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Does Dancing and Martial Arts come hand in hand?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

 

My previous post about Martials art does state that i am a fan of bruce lee and have interest in Jeet kune do and other various forms of martials such as Capoeira, but i also have a great interest in dancing.   I’ve always felt the two had simularities.   After reading this article in MI: Martial Arts and Culture, its pretty much strengthed my belief.  Not only it mentions that the late great Bruce Lee was a Cha Cha Champion in Hong Kong, it also mentions a martial art that was done in a way that mask the training in a form of dancing, Capoeira! There are theories that Break Dancing orignated from Capoeira

Many of the same skills in dance are just applicable to the martial arts, and especially in that of Kung Fu where you are not just employing power but all the subtle talents of dancing as well.

 

World of Martials Arts

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Martial arts vary widely, and may focus on strikes, grappling, or weapons training. Below is a list of examples that make?use of these areas that I know of:

Striking

  • Punching - Boxing, Shao-Lin Long Fist
  • Kicking - Capoeira, Taekwondo
  • Other strikes (e.g. Elbows, knees, open-hand) - Karate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun,

Grappling

  • Throwing - Judo, Jiu Jitsu
  • Joint lock - Aikido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Hapkido
  • Pinning Techniques - Wrestling, Judo

Weaponry

  • Traditional Weaponry - Fencing,Kendo

My all time favourite art is the Jeet Kun do because its taken the best and most efficient strikes &?moves from various arts.? Also,?Bruce lee is my hero so i could be a little bias.

Fantasy arts

There are a few other arts if was real I love to study (I’m also a fan of Stephen Chow)

  • From the King of Beggers - 睡夢羅漢拳 - Sleeping Monk Fist

there are others… I just can’t think of them at the moment.

The list above that are underlined are the arts that?I would love to take up.? Althoough I’m getting old so?I will?probably just appreciate them from afar and?end up only doing Tai Chi,? shame that my parents back in the day were too afraid that I’d use it aganist my elder sister.? which is a bit silly considering Martial Arts is meant to develop self control disciple and alll that jazz. I simplily cannot understnad my folks opinion on this..

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