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Karate

Karate-do means "the way of the empty hand." Of ancient origin, it is practiced throughout the world in many different styles. The Japanese style studied at Cal emphasizes physical, mental,…

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Taiji

Taiji (also referred to as Taijiquan) is an internal martial art founded about 300 years ago in China. It is called an "internal" martial art because its training focuses on…

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Wushu

Wushu means "martial arts," and in ancient times it was used primarily as a form of combat in China. Since 1958, China revised the old traditional Wushu forms, combining them…

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Yongmudo

The Self-Defense Yongmudo Club (formerly Hapkido Club) was established in 1974. Yongmudo has been practiced at Yongin University in Korea since 1953 as a self-defense art (doe-soo-bang-ur, or "Korean way…

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Taekwondo

Taekwondo, "the way of foot and fist," is based on ancient Korean methods of self-defense. It emphasizes flexibility and kicking techniques, but hand techniques are also widely employed. A means…

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Judo

Founded in 1882 in Japan by Sensei Jigoro Kano, Judo has since spread worldwide and became an Olympic sport in 1964. The second most practiced sport in the world, Judo…

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