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Martial arts

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.

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Martial arts tricking is a form of martial arts mixed with styles of b-boying, gymnastics, and high enthusiasm. There is no criteria as to what you can do in this underground sport. Anything from a tornado kick to a triple cork you will have many people chanting you on. Many people partake in this sport yet so few have heard of it. Go on youtube and simply type in "Martial Arts Tricking" and watch what you could end up learning in just your front lawn.

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I train at White Tiger in Cary, NC (the biggest martial arts school in the US) and it is a great way to learn new tricks and stay active. Hapkido is great for self defense and for more offensive and tournament based, there is Taekwondo which I also do

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Kung fu students at a Chinese school doing daily kung fu exercises.

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Modern day mixed martial arts (MMA).

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Bruce Lee is one of the most well-known pioneers of martial art films in the 1970s. Bringing Chinese martial arts into the American film industry, Lee was able to change the way Chinese Americans were represented in American films. Along his journey Lee popularized a form of martial art call Wing Chun which he had learned from his teacher Yip Man in 1954. Bruce Lee is well known for his flashy stunts as well as his famous yelling during fight scenes. Lee passed away in 1973 due to cerebral edema.

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Do you know the history of martial arts? This video shows you how martial arts was developed, by who, and when. It is an interesting documentary. especially if you are interested in the martial arts.

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