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Lati khelaIndia, Ancientmore like playing with sticks than sparring. May be played in group with drums to cheer them up.
La canneFrance, 1800'sNot very useful outside of competition and not really realistic
QuarterstaffEngland, 1570Plus réaliste que la canne française, le quarterstaff anglais contient des techniques de combats logiques et portés sur les coups, tout comme dest techniques de défenses. Ne fonctionne qu'en combats distant et si l'adversaire ne tient pas le baton
TahtibEgypt, -2.500 BCAnother stick martial arts with drummers playing, but this time it's more about choreography and staying in the rythme rather than actually sparring. Not very useful in combat.


TomoiMalaysia, 1890Malay version of Muay Thai, very dangerous, very efficient, good powerful strikes, defense is counter attacks and clunches.
KuntaoSoutheast Asia (Malaysia, Philippines,Indonesia,Singapore) ~1400"The way of the fist", very dangerous and effective attacks. Ultra fast aggressive strikes. Good techniques to neutralize guards. I don't understand why thy don't put on protections ! specializes in close quarters combat. Can be used in many ways : neutralize, hurt, push away, control (no hurting) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnpMuwWEEQk… Lots of clapping, dunno y
Muay TahaiThailand, 16th centuryDeadly use of elbows and knees. It's like hitting hard with a baseball bat or sledgehammer


T'ai chi ch'uanChina, 1580Like kung-fu. Very aesthetic moves. It's also done for meditation and breathing but can otherwise be used in real fights. It's meditative benefit teaches how to stay calm even in stressful situations (fight). Seems to lack proper defense. Different flavors : Wu style, Chen style, Yang style…
AikidoJapan, 1930Aikido is a kind of lure : you lure your opponent into thinking he's got support (he won't fall to the ground), except you are slowly and progressively getting him to the ground. Doesn't seem very realistic either


Kuk sool wonKorea, 1960'sTaught to the algerian military. Comprehensive system that encompasses martial arts, self-defense, healing, mental developement, body empowering etc. Takes from several martial arts.
German Ju JutsuGermany, 1970Jiu jitsu is the father of karaté and aikido. German ju jutsu takes from jiu jitsu but also judo, brazilian jiu jitsu, wing chun, muay thai, boxing and sambo, amongst others, covering all distances (ranged, close, and ground combat). It is taught to the german police.


Italian school of swordmanshipItaly,1400'sArtistic and practical sparring
BanshayMyanmar(ex. Burma)Focuses on two swords techniques. Very high precision in the strength of the strike. Too dangerous to be combative. Show.


SPEAR systemCanada, 1980'sClose quarter self-defense system based on natural reflexes. Not really a sport. Studies physiology and bio-mechanics.
Danzan RyuHawaii, 1925Takes from different martial arts (karate, jiu jitsu, kempo and hawaiian lua). Includes teachings on healing, pressure points, joint locks etc.
Varma KalaiIndia (ancient)Focuses on pressure points, joints etc. It studies the nervous system and ce be used either for healing or causing harm. It is taught only to advanced martial artists
Systema Russia, ? Focuses on breathing to absorbe attacks and difuse pain
Kajukenbo -french-Hawai, 1950's Self-defense, dirty boxing, takes from karate, judo, ju jutsu, kenpo and boxing. Focuses on efficient destruction of the opponent in rapid combinations rather on stylistic, single, beautiful movements.

What's with instructors not letting go after a triple tap ? Why do they make their trainees suffer until they tap ?

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