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Karate Orange Belt – Rank, Meaning, Requirements, Kumite

An orange belt is one of the earliest belts in karate, but to be awarded it a person does need to know a fair amount of techniques.  Having done karate on and off for about 4 years, in this article I will cover what an orange belt in karate is, what they need to know, …

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Japanese Jiu Jitsu Vs Judo – 7 Differences

Modern jiu jitsu has often been criticized for copying moves from judo, and there is some debate about whether jiu jitsu is in fact just judo.  Yet, judo remains one of the most popular martial arts, and it’s very difficult to find a Japanese jiu jitsu academy outside of Japan. While both Japanese jiu-jitsu and …

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Grappling Vs Boxing – 7 Differences & Which Is More Effective

Boxing is one of the most well-known sports and has been practiced for many hundreds of years. But, all fighting sports are not the same: some are more effective than others, and they also vary in how difficult they are to learn. Below is a summary of which is better – boxing or grappling martial …

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How Long To Get A Black Belt In Taekwondo? Revealed

Each martial art has a slightly different belt ranking system. The total time to get each belt also differs. Today, I will explain how long it takes to get a black belt in Taekwondo. On average, it takes 2.5 years to get a black belt in Taekwondo. In total, there are 11 to 12 belts …

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Karate Brown Belt – Rank, Meaning, Requirements, Kata

As you probably know, most karate dojos follow a formalized curriculum, and a test is done before a person is promoted from one belt to the next.  In this article, I will explain what is required for a person to be awarded a brown belt, and how good they are compared to new people in …

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6 Hardest Martial Arts To Learn (Ranked)

I created a survey to write this post, asking the simple question ‘What’s the hardest martial art to learn?’ with 6 of the most popular martial arts as choices. Overall, Brazilian jiu jitsu is the hardest, followed by wrestling, judo, kickboxing, karate, and finally boxing. A survey of over 425 people found that Brazilian jiu …

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Kickboxing for MMA – Everything You Need To Know

Any martial arts can technically be used in mixed martial arts (MMA), provided you don’t violate the rules of MMA. Kickboxing is a well-known and effective martial art that is utilized by virtually all UFC fighters to some degree. Today, I will explain everything there is to know about kickboxing for MMA.  In general, any …

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