Thursday, 3 September 2015

References



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Conclusion


Alhamdulillah, finally I'm successfully finishing my blog. After going through a lot of hardship for a fortnight, I can relax now. Eventhough I'm a beginner in this field, but I'm trying my best to fulfill all your needs. It's all for your satisfaction eventhough it's not like what I want it to be. I'm trying my best to make it as interesting and full of useful information as I can for you to read and gain knowledge. 

At first, I felt that doing this blog thingy was very hard and I don't really like it. But then, when I'm trying to explore about it by searching for tutorial from the internet and my friends also, I find it very impressive. Actually, we can do anything with this blog. We can dedicated or sharing the information with other people around the world with the end of our fingertip. It's whether you want to do it or not, your will. Finally, I hope that you guys can understand and believe that martial arts are not about violence only and has many benefits. That's all from me, till we meet again in the next blog. Insyaallah.. Bye *waving hands* 

Kang Gary and Akiyama


>>>Continue

#4 Kang Hee Gun

The picture of Gary

He is a rapper in the hip-hop duo LeeSsang with his partner named Gil, a songwriter, record producer, television producer, a former break dancer, a restaurant owner and a cast member of the variety show "Running Man.


He also majored in specialized security at Yong In University, learning martial arts. He has been an amateur boxer for ten years and has an eighth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.


This is the last famous person that involves in martial arts that I want to talk about. 

#5 Yoshihiro Akiyama


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Yoshihiro Akiyama also known as Choo Sung-hoon is a South Korean-Japanese mixed martial artist and judoka

Akiyama won the gold medal at the 2001 Asian Championships for South Korea, and for Japan at the 2002 Asian Games

He is also a fourth-generation Japanese of Korean descent, he acquired Japanese nationality in 2001. He is the former K-1 HERO's Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion.

Madonna and Jackie Chan


The second famous person who learn martial arts is... 

#2 Madonna


The picture of Madonna

She is a singer with many number one songs and amazing performances. She is a pop culture icon eventhough she is in her late 40’s.

How she can involve in the martial arts?  


She decided to start training during the early 2000s when her husband at the time, Guy Ritchie, suggested she give karate a shot as part of her legendary fitness and body maintenance routines” (The Richest, 2014).


Next person is...

#3 Jackie Chan



The picture of Jackie 

Jackie Chan is an entertainer, film director and a Chinese actor in action movies. His movies always become a blockbuster.

Chan’s parents worked for the French ambassador to Hong Kong and were poor. They gave him a chance at a better life by enrolling him in the Chinese Opera Research Institute at the age of seven, where he spent decade training for the Peking Opera. He learned martial art and acrobatics with an entertainment focus while there” (Rousseau, 2015).

Famous person that practice martial arts


Aloha.. Today I will talk about the famous persons that practice martial arts. I will try to convince all of you until you believe me those martial arts don’t bring harm to human being and has many benefits.

#1 Paul Walker


The picture of Paul 


Do you guys know who Paul Walker is??? Well, I bet most of you will know a little bit about him through his acting in the movies such as Fast and Furious.
Well said that he is one of the famous persons that practice martial arts.  
   

“He held a brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu under Ricardo "Franjinha" Miller at Paragon Jiu-Jitsu and was awarded with his black belt by Miller posthumously” (Wikipedia, 2015). 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Flexibility and endurance


The last benefit that I want to highlight is flexibility and endurance.



The picture of flexibility 

The picture of endurance


When someone is practicing martial arts, for sure they will have a very good sense of flexibility and endurance towards something. They are always doing the stretching and warm up thing. So, their body had used with the flexibility exercise. Basically, they won’t have many problems with the body’s flexibility.


They are also always being exposed towards something that is involving violence or harsh action. So through that, they are having quite enough experience in enduring the pain physically and mentally. Most of the people will think that someone who learns martial arts will be more exposed with the physical pain. But actually it’s not true because they are also a human too. When they continue practicing martial arts, they will learn on how to endure the mental pain. It’s true, at first they will feel it’s hard to endure with problems that relates with mental and heart, but sooner or later they are being used with it as they are practicing it every day.      

Good self - discipline


Hi, now I will talk about the second benefit in learning martial arts which is developing good self - discipline.

Actually, by doing martial arts people will eventually develop a good self – discipline.

Why I said so?

It is because we can see that the people who are involving themselves in martial arts will develop a very good self – discipline through many aspects such as time management, their behavioral and so on.



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They will have the characteristics of a matured people at their age like they will be punctual, keep their promises, act as supposedly according to the current condition, be a responsible person and etc. By all of this, we can say that people who learn martial arts are developing their self – discipline because not all people can do like that. They have their own standard behavior. 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Reduce stress


Hi, still game on with me??
Okay, now I will continue talking about the benefits of learning martial arts.



The picture of stress level 


First benefit of learning martial arts is you can control your stress level.
For your information, learning martial arts can reduce your level of stress. 

But how??

When we feel stress or exhausted, we should do something else that we like in order to reduce the stress. So, doing martial arts is one of the ways.
When we learn martial arts such as hapkido or taekwando, most of the time we have to deal with kicking, punching and etc. So, while doing it, do it to the fullest. Do it with full of strength or certain people they regard doing that as a hobby or for fun only so that they will enjoy it.

“Many psychologists have proven through research, the affirmative correlations between lower stress levels and traditional training in Taekwondo. Taekwondo helps in reducing stress by giving you better control over your breath” (TryATA, 2015).

Once again, how??? It’s like this…

Stress will affects the human condition of mind. So, when we doing the breathing activity, it brings about a connection with the body and mind and gain control of it. And this will help to lower down your stress.      


Benefits of learning martial arts


Wassup guys!

Okay, enough with the background and history thingy. Now, I will talk about the benefits of martial arts.

Everyone including myself will think about violence and all those bad influence that martial arts can bring to human. But after this, I will try to convince all of you including myself to believe that martial art has more advantages than disadvantages. I will make sure you guys believe me! Hahaha *evil laugh*

There are many benefits that we can get from learning the martial arts. But today, I will highlight on three of them which are can control stress, develop good self – discipline and also flexibility and endurance. 

Why I said so????

The picture of self-discipline

The picture of flexibility

The picture of stress

 
Curious??

Stay tuned..

Monday, 31 August 2015

Hapkido


You guys still with me???

Okay, this time I will talk about other martial art that is very popular in the most country that I like which is Korea, anyeonghaseyo~~~
This martial art is commonly known to the Korean and widely known to the world.



The picture of Hapkido's founder

The picture of steps in Hapkido

The picture of Hapkido's logo


The Hapkido's background started when...

Choi Yong Sul, the founder of Hapkido, was born in the town of Yong Dong, Choong Chung Province, South Korea in 1904. In 1909 Korea came under Japanese occupation. It is believed that Japanese troops took Choi from his homeland at the age of seven to be assigned to work in Japan. It was a very common practice, at this period of history, for the Japanese occupying forces to relocate young male Korean children to Japan for various types of labor.

“Choi remained with Takeda for thirty years until Takeda's death. Relieved of his duties, Choi returned to Korea. Choi's first student was a successful brewery manager named, Suh, Bok Sup. Prior to his study with Choi he had been awarded a 1st Dan Black Belt in Judo, under the direction of Korean Judo instructor, Choi, Yong Ho. In February of 1948, the twenty-four year old Suh witnessed Choi, who was then in his forties, get into a fight with several men. Choi rapidly devastated his opponents. Impressed with his technique, Suh summoned Choi to his office and inquired as to his style. This meeting eventually lead to Suh hiring Choi, who had previously been a poor rice cake seller and hog farmer since his return to Korea. Choi would teach Suh for several years privately, eventually also became a bodyguard for Suh's father, Suh, Dong Jin” (Shaw, 2004).

Suh Bok Sup became Choi’s assistant and helped him open his first school of self -defense, which was established in February of 1951. He also became Choi’s first Black Belt. Due to Suh's advanced understanding of Judo, Suh lent some of this knowledge to the system which later became known as Hapkido. Many of the basic sleeve grabs, shoulder grabs, and throws were used in Hapkido. 


To be continued>>>

Silat Bakti Negara


This is the last type of silat which exist in Indonesia, Silat Bakti Negara.

“Bakti Negara was officially created on 31 January 1955 in Banjar Kaliungu Kaja of Denpasar, Bali by four freedom-fighters who were veterans in Indonesia's struggle for independence from the Dutch” (Malay Fighting Arts, n.d.). 


The picture of Silat Bakti Negara's logo


The picture of jurus Silat Bakti Negara

  
                
 The four freedom – fighters were Anak Agung Rai Tokir, I Bagus Made Rai Keplag, Anak Agung Meranggi and Sri Empu Dwi Tantra. The task of leading and managing Bakti Negara was given to Ida Bagus Oka Dewangkara.
This silat is a combination of older Java’s silat and the modern foreign martial arts such as hapkido, taekwando and so on.



Stay tuned with me because next I will talk about hapkido. ^^

Seni Silat Sendeng

Secondly is Seni Silat Sendeng.

                
The picture of jurus seni silat sendeng

The picture of seni silat sendeng's logo



This silat was established by Long Mamat and then, it was expanded by Allahyarham Haji Abdul Hamid b Haji Hamzah with the name Seni Silat Sendeng Muar. It was known as Seni Silat Muar which was centered in Sungai Mati, Johor. When he passed away, his brother Allahyarham Haji Ismail b Haji Hamzah has become the new leader as Guru Utama.

According to Seni Silat Sendeng Malaysia (2014), Pertubuhan Seni Silat Sendeng Malaysia (PSSSM) was developed into another training center at Kelantan, Sabah and Labuan. Under Allahyarham Haji Ismail leadership, many things have changed and he has many brilliant ideas to improve the management. Every year PSSSM joins Wajadiri Programme organized by Kementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS) Malaysia like martial art event, course, physical and charity activity. PSSSM are making appearance at ‘Kejohanan Seni Mempertahankan Diri Kebangsaan’ (National Martial Art Tournement) mostly every year. PSSSM also makes its own tournament or event like Sendeng Full Contact (Sendeng Sparring), Silat Seni and etc. 

Silat Gayung


Happy 58th Independence Day everyone…
Today, there are many places that celebrate Independence Day with many styles. The most important thing is they are using their own way for the remembrance of the most historical day for Malaysian. And one of the ways that I saw this morning is through Silat instead of marching from various uniform units.

So, last time I talked about the history of Silat as a whole but today I would like to tell all of you about the styles or commonly known as the types of Silat that we have all over the world especially in Malaysia.
The first type of Silat is Silat Seni Gayung. This is the commonly heard by the Malaysian.

According to Wikipedia (2015), Seni Gayong was originated from the Bugis People of Sulawesi and was called silat sendi harimau and the system utilized the tiger claw technique to lock opponents' joints. The Bugis prince Daeng Kuning, descended from a long line of warriors, brought the style to the Peninsular Malaysia. It was eventually passed down to his great-grandson Meor Abdul Rahman. The teaching of Seni Gayong was once restricted to relatively few students under each master. In 1942, Meor Abdul Rahman taught Seni Gayong publicly in Sudong island, Singapore when the locals feared an attack by the Japanese. He was inherit the art from his father, Dato Meor Abdul Rahman eventually founded Malaysia's first martial arts association, Pertubuhan Silat Seni Gayong Malaysia. It was and still remains the method of unarmed combat taught to the Royal Malaysia Police force.
 



The picture of Silat Gayung

The picture of Silat Gayung's logo



PencakSilat

Welcome back guys!


       As the second martial arts that I choose is Pencak silat. Now, hearing about silat you guys must be thinking that it is only from Malaysia right, our tradition sport or martial arts? Maybe yes, maybe not. Well, most of the time it will be yes.

Actually you are WRONG people!! Now, members of the floor,do you guys want to know why I said so??

Okay, here it is..

      According to Wikipedia (2015) "The oral history of Indonesia begins with the arrival of Aji Saka (king) from India to Java. At the request of the local people, he successfully killed the ogre king of Medang Kamulan in battle and took his place as a ruler. This story traditionally marks the rise of Java and the dawn of its Dharmic civilisation. Aji Saka is shown to be a fighter and swordsman". 

So, basically the founder of Pencak Silat is Aji Saka, an Indian king who came to Java to become the ruler of Indonesia. By the way he fought with Medang Kamulan's king, people figure it out as silat. 


The picture of silat

Jujutsu


Hi welcome back! Now, I will talk about Jujutsu.

Do you guys know what is actually Jujutsu? Have you ever wonder on where is it coming from?

Well, the story will begin like this...

Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art and a method that used for defeating an armed opponent in which one not uses any weapon or only a short weapon. The word jujutsu can be spelled as ju-jitsu/jujitsu, jiu jitsu, ju-jutsu.

          
According to Wikipedia (2015) " '' means gentle, soft and flexible while 'Jutsu' brings the meaning of 'art' or 'technique' and also manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force".  It then developed to combat the Samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armored opponent in which one has no weapon or only a short weapon. This is because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, so the practitioners started to learn that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy are in the form of pins, joint locks and throws.

For your information, in order to know whether the Jujutsu is a traditional one, it has it's own system which based on it's own history : 

(i) Pure Classical Systems.
(ii) Classical Hybrid Systems.
(iii) Classically Based Systems.

But now, people has modernized it into a modern and better version. There are four major techniques in modern Jujutsu which are : 

  1. Nage-waza (throwing techniques)
  2. Katame-waza (locking techniques)
  3. Atemi-waza (striking techniques)
  4. Kansetsu-waza (joint techniques)

   IN SHORT..  

The most IMPORTANT part in this martial art is it is using 60% of your skills and strategies and only 40% of your power. 

So now you guys know that not all the martial arts are using violence. 


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Friday, 28 August 2015

Introduction

   
   Assalamualaikum and a happy day I bid to one and all. I'm Adlina from DEC5C. 

   So, my objectives of doing this blog are : 
    1) To give awareness to the people especially women to learn martial arts in     order to protect themselves from something dangerous 
    2) To tell people that martial arts is not only about violence but it has many benefits. 

    Usually, people will view martial art as a bad influence to them and it is not suitable for women because they think it is a rough sport and will bring harm to them especially for women and children. All this while, they were being influenced by the society of the evil side of martial arts. But in contrary, martial arts bring more benefits than the bad influence.


     What is martial arts? 

"Any of several forms of fighting and self - defence that are widely practiced as sports" (Merriam Webster, 2015). 


      
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The picture of Pencak Silat

The picture of Hapkido