New Martial Arts and Self Defense Classes Forming Greater Portland Maine

Tweet Announcing Defence Lab Southern Maine. Maine Martial Arts founder and lead instructor John Moore will be bringing the Defence Lab DNA system to Maine for the first time. Made famous through movies like Jack Reacher, and Batman, The Dark Knight – Defence Lab is a reality based martial art which is unique in its […]

The Most Lethal Self Defense System in the World: Puffery in Martial Arts Advertising

Tweet Thumb through any martial arts magazine from any time in the past up to today and you’ll find a lot of advertising. You’ll see systems advertised as “The World’s Most Lethal Fighting System,” or teachers as, “The Deadliest Man Alive.” If you don’t look at martial arts magazines – I’m not kidding here, these […]

Martial Arts Statistics And Demographics – How Many People and Who in the US Practice?

Tweet According to this article, Simmons Market Research, studied the number of people participating in martial arts in the US – this is what they found:

Where did the Japanese martial arts originate?

Tweet The exact origins of some Japanese martial arts can be difficult to pin down. There are some important concepts about the external influences that can help us understand where these systems came from. First, it’s important to understand the concepts of koryu and gendai. Koryu (literally old school) martial arts, in Japan, predate the […]