9 More Martial Arts Styles You’ve Never Heard of (Part 2)

9 More Martial Arts Styles You’ve Never Heard of (Part 2)

From a weapons-based tradition to a brutal
West African fighting sport, here are 9 more martial arts styles you’ve never heard of
Number 9 Mau rakau Mau rakau is a martial art involving the use
of traditional Maori weapons. On New Zealand’s Mokoia Island there are
schools which teach the wielding of the taiaha. This is a staff, of 5 to 6 feet, made either
from wood or whale bone. It’s used for stabbing thrusts or short,
sharp strikes. Combined with the wielder’s footwork, this
is a highly-efficient weapon, particularly in close quarters. Actor Cliff Curtis has attended the Mau Rakau
program at Mokoia Island ever since he was 10 years old. Another traditional weapon is the patu, a
short-handled club made from stone or bone. The Maori would use the patu to strike an
enemy’s temple with a horizontal thrust, straight from the shoulder. If close enough, the warriors would also drive
the club under an enemy’s jaw or ribs. Number 8 Limalama
This Polynesian martial art originated on the insular nation of Samoa and roughly translates
as “hand of wisdom”. It was created by Tu’umamao “Tino” Tuiolosega
with traditional Polynesian techniques that were passed down to him from his father and
his uncle. Tino had served in the US military and even
took part in the Battle of Inchon, during the Korean War. He’d studied aikido, Shaolin Kung Fu, judo
and other martial arts. As an amateur boxer, he’d had more than
a hundred matches. Tino took the traditional Samoan dance and
added fighting forms of his own to develop Limalama. The martial art involves flowing, circular
movements and mainly uses hand techniques. There are also leg strikes, holds and takedowns
as well as stick and knife fighting components. Tino introduced his style in Hawaii and then
opened schools in California. Before we move on, answer this question. Which famous martial artist said “Showing
off is the fool’s idea of glory”? Was it
a. Jackie Chan
b. Jean-Claude Van Damme
c. Steven Seagal
d. Bruce Lee
Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned to find out the
right answer. Number 7 Shin-Kicking
Shin-Kicking, also known as hacking, originated in England at some point during the 17th century. It’s still practiced today and the World
Shin-kicking Championship draws crowds of thousands. Fighters wear white coats, symbolic of a shepherd’s
smock. They hold each other by the collar and hit
each other’s shins with the toes and the inside of the foot. It’s a challenge in pain endurance as well
as agility. One of the combatants will cry out “sufficient”
when the pain becomes too much to bear. There’s also a referee to determine the
winner, who, in modern competitions, is the best out of three rounds. Fighters nowadays are required to wear straw
shoes and stuff their trousers with straw padding. In the past, shin-kicking was much more brutal. Fighters would wear steel-toed boots and condition
their shins using hammers. Number 6 Bataireacht
Bataireacht encompasses the various stick-fighting martial arts practiced in Ireland. The “bata”, or stick, varies in length
and shape in accordance to the style of fighting. One traditional stance involves gripping the
stick so that the lower part protects the elbow while allowing for rapid strikes. The stance enables swift offense while still
maintaining a defensive position. The weapons may include knobbed clubs, canes
or walking sticks. In the 18th century, Irish gangs, called factions,
engaged in bataireacht melees at weddings, fairs, funerals and other social gatherings. Historians have described the practice as
a form of recreational violence. Competition among these factions soon moved
into other sports, like hurling, and the martial art faded towards the end of the 20th century. The modern practice of bataireacht is linked
with preserving Irish tradition. Some forms are particular to a specific family
as a historical heritage that’s passed down from generation to generation. Number 5 Bakom
Bakom is a ruthless martial art developed for survival on the dangerous streets of Lima,
Peru. It was developed in the 1980s by Roberto Puch
Bezada, a former soldier and ex-convict. Bakom recognizes the realities of a street
fight. It’s never fair or noble and usually won
by the person who can do the most amount of damage in the least amount of time. Bakom teaches fatal chokeholds, strikes at
vital organs and swift, bone-snapping locks. Its practitioners are also taught deception
and the use of hidden weapons to end a conflict quickly. Number 4 LINE
In the 1990s LINE, or Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement, was the preferred combat
system of the United States Marine Corps. It was a fusion of various martial arts put
together by former Marine Ron Donvito. A review board studied the style’s efficiency
and cleared it for adoption in the USMC. Between 1998 and 2007, LINE was also adopted
by US Army Special Forces. It was tailored to the life of an active soldier
and could be easily learned through repetition. The purpose was for it to become second-nature,
a battle reflex. LINE enabled soldiers to inflict lethal damage
when they were extremely tired, in low visibility conditions and in full combat gear. Number 3 Coreeda
The Coreeda is a folk wrestling style from Australia, based on Aboriginal fighting techniques
that existed before colonial times. Evidence from rock art sites in New South
Wales suggests that the first Coreeda tournament was held more than 10,000 years ago. Aboriginal wrestling was a form of martial
arts training meant to control hostilities at tribal gatherings and to prepare young
men for war. It was also done purely for recreation. The warm-up ritual involves a traditional
kangaroo dance while the wrestling match takes place in a circle, roughly 15 feet in diameter. The legend of how Coreeda came to be is about
a lizard man called Beereun. He was told by a giant snake that he needed
to learn how to fight without weapons by watching red kangaroo bucks. Beereun did as he was told, then took the
fighting style back to his people, thus initiating an era of great prosperity. So, who said “Showing off is a fool’s
idea of glory”? The right answer was d, Bruce Lee. An iconic figure in the world of martial arts,
Bruce Lee was as much a philosopher as he was a fighter. He believed in freedom of self-expression
in all walks of life. This is reflected by another famous quote
of his in which he tells his audience to be “formless, shapeless…like water”. Number 2 Systema
Systema is a Russian martial art used by Spetsnaz, the country’s infamous Special Forces. There are various styles of Systema which
have been developed in martial arts schools since the fall of the Soviet Union. Some reportedly use secret practices that
were applied by elite branches of the Soviet military. The overarching techniques used in Systema
involving controlling the opponent’s body through pressure points and critical strikes. The martial art is rooted in knowledge of
anatomy and biomechanics which enables manipulation of the body’s natural weaknesses. Systema explores the body’s kinetic chains,
which can swiftly transfer exploding power when striking a target. Its practitioners train in weapons defense
as well as taking on multiple opponents. Number 1 Dambe
Dambe is a martial art traditionally practiced by the Hausa people of West Africa, as part
of entertainment during local harvest festivals. Historically, it was also a way to prepare
the men for war, which inspired much of the terminology in Dambe. A strong-side fist is wrapped in cloth and
covered by a tightly-knotted rope. This is known as the “spear” and it’s
used to deliver devastating blows that can break jaws and cause concussions. Although the practice is now banned, fighters
used to dip their spear in resin mixed with pieces of broken glass. The lead hand can be used to hold or grab
as needed and it’s known as the “shield”. Sometimes the lead leg is wrapped in a chain
and then used both for offense and defense. There are three rounds, with no time limit,
and the purpose is to knockdown an opponent, which is known as “killing” him. Nowadays, Dambe practitioners compete year
round and travel to different villages and urban areas to take part in bouts. Thanks for watching! If you had the chance to introduce a character
in a fighting video game, what would their name and abilities be? Let us know in the comments section below!

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “9 More Martial Arts Styles You’ve Never Heard of (Part 2)

  1. They will Kill You says:

    If YOU had the chance to introduce a character in a fighting video game, what would their name and abilities be?

  2. Cadillac Deville says:

    Hello and happy Friday folks 👋

  3. Big Tone says:

    Bakom would be the style id practice out of all of these .. I’m myself a practitioner of boxing but wouldn’t call my self just a boxer because I fight to win even if I have to fight dirty I fight to win boxers fight fair but I love the art of boxing I trained in boxing and taekwondo and streefighting since a young age and jail fighting from a young age and bakom would be the best martial arts on this lost for the everyday man who doesn’t look to fight but doesn’t turn one down like myself .

  4. Drew C says:

    A. Jackie Chan.

  5. Prince Williams says:

    Hokuto shin ken is strongest

  6. Corrine Donovan says:

    A real cool weapons martial art is RyuKyu Kobujutsu.

  7. Marissa Bones says:

    Topic idea: dates that ended in murder 🙃

  8. Marissa Bones says:

    I would personally slap you back into your mother's womb if you kick me in my shin. 🙃

  9. only one Mr X Only one Mr y says:

    Can you please Do when BDSM goes wrong.

  10. T L says:

    I used bamboo sticks for my shins when i trained back in the day

  11. Maximus Meridius says:

    Do when judges get arrested.

  12. Brian White says:

    i Love your video's They will Kill You….great

  13. Neo Templar says:

    Well, part I surely didn’t disappoint. Part II, almost. I have heard of Systema. In fact, it’s the ONLY Russian martial arts that I’ve heard of, coincidently. I’ve heard something SIMILAR to Shin Kicking, but it was called Foot Fencing. Instead of three rounds of kicking the other’s leg(s), you try to touch the opponent’s feet with yours. Whoever does so successfully, wins.

    Also, you position yourself with the opponent as you evidently would with Shin Kicking.

  14. J.T Megaverse says:

    I knew it was bruce lee i knew it
    Also mine would called midas and he'd have the ability to control dark matter

  15. Paul Brand says:

    Jackie Chan

  16. Rotia Hikawai says:

    Hell yeah Mau Rakau. Beginners got the taiaha. As one progressed the weapons got shorter. Until one was unarmed. Because remember maori were cannibals. So the warriors were very viscious. One would have to be if one didnt want to be eaten.

  17. Aj Jones says:

    A or b

  18. Joel Irizarry says:

    Ironic that the person who said "sowing off is the fools way of glory" was the biggest show-off martial artitst in history

  19. Nova Vortex77 says:

    After all this year's of watching this channel I still find the intro very annoying.

  20. rastafish420 says:

    Dambe looks and sounds like something Africans would do. No surprise at All.

  21. Jin Su-Rha Cree Hargrove says:

    REQUEST: When Wrestlers Assault Other Wrestlers please 🙂

  22. Erik Kasselhof says:

    Once a marine always a marine. No such thing as former marine. Just sayin.

  23. Tyson bit off His freakin ear says:


  24. PigPenPie says:

    Can you guys do the top ten Irish God and Goddesses please .

  25. Nebula Horror says:

    Can you do a video about the Asian Giant Hornet

  26. dscuff man says:

    STEVEN SEAGAL BTW 🤣 it was bruce Lee

  27. Laura says:

    I thought the damby fighters had amputated their hands lmao

  28. B. W. says:

    One of these times you guys ask a multiple choice question you should go from A to Z just to make people think and keep us regular…..

  29. cyber knight _66 says:

    I've done shin kicking before actually use it in my classical Pugilism a bit

  30. Dominic Henderson says:

    Fa'a Samoa! Shout out to my other usos and it's called the haka

  31. Nobody says:

    Leave it to the Irish to create a sport that that is described as "recreational violence" and then preserved as a culturally significant martial art.
    I love my people so much!

  32. Romario kelly says:

    Can we see a video on greta thunberg's global warming movement, and also along with the national Sunday law movement as a result of the global warming?

  33. Jeez Scott says:

    Bruce Lee

  34. Dontay Anthony says:


  35. mookie Jones says:

    I love lizards

  36. Steve Priest says:

    Wow. I am a nerd. I knew more than a few of these arts.

  37. Gr8WhtMomba says:

    D sounds like Bruce

  38. cETh 335 says:

    Part 2 still no kombatan/arnis…???

  39. Da Sword Of Gork says:

    Shin kicking is not a martial art.

  40. Help! I'm a rock! says:

    Sounds like something Bruce Lee might say.
    Jackie loves showing off and the other two are hacks.

  41. Help! I'm a rock! says:

    Best episode in years. Fucking Savage.

  42. Mondo Gonzo says:

    I'd love to learn about drug overdoses and how they kill.

  43. Mondo Gonzo says:

    You missed Mexican judo. Judo know if I've got a knife and judo know if I have a gun.

  44. 3695reddragon says:

    still no pankration


    I think it sounds like a Bruce Lee quote I'm sure I've heard him say it

  46. Kimberly Perry says:

    He use control brake a art braking bone by contra attacking

  47. MFSGamePlay says:

    I used to watch the dambe tournaments like a year ago, pretty crazy stuff.

  48. An00bis says:

    Bruce Lee actually had a Shin Kicking scene in Enter the Dragon, I always wondered what the heck they were doing until I saw it here.

  49. Javus Bonmon says:


  50. Quinn Tyre says:

    Bruce Lee

  51. rad panda says:

    Bruce lee

  52. Zechs M says:

    Garbage arts.

  53. Logan Smith says:

    3 rounds no time limit…what

  54. mindfuless says:

    Shin-kicking is the gayest fighting style since Bitch Slapping ‼️

  55. mindfuless says:

    Recreational Violence is a great band name .

  56. Chris Wollschlaeger says:

    What about some krav maga

  57. Herowebcomics says:

    That quote sounded like Bruce Lee!
    Also, these fighting styles are amazing to learn about!
    And I would introduce a medium sized black man who looks like hes from the 70s and uses a disco dance influenced Northern Shaolin kung fu fighting style!

  58. Casey Anderson says:

    Bruce lee

  59. Red Zumiez says:

    You know your a boxer when you see 5:28 and cringe at the way he was punching 😂

  60. Duroy steadman says:

    Bruce lee

  61. Jermaine Morris says:

    Do any of you know that Martial Arts began in Africa by African tribes. First Martial arts was a dance form but, also used to defend against other tribes. An African guy walked the Continent And ended up over in China area. Something like that and they took the form and called it Kung fu.

  62. Aj chanel says:


  63. jeremiah stokes says:


  64. mk3ferret says:

    Systema guy got stabbed in the gut 3 times or his wrist slashed, all for a neck pinch?

  65. John Lachappelle says:

    Bruce Lee

  66. ImThinking3 says:

    Answer is D. I know.👍

  67. KickYou 4Free says:

    Bruce Lee said that I knew cuz Bruce Lee is life

  68. TooShortToTurn SS3 says:

    I'm a black belt in the art of
    Shit Kicking

  69. Kobies Boxing says:

    3) Coreeda- looks like some shit I've seen over a million times by watching the UFC.

  70. Viking Wolf says:

    Bruce Lee and he is one of the best. Always loved Bruce Lee both fighting and filosofi.

  71. Kaif Khan says:

    I want to you see explaining mythical creature that are still alive

  72. doctor fate says:

    6:37 seems pretty gayy

  73. jason muniz says:

    d Bruce lee

  74. MrNinjafreak says:

    Kiiiiiii YYYYyyyaaaaAA!!!!

  75. mi viaje marcial says:

    Bruce lee

  76. Paul Rice says:

    So if I see these num nots walking around with a staff or his hands raped up I should shot him from 100 yards away

  77. franzroeyjoshniel Yalung says:

    Steven seagal

  78. henry Posadas says:

    Some of the videos are not the actual art you are talking about. Very amateur production work. At least indicate that the footage does not show what the narrator was talking about.

  79. Atum 777 says:

    It was Bruce Lee and I didn't cheat

  80. Atum 777 says:

    What about Vovinam? Oh and check out Leroy Smith

  81. Willie Broughton says:

    Bruce Lee

  82. way of the fist says:

    8:19 didnt even touch em

  83. Shakam RaishLahab says:

    Why is everbody white🤔

  84. Shakam RaishLahab says:

    How are your Aborigines white too. Wtf going on this some superior white man bullshit video.

  85. Renyl Collado says:

    Easy, Bruce Lee.

  86. Kubz Ogmios says:

    Timias aks, super spirited ninja warrior deity, brought into creation for one purpose, killing demons (jian), hes in effected by black magic due to the presence of the holy spirit within his soul, as the soul that inhabits his body is the oldest in existence and has seen many many lives and cilliviations here and on other planets.. oh shit this is really life ??? Anyone care to comment

  87. Karl Hattam says:

    We ain't heard of them because they are shit.

  88. Taekwondo invented 1930 ITF style invented in 1959 says:

    I've heard of the maori martial art because on friend of mine.

  89. Taekwondo invented 1930 ITF style invented in 1959 says:

    I am part Irish so i should learn it .

  90. Shelly Srivastava says:

    Answer to your first question is The Bruce lee… Empty your mind , be formless and shapeless like water😊


    Bruce Lee

  92. quanteish says:

    D Bruce Lee

  93. Ryan Nicholas says:

    Why tf you got scary music?😂 no need

  94. Girlfriend Thief says:

    Bruce lee

  95. No Worries Health & Wellness says:

    Bruce Lee was a choreographer and actor. He was not a fighter.

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