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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fact-ing!

By Century Martial Arts
1/8/2018 4:45:00 PM
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Unless you’ve been living in the middle of nowhere, shunning all human contact and avoiding media for the last several decades, you’ve heard of kung fu. Chances are you’ve seen it portrayed in movies or on TV (like David Carradine’s Kung Fu series or the Kung Fu Panda cartoon franchise, depending on what generation you’re from). But how much do you really know about this ancient art?

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Basic Knife Handling Techniques

By Century Martial Arts
1/13/2017 2:59:00 PM
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People have been using edged weapons since the beginning of time. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in edged weapons, and how they can be used for personal protection. A large number of martial arts incorporate some type of edged weapon training into their curriculum. The training ranges from blade work incorporated into katas, to demonstrations and combat applications. Spears, swords, knives and more are all used.

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The Evolution of Sport Karate

By Century Martial Arts
10/12/2016 4:08:00 PM
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As you read in the last blog post, many martial arts weapons evolved from farming tools. We gave you a little quiz to see if you could guess which weapon came from what tool. Here are the answers – how well did you do?

 

1) Tonfa were used for grinding rice or beans

2) Eku were used for paddling a boat

3) Cutting grass was done with tools similar to a kama

4) A nunchaku was great for threshing grain

5) You could carry two water buckets with a bo staff, one on each end

6) The shape of the sai makes it obvious it was a small pitchfork

 

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The History of Weapons in Martial Arts Part I

By Century Martial Arts
10/5/2016 12:33:00 PM
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Just about any martial arts school you go into today will offer some form of weapons training. This is especially true if the school teaches karate, the art responsible for developing the use of many of these weapons. Given how ubiquitous this training is today, would it surprise you to learn that there was a time when weapons training was carried out in utmost secrecy?

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Choosing the Right Bo Staff

By Century Martial Arts
2/19/2016 4:15:00 PM
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Are you one of the thousands of people in the US and throughout the world who trains in using the rokushakubo, or bo staff? It’s a popular weapon for karate practitioners, and for good reason. Training with a bo staff is great conditioning for the upper body, and there are an almost infinite number of bo techniques and tricks that beginning and skilled practitioners can learn.

Or maybe you don’t train with a bo staff but you want to learn. Stop thinking and go for it! There’s no better time to start learning a new martial art form than the present. Here are some tips to start your bo staff journey off right:

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ActionFlex™ Sci-Fi Battle Sabers

By Century Martial Arts
12/18/2015 3:10:00 PM
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ActionFlex™ Sci-Fi Battle Sabers are available in three space-age colors so that young swordfighters can choose the one best suited to their personalities: green, blue, or

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