Traditional MA or Modern MA

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by dori_kin_86, Jul 10, 2004.


How old is your style?

  1. Created in the last 50 years.

    10 vote(s)
  2. Created in the last 150 years.

    6 vote(s)
  3. 250 years old or older.

    10 vote(s)
  1. dori_kin_86

    dori_kin_86 Hu Flung Pu

    Don't worry, this isn't a vs. poll, just a poll to see who does what. How old is the art you practice, and what is it exactly.

    Mine is Ryukyu Kempo, and it is over 400 years old.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2004
  2. Nrv4evr

    Nrv4evr New Member

    wado-ryu, not sure the exact year, but at least 70 years old.
  3. Scarlet Mist

    Scarlet Mist Banned Banned

    Choy Li Fut, created in 1836
  4. jeff29053

    jeff29053 New Member


    I study Shuri-Ryu Karatedo, which literally means "To Learn from tradition and to transcend". It was brought to America in 1942 by GrandMaster Robert A. Trias, and is known to be the 2nd oldest MA known today.
  5. booksie_girl

    booksie_girl Lucy the Terrible

    TKD is a TMA but is fairly new.
  6. shaolin_hendrix

    shaolin_hendrix Hooray for Zoidberg!

    That's impossible. I looked at one of the style's websites, and it says that your style was based on shaolin. There are many styles much older than shaolin, such as shiao chiao and kalaripayattu/kalaripayit. Also, there are ancient instructional paintings of martial arts that have been found in egypt, as well as portrayals of martial arts styles on ancient pots in europe.

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