Mowie Di Do

Mowie Di Do is an American created Mixed Martial Art form which combines Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Boxing, Savate, Wing chun techniques, Judo, Freestyle wrestling, Grappling, Kenpo applications (Ed Parker’s), Muay Thai, Arnis (Weapons such as Sinawali) and Jujutsu techniques.

Mowie Di Do started as basic self-defense style combining judo and boxing techniques. The creator wanted an effective but easy martial art form that grows and grows with each practice, making the practitioner more and more confident with each movement. In other words; “whatever technique you are training, it’s the technique that would be the foremost used in combat. Others are secondary. Just defeat the enemy without compassion or respect.” It stresses more boxing, muay thai and savate methods in a striker format.

Mowie Di Do has no katas, since the creator felt they hinder the student’s ability to focus on the task on hand. Then there’s Militant Mowie which combines each and almost every aspect of military tactics -- the goal, survive and kill if need be. The creator theorized the style can absorb other martial arts styles as required and can be on par with some of the finest Special Ops fighting forms. MDD is very dangerous, therefore it requires extensive study, continual practise and an excellent attitude.

Kyudo

Literally meaning "way of the bow", is the Japanese art of archery. When the bow became obsolete as a weapon the spiritual aspect of archery was developed as a discipline for peace and self-cultivation.

kyudo_2The beginning of archery in Japan is, as elsewhere, pre-historical. The first molded metal images with distinct Japanese asymmetrical longbow are from the Yayoi-period (ca. 250 BC – 330 BC). The first written document is the Chinese chronicle Weishu (dated before 297 AD), which tells how at the Japanese isles people use "a wooden bow that is short from the bottom and long from the top

During these times the bow began to be used in addition to hunting also in warfare. The changing of society and the military class - the samurai - taking power in the end of the first millennium created a requirement for education in archery. This led to the birth of the first kyûdô ryûha (style), the Henmi-ryû, founded by Henmi Kiyomitsi in the 12th century. The Takeda-ryû and the mounted archery school Ogasawara-ryû were later founded by his descendants. The need for archers grew dramatically during the Genpei War (1180–1185) and as a result the founder of the Osagawara-ryû, Osagawara Nagakiyo, began teaching yabusame (mounted archery).

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Kung Fu

Kung fu and wushu are popular terms that have become synonymous with Chinese martial arts. However, the Chinese terms kung fu and wushu have very different meanings. Wushu can describe greatly varying martial arts traditions. Kung fu can be used in a context without any martial arts whatsoever.

Colloquially, kung fu (or gung fu) alludes to any individual accomplishment or cultivated skill obtained by long and hard work. In contrast, wushu is a more precise term that refers to general martial activities. The term wushu has also become the name for a modern sport similar to gymnastics, involving the performance of adapted Chinese bare-handed and weapons forms judged to a set of contemporary aesthetic criteria for points.

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Kumdo

Kumdo is a modern martial art of fencing, the Korean equivalent of Japanese kendo. The name means "the way of the sword," and is a cognate with the Japanese term.

The use of swordsmanship on the battlefield in Korea dates as early as the Three Kingdoms period, where sword techniques using a two-handed sword are illustrated in a book named Bonguk Geombeop, believed to have been authored during the Silla dynasty.

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Kuk Sool Won

The roots of Kuk Sool date back to the very beginning of Korea with “Sado Mu Sool” which means family or tribal martial art.

The next martial art to develop was “Bulkyo Mu Sool”, or “Buddhist martial art”. Shortly afterwards came “Koong Joong Mu Sool” which translates to ‘Royal Court Martial Art’. These are the three segments of ancient Korean martial arts from which the techniques of Kuk Sool evolved. Although its origin may be traced back to antiquity, the present Kuk Sool system was formally devised only recently.

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