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The First American Female Martial Arts Star

When you think of martial arts action movie stars, names such as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee come to mind. Just as important is Cynthia Rothrock.
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The Journey of Jason Regan

Jason Regan was born with autism, but never let it define him. He made a path for himself in Tang Soo Do.
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The Native American Martial Art Okichitaw

  Martial arts has long been associated with countries in the far east: China, Japan, Korea, etc. – all of which are huge contributors to the development of the impressive world of martial arts as a whole. However, there are a number of martial arts styles born a little closer to home to those in the western part of the world, though they aren’t quite as well-known.
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How Many Styles do You REALLY Need?

 
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Century Product Review: Self-Defense Keychains

By Guest Blogger William Tresten
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The Female Fighters of Victorian England (And Beyond)

When many people, especially non-martial artists, think of martial arts, they imagine a predominantly male environment. Although it’s true that the gender split is closer to 60-40 rather than 50-50, women are well-represented in modern martial arts. What may come as a surprise to everyone, though, is how long women have been involved in martial arts in a sport capacity, rather than necessity-of-life/self-defense capacity.
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Krav Maga for Fitness and Self-Defense

Two great New Year’s resolutions many of you may have made: “I want to get in better shape,” and, “I want to learn self-defense.” You can kill two birds with one stone: Learning a martial art might be one of the best ways to stay in shape and to learn self-defense. Krav maga is an amazing martial art for both purposes.
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Century Product Review: The Double Target

This product review comes from Sifu Jimmy Manfredy! While I was looking for potential writers for these blogs, he happened to visit Century. I asked if he was familiar with any of the products I still needed reviews for. "Oh, sure," was the immediate response. "I use those targets all the time. I can even do videos, if you want!" I did. So now, you get not only a review blog, but some demo videos too! 
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Say “Bonjour” to the French Martial Art of Savate

When thinking of martial arts involving kicking or boxing, many people tend to think of Japanese karate or muay thai from Thailand. However, with the recent popularity of several new forms of mixed martial arts and different international spotlights on traditional forms of martial arts, the French foot-fighting art of savate is gaining attention. If you’re new to the art, this introduction to the martial art may shed some light on the practice.
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Meet Muay Thai's Cousin, Lerdrit

With the rising international interest in the martial art of Muay Thai over the past several decades, many fighters and athletes have sought global fame and heavy purses through competitions of the sport. While Muay Thai takes years to learn to practice correctly, an even tougher version of the martial art can take decades. This style, called Lerdrit or Muay Lert Rit, has origins in the practices of the warriors of Siam (the former name of Thailand, where both Lerdrit and Muay Thai were developed).
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