List of All Martial Arts
Taijiquan through Xingyiquan
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TaijiquanTaijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a system of martial arts that is often practiced for health but can also be a powerful form of self-defense in the hands of a skilled practitioner. Characterized by slow movements this serves to integrate the patterns of movement into the person doing the art. Popular forms of taijiquan are Wu, Chen, and Yang, but the art is not limited to these three.
TaekwondoTaekwondo is Korean in origin. It translates as, "The way of the foot and the hand." since becoming an Olympic sport it has grown into one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Emphasizing kicking over hand striking, taekwondo is known for creative kick combinations and powerful kicks.
Tang Soo DoTang Soo Do is Korean in origin. It translates as, "The Way of the Chinese Hand." Standardized by Grandmaster Hwang Kee, it used what would be considered traditional forms to transfer fighting techniques. Chuck Norris, Tang Soo Do's most well known practitioner learned the art while in Korea.
Wing ChunWing Chun is sometimes spelled Ving Tsun or Wing Tsun. It is a Chinese martial art that, as legend has it, was created by a woman monk. Characterized by hand and fist techniques with low kicks, its most famous practitioner was Bruce lee, who went on to found his own art, Jeet Kune Do.
XingyiquanXingyiquan (Hsing I Chuan) is a Chinese form of western boxing. It is popular and sometimes considered one of the three sisters of Chinese martial arts composed of xingyiquan, taijiquan, and baguazhang. Xingyiquan uses aggressive and direct footwork as well as explosive striking.
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