So one of my great passions is martial arts and combat sports.  Ever since I could remember I’ve always leaned toward action movies with hand-to-hand combat.  It’s been a major part of who I am and how I work.  I joined my high school wrestling team when I was a freshman and although I was absolutely terrible at it; I fell in love with combat sports.  I’ve technically been a martial artist for a little over a decade and have trained in wrestling, judo, Brazilian jiujitsu, muay Thai, boxing, and even some “backyard kung fu” (yes that’s a thing.)

For the next few weeks I’ll talk about a few different martial arts.  Each will be relatively brief but I could always add more if and when someone asks for it.  Just to let you know you’ll see me use martial art, combat system, and combat sport pretty interchangeably but let’s all be clear that each has a different meaning.  Martial arts refer to a way of life such as judo or Brazilian jiujitsu, combat systems refer to a system of war or self-defense such as jujutsu or arnis, combat sports are simply the competitive variation of either, though a fair amount of combat systems lack a sport variation due to the dangerous techniques.

Be sure to check in every week to see what new martial art I’ll be talking about and even if I start another series or just make a random post, stay tuned for more martial arts articles down the line…