Interesting Facts About Martial Arts

Interesting Facts About Martial Arts

All men like martial arts. They are interesting and they can protect you. The reasons why they are so popular are the internet and the TV. Every day, we can see men that are fighting. In fact, there is no a movie or a series where you cannot see martial artists. In the reality, martial arts are not so powerful but they are interesting. Luckily, there are many interesting facts about them.
•    You should know that in the United States, 85% of the martial artists are under 13 years old.
•    Zuffa bought the UFC for $2 million.
•    The longest fight (professional fight) was between Valdemar Santana and Helio Gracie. It lasted 3 hours and 42 minutes.
•    Emmanuel Yarborough is the heaviest pro fighter. He weighed more than 800lbs at one point.
•    With 4’9″, Naoko Ohmuro is the shortest pro fighter in the world.
•    More than 70 million people in 188 countries, across the world, practice taekwondo.
•    The two most common injuries in taekwondo are bruises and leg strains. It has a lower injury rate than mixed martial arts.
•    The martial arts instructor for the movie ‘’ Never Say Never Again’’ was Steven Seagal. He broke Connery’s wrist during training.
•    Aikido focuses on the flow of energy. Aikido stands for "the Way of harmonious spirit" on Japanese language.
•    Karate was developed by Chinese and Japanese martial arts. It has the same belt ranking system as Judo.    
•    Capoeira is Brazilian dancing and fighting technique. It was developed by slaves in the 17th century. At that time, 40% of the slaves were in Brazil. There, they developed this technique in order to save their culture and customs.
•    Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme practiced taekwondo.

 

 

 

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