Tuesday, July 5, 2011

:: martial arts ::

Martial arts are extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat,practiced of a varienty of reasons,including self-defense,competition,physical health and fitness,as well as mental and spiritual development.Some martial arts are considered ''traditional'' and tied to an ethnic,cultural and religious background,while others are modern systems developed either by a founder,or by an asociation.There are many types of martial arts like silat,taekwando and kickboxing.

:: SiLat ::

Silat is a collective word for indigenous martial arts of the Malay Archipelago and Malay Peninsula of Southest Asia.There are many styles of silat like silat pulut,silat cekak and silat gayung.Salutation is one of the things that silat practitioners begin and end each routine and practice season by saluting their teacher,partner or any spectators as a show of respect. The handsign used is dependent on style and lineage.Silat employs a weapon like dagger(keris),machete (parang ),walking stick (tongkat ) and sarong.Movements of silat are often performed as a dance during festivies such as weddings or a royal installation.Types of silat drums is 'gendang ibu' or mother drum and the 'gendang anak' or child drum.The serunai which also comes in long and short variations is
what gives silat music its distinct sound.

:: Taekwando ::

Taekwando is a korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea.Taekwando can be translated as 'the art of the foot and fist' or 'the art of kicking and punching'.There are two branches of taekwando development like 'traditional taekwando' and 'sport taekwando'.Taekwando ranks are typically separated into 'junior' and 'senior' or 'student' and 'instructor'.Taekwando competition typically involves sparring,breaking,patterns,and self-defense.In olympic taekwando competition only using WTF competition rules is contested.The things that are used for taekwando is taekwando clothes,head-guard,arm-guard,body protector,shins guard,groin guard and mouthguards.

:: Kickboxing ::

Kickboxing refers to a group of martial arts and stand up combat sports based on kicking and punching.Kickboxing is often practiced for self-defense,general fitness or as a contact sport.The term kickboxing can be used in a wide and a narrow sense.The narrow use is restricted to the styles that self identify as kickboxing.The wider sense includes all stand up combat sports that allow both punching and kicking.There are three main defensive positions (guard or styles) used in boxing.Within each style,there is considerable variations among fighters,as some fighters may have their guard higher for more head protection while others have their guard lower to provide better protection against body punches.

In conclusion,martial arts are goods for us like self-defense.There are many types of martial arts like silat,taekwando and kickboxing.The martial arts also good for our health and fitness.