traditional martial art thought to have originated several hundred years
ago, Bandesh is a system of grapping, blocking, locking, choking, disarming,
and forced submission techniques, commonly used against an armed assault. It
stresses non-lethal use of force, practitioners are encouraged to reduce the
risk of injury to their attacker. While practice matches can involve
hand-to-hand combat, they include weapons.The winner is the one who
successfully disarms his opponent
The origins of
this ancient martial art is unclear.This art focuses on cavalry disciplines
such as fighting techniques with the use of the long spear while riding on
horseback. Competitors race towards each other and seek to unmount one
another.This art is similar to Jousting
of this art consists of two-pronged attacks on opponents - both physical and
mental. Practitioners first aim to erode their opponent's will to fight by
psychological means - reasoning with them and discouraging them before
striking, kicking, knifing, or clubbing them or attacking with any
improvised weapons. Humiliation of the opponent during the fighting process
is also primary importance and it is belived that this can help effect a
swift victory.It is practiced in South India and it is a holistic and
practical method of self-defence rather than a sporting art.
practitioners are taught to maintain an impeccable character of high moral
standing to cultivate inner strength and understanding of one's own ego.
This in turn engenders an attitude of avoiding aggressive individuals.
This martial art
originated in Sri Lanka and it closely resembles Chinese Kung Fu as it was
passed down by a Shaolin Monk when visiting the sacred relic of the tooth of
the Buddha,housed in Sri Lanka.It means 'Chinese Punch' in Malayalam and
takes about 15 years to master.
One of the most ancient and strangest martial
arts in existence. Means "Unusual Style." Started in the 5th Century B.C. as
a defence system for the bureaucrat class of the ancient Chinese dynasties.
All the movements involve the use of "the White Jade Fan," actually a
fanlike metal weapon used for both disarming opponents and poking them.A
Master will attempt to calm any enemy with both a relaxed pose and with
friendly words. Then, preferably when the enemy is off-guard, the fan can be
whipped out of the sleeves and used either to disarm or attack. Masters are
extremely rare and usually train only one or two students at a time,
treating them as apprentices.