pursuit of perfection in Swordplay and footwork.    With roots in  bushido many practitioners felt their swords had their own spirit. 


    Boxing

An ancient form of combat, many cultures have their own version of boxing.  This style focuses upon using a closed fist to fight one's enemies.  Boxing was one of the games of the ancient olympics.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Ground Fighting

 Since its inception in 1882 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has focused upon grappling, ground fighting, applying joint-locks and choke holds to subdue one's opponent.  Taking an opponent to the ground is meant to even the playing field between fighters of differing size.