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Fighting Styles Project Help

Page history last edited by Vic Silva 16 years, 1 month ago

Well, for concepts and practices I need to make a book that displays a certain subject. The subject I chose was fighting styles, and I have to talk about fighting styles from A - Z. So for each page, I have to basically talk about each style, and different things about it. Well I proofread it for myself, but I don't think thats enough.


So if any of you ever get really bored lol, you could read these and hit me with some feedback. Grammar errors, improving sentences, maybe even additions if any you know any extra information about a certain fighting style that you think I should include and I am also open to suggestion to replace any of the styles..


So here we go..


A = Aikido


Created by by Morihei Ueshiba in the early 20th century, it stands as the art of

"uke" and "nage". The uke initiates an attack on the nage and the nage responds with

an Aikido technique in attempt to counter the attack. Uke training allows for the

ability to remain calm under disadvantages and off-balances that they may encounter

during an attack. Nage utilizes your energy into controlling your attacks while being

able to adapt to counters in terms of position and timing.


B = Brazilian Ju-Jitsu


A Brazilian combat sport created in the early 20th century which focuses primarily on

grappling using different techniques in order to gain a dominant position. Once this

position is reached, a series of joint-locks and choke holds will be used in an

attempt to submit your opponent. The fighting style itself stands as a contradiction

to the ever popular rumor that someone who is bigger and stronger will always succeed.

This fighting style has really sprouted popularity with the ever recent uproar for

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competitions.


C = Capoeira


A Brazilian "Dance of War", which was created by slaves in the 16th century which is

also said to be an act of concealment which allowed slaves to practice fighting but

at the same time keeping it a graceful dance routine in order to abolish any

suspiscion. The fighters will use a variety of footwork and acrobatic play, utilizing

kicks, sweeps, and head butts. Both fighters must use any type of groundwork and

acrobatics to avoid these attacks that would normally knock them down. Surrounding

the fighters is the "roda" (Circle) where participants play instruments and sing,

these instruments include "berimbaus" and "pandeiros" which is better understood as a

musical bow and a tambourine.


D = Drunken Fists


Drunken Monkey, Zui Quan, or Drunken Fists is a Chinese martial art where the fighter

will take on the aspect of a "Drunken Monkey", as opposed to a human. The fighter

will use a variety of artistic looking abilities to feel as if he were a monkey who

had stolen wine. The style itself does not have a book full of movements, how ever

being short and simple is never a bad thing. A lot of the attacks are performed from

ground level, with rolling, tumbling, and falling techniques. A variety of kicks and

punches that generally target points such as the groin, throat, and the eyes. Also a

handful of blocks and dodging techniques which directly relate to the rolling and

tumbling commonly seen in Drunken Fists.


E = Eskrima


A Filipino Martial Art that strongly focuses on the use of weaponry, more precisely

the use of swords and sticks. Sources say that Eskrima was originall developed to be

a common tool used in the fighting of different tribes throughout the Phillipines.

The types of weapons used in training vary from dojo to dojo, and from country to

country. Most if not all, all still use the most common training stick which is

called a "Rattan". The size again depends on which region it is being practiced in

and the teacher who is performing instruction. Adding to the armory of weapons used

is the sword and/or dagger which is either used together with the rattan or with a

free hand allowing for the control of the your opponents weapon in which you can

disarm or block keeping you in range for an attack on your opponent.


F = Fencing


G = Gatka


H = Hap Ki Do


I = Iaido


J = Judo


K = Karate


L = Lima Lama


M = Muy Thai


N = Ninjutsu


O = Okinawan Karate


P = Pankration


Q = Qwan Ki Do


R = Ryu Te


S = Shaolin Kung Fu


T = Taekwondo


U = Uechi-Ryu


V = Voniman


W = Wushu


X = Xingyiquan


Y = Yawyan


Z = Zen Do Kai


More summaries to come..


victorious maximus

I took a glance at them, I think your approach is perfect for it. Just enough information to familiarize those in unfamiliar waters. I am surprised that there are actually that many different fighting styles. Wow..

Do you need help adding to the different letters? One of my finance's roommates is pretty knowledgeable about these kinds of things. Are you going to do an introduction to the A to Zs on Fighting Styles?



Yeah, I was definately thinking about adding an introduction before I just JUMP in to the different styles. The only style I'm having trouble with is "O" so if your fiances roommate knows of one that would be awesome, but everything else I found fairly easy and I'm content with them. Mostly because I covered a lot of different countries, as opposed to just going A-Z with Japanese styles, lol. But thanks a lot for your feedback!


- Vic

Looks like this is style all of it's own as well as a civic tradition. :D


Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's perfect.


- Vic


Just in case anyone was curious about the fighting styles here are some videos!






Shaolin Kung Fu


Drunken Fist


Muy Thai


Brazilian Ju Jitsu





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