The art of Capoeira

Capoeira is considered a Brazilian martial art form that involves movement, music, and elements of practical philosophy. It is a dialog between players, and one experiences the essence of capoeira by “playing” a physical game called jogo de capoeira (game of capoeira) or simply jogo.     Etimology The most widely accepted origin of the […]


The art of Karate

The karate is a martial art developed on Japan, which is now practiced on exhibition events, on sport competitions , on combat tournements, or just as self-defense training and it places emphasis on the integral self-development of the practicioner. Etimology Karate word if formed by two Japanese words kara which means “empty”, te which means […]


The art of Taekwondo

The martial art of Teakwondo, literally meaning “art of hand and foot fighting”, is more that two thousand years old. It is considered a self-defense martial art developed in Korea. Etimology The word taekwondo is formed of three Korean words tae which means “hand”, kwon which means “foot” and do which means “art” and it […]


The art of KungFu (WuShu)

Wushu, which is commonly known as KungFu in foreign countries, is a name used to refer to all Chinese martial arts which are today practiced as a sport.   Etimology The word Wushu, which comes from the union of two Chinese words, Wu’ which means “war” and Sho which means “art”, is used to refer the knowledge […]


Martial Arts

    Martial arts are coded systems and traditions of combat techniques to improve mental, physical, and spiritual development and they are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, exhibition, physical health and fitness and entertainment. Who can practice them? Everybody can practice martial arts, from kids to seniors but not all martial arts will satisfy their needs or […]