Sambo is easily the most well-known Russian martial art. The word is actually an acronym for "Samozashchita Bez Oruzhiya", which translates to "self-defense without weapon" in Russian. It is a grappling-oriented fighting style that focuses on throws and leg locks. It originated with Russian wrestling as its main base and then Judo and elements of jiu-jitsu were incorporated into it during World War I. Sambo became an integral part of the training program for the Soviet army and Sambo competitions are still held regularly. Renowned mixed-martial-arts fighters Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski both incorporate Sambo as one of their main disciplines in their fighting styles.

This is a game which has many similarities to some of the arts such as fencing, and some self-defense techniques, which can be admired in tournaments and various sporting activities. This is a sport which avoids damage to the opponent, and goes back to a time in our country, largely unknown, as this game was very closely guarded by those who practiced it, as well as the history of the arts martial, not all people were worthy to know the secrets of these martial arts, these were passed on through the years to people whose predecessor considered worthy by them many martial arts have disappeared, or have lost the sense in which originated, maintaining the art, not the reason for its existence, thus the club game Lara, is one of the few in the world, and one of the most closely guarded, since many people in our country know the existence of this game, which originated in Spain.

Since 1988, Tony Blauer has continued to refine and polish the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™and has created a recipe so that anyone can experience the benefits of the simplicity and effectiveness of his method. The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is the first genetically inspired self-defense system. It is the only self-defense method that fully integrates the body's reflexive responses and instinctive survival mechanisms making the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ the easiest, most natural way to protect yourself.

Jay primarily studied Danzan-ryū jujutsu under Seishiro Okazaki (also known as Henry S. Okazaki) in Hawaii. He was awarded a Certificate of Mastery from Okazaki on 1948-02-22. Previously he had studied boxing, judo and jujutsu. As Wally Jay gained knowledge and experience in the martial arts, his perspective on how traditional techniques could be improved was heightened. Ultimately, it was during his two years of training under the Hawaiian Judo Champion, Ken Kawachi, which gave him the principles he needed to formulate his system of Small Circle JuJitsu. Kawachi had stressed wrist action to gain superior leverage against an opponent. This wrist action is prevalent in Small Circle Jujitsu techniques and over the years Wally Jay made radical changes in the techniques he acquired.

Sli Beatha was founded in 1996 by former Special Operations police officer Craig Smith and was first taught in Warrensburg, Missouri that Fall. Classes were later taught at the local Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) as part of the Central Martial Arts Club.

The martial arts/sport of Shootfighting® is a recent creation. It had its genisis less than 25 years ago when a famous German wrestler taught the art of real wrestling or "shooting", to a group of top Japanese martial artist. The wrestling they learned bore only a superficial resemblance to today's professional wrestling. Two of these Japanese martial artist, Masami Soranaka, practitioner of karate,judo and sumo, and Yoshiaki Fujiwara, a muay thai kickboxing champion and judo expert, combined their knowledge of these diverse styles and created what has come to be known as UWF wrestling or the strong style. Official matches have been held for almost 10 years and the sport's popularity has grown till it is now the third most popular spectator sport in Japan behind baseball and sumo.

Sometimes called Close Quarters Combat (CQC or close combat), World War II-era American combatives were largely codified by Britons William E. Fairbairn andEric A. Sykes. Also known for their eponymous Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife, Fairbairn and Sykes had worked in the British Armed Forces and helped teach theShanghai Municipal Police (SMP) quick, effective, and simple techniques for fighting with or without weapons in melee situations. Similar training was provided toBritish Commandos, the First Special Service ForceOffice of Strategic ServicesArmy Rangers, and Marine Raiders. Fairbairn at one point called this systemDefendu and published on it, as did their American colleague Rex Applegate. Fairbairn often referred to the technique as "gutter fighting," a term which Applegate used, along with "the Fairbairn system."

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP, pron.: /ˈmɪkmæp/) is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close quarters combat (CQC) techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction in the Warrior Ethos. The program, which began in 2001, trains Marines (and U.S. Navy personnel attached to Marine units) in unarmed combat, edged weapons, weapons of opportunity, and rifle and bayonet techniques. It also stresses mental and character development, including the responsible use of force, leadership, and teamwork.

Kajukenbo is a hybrid martial art that combines Western BoxingJudoJujutsuKenpo KarateEskrimaTang Soo Do, and Kung Fu. It was founded in 1947 inOahuHawaii, at the Palama Settlement. The original purpose of the art was to deal with local criminals. The founders were Sijo ("founder") Adriano Emperado, Peter Young Yil Choo, Joe Holck, Frank Ordonez, and George Chang (sometimes mistakenly referred to as Clarence Chang) who called themselves the Black Belt Society. The founders of Kajukenbo wanted to develop an art that would "make them invincible in the most difficult streets of Hawaii".

Jeet Kune Do (; (Pinyin: Jiéquándào, Cantonese: Jitkyùndou, Jyutping: Zit6 Kyun4 Dou6, also "Jeet Kun Do", "Jeet Kuen Do" or simply "JKD") is aneclectic/hybrid system and philosophy of life founded by martial artist Bruce Lee in 1967 with direct, non classical, and straightforward movements. Due to the way his style works, Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movement with maximum effect and extreme speed. The system works on the use of different 'tools' for different situations. These situations are broken down into ranges (Kicking, Punching, Trapping and Grappling), with techniques flowing smoothly between them. It is referred to as a "style without style" or "the art of fighting without fighting" as said by Lee himself. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. It was named for the concept of interception, or attacking your opponent while he is about to attack. However, the name Jeet Kune Do was often said by Lee to be just a name. He himself often referred to it as "The art of expressing the human body" in his writings and in interviews. Through his studies Lee came to believe that styles had become too rigid, and unrealistic. He called martial art competitions of the day "Dry land swimming". He believed that combat was spontaneous, and that a martial artist cannot predict it, only react to it, and that a good martial artist should "Be like water" and move fluidly without hesitation.

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