The History of Martial Arts

Updated: July 5, 2010

The martial arts have been the backbone of fighting for thousands of years and Ranger Up’s Kelly Crigger has captured the true essence of these fighting styles better than anyone, anywhere, anytime. Okay, maybe not, but he did write a nine part series on the most effective martial arts for MMA and published them in FIGHT! magazine. With special permission from FIGHT! they’re reprinted here exclusively for the Rhino Den. Click a link to read an article.

The Art of Eight Limbs – The History of Muay Thai

Maximum Efficiency, Minimum Effort – The History of Judo

All Powers – The History of Pankration

Defend the Motherland – The History of Sambo

The Intercepting Fist – The History of Jeet Kune Do

The Empty Hand – The History of Karate

The Way of Yielding – The History of Jiu Jitsu

Catch as Catch Can – The History of Catchwrestling

The Sweet Science – The History of Boxing



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