Andrew, Author at Journal of Asian Martial Arts

Who Owns the UFC in 2022?

- October 12, 2022
who owns the ufc

Many fans associate Dana White with the UFC, with some incorrectly stating that he owns it. This assumption isn’t far-fetched – Dana has become the face of the UFC and helped grow it into a wildly successful, multibillion-dollar enterprise. But, who owns the UFC? As of 2022, the UFC is 100% owned by Endeavor, a […]

Best Martial Arts for Women

- October 6, 2022
Best Martial Arts for Women

Are you searching for the best martial arts where you can develop proper self-defense skills? If you are, congratulations, you are making an intelligent decision, and you have come to the right place to learn all about the best martial arts for women. Training in one of many combat systems we have included in our […]

Best Martial Arts For Self Defense

- October 3, 2022
best martial arts for delf-defense

The best self-defense tactic is to run away from trouble and avoid violence at all costs. However, life might put you in a situation where the only option left is for you to get into a fight. To prepare for such a scenario, consider learning one of these best martial arts for self-defense. Combat Sambo […]

UFC Weight Classes in Order

- October 3, 2022
ufc weight classes

UFC fighters are split into different weight classes where they compete against opponents similar in weight and size. But how many UFC weight classes are there, and how do they work in practice? UFC Weight Classes (Divisions) Heavyweight: 265 lb (120.2 kg)Light Heavyweight: 205 lb (102.1 kg)Middleweight: 185 lb (83.9 kg)Welterweight: 170 lb (77.1 kg)Lightweight: […]

Olympic Martial Arts – The Complete List

- October 3, 2022
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The Olympic Games have been around for more than 2700 years, and the only sport that has been a part of the games from the early times to present day is wrestling. But in modern times, wrestling is not the only one, with more Olympic martial arts stepping onto the scene. Six martial arts are a […]

Belt System in Muay Thai Explained

- September 20, 2022
The Belt System in Muay Thai

Muay Thai belt ranks are confusing mainly because the ranking system is not as standardized as in other martial arts.  Not all countries and academies have adopted the concept of belt ranks. Traditional Muay Thai, developed in Thailand, does not include any ranking system. Thus there are no color belts.  Modern Muay Thai schools outside […]

How Many Belts are There in Kung Fu?

- September 20, 2022

Kung Fu belt ranks might confuse some people since there are hundreds of styles and sub-styles. The belt ranks and student progression through the system differ between these styles and organizations. In short, Kung Fu belt ranks include between eight and ten different ranks (or grades). Each rank has a different solid color belt and […]

Top 10 Deadliest Martial Arts

- September 20, 2022
deadliest martial arts

Throughout history, humans have created hundreds of martial arts. But which is the deadliest martial arts style? Considering all factors, Krav Maga is the most dangerous martial art in the world. It involves advanced self-defense tactics, physical and mental drills, hand-to-hand combat, and weapon-based training. Some other deadly combat systems are Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Combat Sambo, […]

What is the Order of Belts in Judo? (Complete Guide)

- August 30, 2022

The judo belt ranking system changed the way ranking works in martial arts. It was so practical that just about every other martial art borrowed from it. But what is so unique about it? How does the judo belt system work? The judo belt ranking system consists of two main belt groups: “Kyu” and “Dan.”  […]

What is the Order of Belts in Taekwondo?

- August 29, 2022
taekwondo belts order

Each taekwondo belt represents skill, experience, and status level. While it may seem confusing at first glance, the taekwondo belt order system is pretty straightforward. Here is a brief explanation. The ranking system varies between the two main styles of Taekwondo, namely ITF, and WT. In WT, there are 11 ranks, and the color belt […]