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Monday, Dec 12, 2013
Armando Sainz is a professional martial artist and master instructor. He started martial arts in 1979 and earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan karate and Hapkido self-defense under his earliest instructor, Master Robert E. Beaudoin (Seventh Dan). Master Beaudoin earned his black belt under Jae Chul Shin, along with Chuck Norris, while in Korea in 1962-63. Armando began teaching regularly for Mr. Beaudoin around 1982 when he earned his black belt. He attended and trained in several of...

Sunday, Dec 12, 2013
Grandmaster Robert Beaudoin is a charter Master of the World Tang Soo Do Association and is the father of traditional Tang Soo Do in New England. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1942 and grew up in Connecticut. After joining the Air Force and being selected for a special language program at Yale University, he was stationed at Osan Air Base in Korea and got his first taste of the martial arts. In 1962 he began training in Tang Soo Do under Grandmaster Jae C. Shin. This date marks the...

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2013
Wing Chun is sometimes referred to as Wing Tsun, Ving Tsun, Wing Tjun, Wing Chun, Wing Chung, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Wing Chun Boxing, or even Wing Chun Kuen (fighting or fist) among other names. The reason for these differences is because Chinese characters are pictograms and do not translate precisely into Western letters and words. In all cases however, the pronunciation in English is Wing Chun so that is how we like to spell it. Wing Chun is a Kung Fu system because the foundational principals...

Thursday, Nov 11, 2013
Okugi No Jujutsu was founded by Daniel Lee O'Nan and William David Allen. Okugi No Jujutsu was designed to be a system, not simply an art. Okugi No Jujutsu is a combative martial art system and not a sport, way or budo in any way shape or form. Okugi No Jujutsu incorporates several other martial "Arts" as well as an abundance of weaponry both conventional and unconventional. It also contained the art of Toko-Jutsu within it as well. The Toko stick a modern vajra of sorts. Very few...

Thursday, Nov 11, 2013
Experience the exceptional effectiveness of the Innovative Wing Chun system. Right from the beginning you will realize that you are learning a system that really works and doesn't require you to be an athlete in the classic sense. *Use structure (skeletal alignment) rather than muscles to deliver devastating blows eliminating the need to be strong yourself. *Use important concepts that will make you seem faster without actually being physically fast yourself. *Defend yourself against a single...

Thursday, Nov 11, 2013
First, I think this website is a fantastic endeavor. I first discovered it by stumbling upon the podcast. The task to cataloging and preserving schools and lineages is a massive but important undertaking. I'm not sure I understand the model for doing this though. As I've said, I found MALP through the podcast and was interested in adding my own lineage. While the lineage map appears to be free, the school listing is not. Since this site relies on content for credibility, I find it puzzling...

Thursday, Nov 11, 2013
The Guang Ping form is traced back to the great t'ai chi Master Yang Luchan, who had been adopted by the Chen family and had learned the Chen-style t'ai chi ch'uan from them. Yang Luchan moved his family from the Chen village to the town of Guang Ping, and developed Yang-style tai chi chuan. The stances of this modified form were not as low as the Chen-style t'ai chi ch'uan form, with a combination of hard and soft styles, long and small circles and incorporated double jump kicks, and other...

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2013
Reality-based systems are those systems that teach the fundamental self-defense techniques that are found in the traditional-based systems, but go a step further by training specifically for modern conflict situations, and eliminating outdated techniques and training methods. Sifu Armando Sainz has enhanced Reality Based Self-Defense by using Wing Chun as a foundation system and unlocking its concepts, expanding the Wing Chun system, answering modern, realistic scenarios. Other martial artists...

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2013
Pao Choi translates to “Cannon Fist” and is the second form in Chen Tai Chi training, it's focus being the issuing of martial power and cultivation of the warrior spirit. The movement and philosophy of the Pao Choi form is similar to to that of Hsing-I Chuan and is based on the 5 element theory. Training includes standing meditation, martial Qi Gong exercises, and form training.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2013
Despite the fact there is a more than 2,400-year-old military tradition within Western civilization of close-combat proficiency, few subjects have received as unfortunate neglect by historians and academics than the martial arts of Western Europe. But a growing amount of modern research has centered on the historical methods of using various types of Medieval and Renaissance swords and weaponry in historically accurate and martially sound manners. This emerging study of historical European...

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2013
Ba Gua Zhang is an internal martial art that shares the same principles as Tai Chi, but is distinguished by circular footwork patterns, continuous movement, and open palm techniques. The essence of Ba Gua is based on the eight trigrams of the I-Ching, or Book of Changes. Ba Gua training includes Ba Gua Qi Gong, Circle Walking, and Dragon Ba Gua form training.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2013
Silk Reeling Spiral Power Qi Gong is a set of exercises derived from movements in the Chen Tai Chi Form. The exercises utilize spiraling motions throughout the body, which loosens the joints and helps circulate Chi or energy.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2013
Chen Tai Chi Chuan is an internal martial art system that develops a variety of attributes through a base of concepts necessary for hand-to-hand combat. Based on ancient boxing methods and popular among the military of North China, Chen Tai Chi retains a powerful self-defense method with a progressive, logical training approach for fighters. This system, powered by its unique silk reeling spiral power for explosive energy during combat, contains approaches that are conceptual first and...

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2013
The Tao Style is an advanced style of internal martial arts that cultivates creative energy in the practitioner. The principles of Chen Tai Chi, Dragon Ba Gua, and Tao Philosophy act as a foundation for the advanced forms included in this training. Tao Style also includes Praying Mantis technique, Ba Gua post training, multi-person, and free style training. The emphasis on this training is formlessness.

Monday, Nov 11, 2013
​Pugilism means fighting with the fists but that doesn't mean that only fists are used. On the contrary, punches, elbows, head-butts, eye gouges, knees and kicks were delivered with devastating, bone breaking power. ​ The word 'boxing' is used to denote the idea of controlling a man so much with concept based fighting skill that it's like putting him in a box, hence the name boxing. The art dates back to the earliest recorded history and is found in many cultures. Bare-Knuckle Boxing is the...

Monday, Nov 11, 2013
Western pugilism or bare-knuckle boxing is an almost forgotten, yet punishingly brutal street self-defense system. The practice of bare-knuckle boxing dates back to ancient times and was unparalleled during the Renaissance where fencing science and human biomechanics were meticulously applied to hand-to-hand self-defense. It was once considered one of the most effective empty hand systems in the western world. Punches and kicks are delivered with devastating, bone breaking power. It is the...

Monday, Nov 11, 2013
Wing Chun Kung Fu is known as one of the most effective martial arts in the world. It differs from many of today's popular systems, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu. These systems block first and then attack. Wing Chun emphasizes self-defense, focusing on methods that allow a deflection and an attack in the same movement. The system is based on human biomechanics rather than animal movements, using primarily straight line, fast, direct strikes and sophisticated simultaneous blocking and...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2013
There is a generally accepted legend about a Shaolin nun named Ng Mui, a master of Kung Fu that developed a system effective against men and her friendship with Yim Wing Chun whom she named her kung fu system after. There is also a more believable account with some historic documentation of a man named Leung Jan, his Tai Chi roots and his development of Wing Chun by his encounters with European bare-knuckle fighters. ​ Whatever the true origin, the Wing Chun system has been developed by some...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2013
A fighting system for today has to work against any attacker, no matter if the fight is standing up or goes to the ground; armed or unarmed. Armando Sainz' innovative system does just that through the influence of scientific, Western Martial Arts knowledge (pre-sport Bare-Knuckle Boxing) along with tested Chen Tai Chi influenced Wing Chun concepts, producing sensitized, yet extraordinarily powerful, accurate energy. This system has also been polished off by keeping reality based self-defense...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2013
Rooted in Varzesh Baastani & Ways of Persian Pahlevans. Weapons Training, as well as wrestling, striking and grab & control.

Saturday, Oct 10, 2013
History of Danzan-Ryū Jūjutsu By Professor George Arrington Okazaki’s Early Years Okazaki Seishirō, (岡崎星史朗, his given name was originally 清史郎) was born on January 28, 1890 in the town of Date in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan. His father was Hanuemon Okazaki and his mother was Fuka Suenaga. In 1906, Seishirō moved from Japan to the big island of Hawaii and settled in Hilo. In 1909, he was examined by a doctor who diagnosed Seishirō with incurable tuberculosis. Master Tanaka’s School In...

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Friday, Oct 10, 2013
Professor Marcos Barros is the Head Professor at Gracie Barra Springfield. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and trained under the instruction of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Professor Marcio Feitosa. He began his teaching career at the Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro under Master Carlos. In 2005, Professor Marcos began teaching in the United States and by 2006, he had opened Gracie Barra Springfield. 2013 brought new beginnings as Marcos was named the Regional Director of Illinois, and Gracie...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Decades before anyone envisioned the combining of martial arts systems to form a eclectic system 5 men in Hawaii were already doing it. These men were not like some of our modern day style founders who have a marginal knowledge of various systems and no expertise in any. These men were all experts in their own systems. Peter Choo was a welterweight boxing champion and a black belt in tang soo do. Frank Ordonez was a black belt in sekeino jujitsu. Joe Holck was a black belt in kodokan judo....

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Roberto Correa was born in 1966 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Roberto grew up in the burgh of Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, where he met a few of the Gracie family members. People like Ryan and Ralph Gracie (the latter one having been his kindergarten buddy). One of the benefits of growing up in Tijuca was it’s proximity to the “Barra” one of the best surfing spots in Rio, and “Gordo” grew fond of surfing from an early age sharing the spot with a few other Jiu Jitsu practitioners who also loved surfing...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2013
Carlos Gracie Junior was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17th, 1956, being one of sons of Gracie jiu jitsu founder Carlos Gracie (senior), he was raised in his early days by his uncle Helio Gracie and trained at Helio’s academy from a very early age. Although Carlinhos Gracie trained at his uncle’s academy, he always followed his brother Rolls‘s views on jiu jitsu and cross training, often venturing with his brother, to sambo (sombo in the US) and wrestling competitions. Rolls Gracie...
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