History of martial arts
Although the earliest evidence of martial arts goes back millennia, the true roots are difficult to reconstruct. Inherent patterns of human aggression which inspire practice of mock combat (in particu...
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Making $35,000 Bonsai Scissors
When it comes to Japanese craftsmanship, knives often get all the glory. But in the city of Sakai, where traditional metalwork goes back centuries, there is one man who has built his legacy on somethi...
Samurai Swordmaking
Samurai swordmaking video from the UK's National Museum of Arms and Armour and the Portland Art Museum
Evidence for Ancient Nuclear War on Earth
In 1996 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Italian mineralogist Vincenzo de Michele spotted an unusual yellow-green gem in the middle of one of Tutankhamun's necklaces. The jewel was tested and found to...
Fencing
Fencing music video for fun. Music - 'Chateau' soundtrack from the film 'The Matrix: Reloaded. I do apologise for the poor quality of the video as I had lim...
Japanese sword - Samurai Sword
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Japanese sword - Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker
As one of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto sword. Read t...
Indian martial arts
Kalaripayattu - The Orient's treasure trove, a gift to the modern world and the mother of all martial arts. Legend traces the 3000-year-old art form to Sage ...
Asian martial arts (origins)
The origin of Asian martial arts comes from various regions of Asia.
The evolution of the martial arts has been described by historians in the context of countless historical battles. Building on...
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History of Chinese martial arts
Chinese martial arts, also referred to as kung fu (/ˈkʌŋ ˈfuː, ˈkʊŋ/) or gung fu (Chinese: 功夫; pinyin: gōngfu) and wushu (simplified Chinese: 武术; traditional Chinese: 武術; pinyin: w...
Indian martial arts
Indian martial arts refers to the fighting systems of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. This includes what are now India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and sometimes Sri Lanka and Nepal. Although South A...
Koryu
Koryū (古流, old style) and kobudō (古武道, ancient martial arts) are Japanese terms that are used to describe Japanese martial arts that predate the Meiji restoration (1868). The term is c...
Subak
Subak is either a specific or generic ancient Korean martial art. Historically this term may have specified the old Korean martial art of taekkyeon, but it is unsure.
Originally, Korea was divided...
Varzesh-e Pahlavani
Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh rituals is the name inscribed by UNESCO for varzesh-e pahlavani (Persian: آیین پهلوانی و زورخانه‌ای‎, "heroic sport") or varzesh-e bastany (ورزش باستانی; varzeš-e bāstān...
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Historical European martial arts
Historical European martial arts (HEMA) refers to martial arts of European origin, particularly using arts formerly practised, but having since died out or evolved into very different forms.While ther...
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Ancient warfare
Ancient warfare is war as conducted from the beginnings of recorded history to the end of the ancient period. In Europe and the Near East, the end of antiquity is often equated with the Fall of Rome i...
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History of fencing
The oldest surviving manual on western swordsmanship dates to around 1300, although historical references date fencing schools back to the 12th century.The ancestor of modern fencing originated in Spa...
History of fencing - Wikipedia
Ancient Greek boxing
Ancient Greek boxing or pygmachia (Greek: πυγμαχία pygmachia, "fist fighting") dates back to at least the eighth century BCE (Homer's Iliad), and was practiced in a variety of social contexts in d...
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Medieval warfare
Medieval warfare is the warfare of the Middle Ages. In Europe, technological, cultural, and social developments had forced a dramatic transformation in the character of warfare from antiquity, changin...
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De Re Militari
De Re Militari (Latin "Concerning Military Matters"), also Epitoma Rei Militaris, is a treatise by the late Latin writer Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus about Roman warfare and military principles a...
Viking Age arms and armour
Knowledge about arms and armour of the Viking Age (end of 8th- to mid-11th-century Europe) is based on relatively sparse archaeological finds, pictorial representation, and to some extent on the accou...
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Holmgang
Holmgang (hólmganga in Old Norse and modern Icelandic, holmgång in Swedish, holmgang in Danish and Norwegian bokmål and nynorsk) is a duel practiced by early medieval Scandinavians. It was a recogniz...
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Trial by combat
Trial by combat (also wager of battle, trial by battle or judicial duel) was a method of Germanic law to settle accusations in the absence of witnesses or a confession in which two parties in dispute ...
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Swordsmanship
Swordsmanship refers to the skills of a swordsman, a person versed in the art of the sword. The term is modern, and as such was mainly used to refer to smallsword fencing, but by extension it can also...
Swordsmanship - Wikipedia
Japanese sword
A Japanese sword (日本刀, nihontō) is one of several types of traditionally made swords from Japan. There are many types of Japanese swords that differ by size, shape, field of application and me...
Martial arts manual
Martial arts manuals are instructions, with or without illustrations, detailing specific techniques of martial arts.Prose descriptions of martial arts techniques appear late within the history of lite...
Early Modern warfare
Warfare of the early modern period is associated with the start of the widespread use of gunpowder and the development of suitable weapons to use the explosive, including artillery and handguns; for t...
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Fencing
Contemporary fencing is the modern state of the western art of combat with the small sword. It is also called olympic fencing, and began in Italy in the 18th century. The Italian school modified the o...
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Stick fighting
Stick-fighting or stickfighting (sometimes spelled stick fighting) is a generic term for martial arts which use simple long slender, blunt, hand-held, generally wooden 'sticks' for fighting; such as a...
Modern history of East Asian martial arts
East Asia, the region dominated by Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, was greatly transformed following its contact with the West in the 19th century. This defining period can be considered as the...
Modern history of East Asian martial arts - Wikipedia