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The Centurion

The Centurion is Century Martial Arts’ blog, dedicated to weekly martial arts news, interest pieces, martial arts training advice, product recommendations, and fitness news and tips. You’ll find interviews with martial arts celebrities, fun stories, trivia and more!

The Rituals of Muay Thai

You’re probably already familiar with the brutality and beauty of muay thai. This ancient art of...

From East to West: A Quick History of the Nunchaku

If you’ve ever watched martial arts movies or cartoons, you’ve seen nunchaku in action. In the...

Tahtib: A Living Artifact from Ancient Egypt

Tahtib is a little-known stick fighting discipline developed during Egypt’s pharaoh period. Its...

The High-Kicking King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley is an American icon for his love of both music and excess. When it came to...

The Way of the Knife: Self-Defense at Close Quarters

 

The knife is as old as civilization itself, and still is the best tool for close-quarters...

The Journey of Leo Howard

It takes discipline, focus and motivation to manage martial arts training, a hit TV show, and a...

BJJ vs Jujutsu: What's the Difference?

Most of us have been guilty of it at one point: confusing Brazilian jiu-jitsu with jujutsu. Some...

You Know You’re a Martial Artist When Your Childhood Revolved Around These Movies

 

Who else remembers movie nights as a kid? Whether you were at a sleepover, with your family,...

How to Pick the Right Nunchaku For You

So, you’ve decided to start learning how to use the nunchaku! Good choice. It’s one of the most...