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Style descriptions: F

Some styles of martial arts that begin with the letter F.

Fencing (Europe)

Consists of three main swordsmanship sports:
  • Foil. A thin round blade used to thrust at the opponent. Only the torso is a legal target.
  • Epee. A thin triangular blade used to thrust at opponent Any part of the body is a legal target.
  • Saber. A flat blade used to thrust at or slash an opponent. Anything above the knees is a legal target.

Full-contact karate (United States)

Full-contact karate was founded in the early 1970's by Mike Anderson and Jhoon Rhee. Similar to boxing, the goal is to knock out the opponent or to win on a decision by judges. Unlike boxing, kicks are permitted and a minimum number of kicks must be delivered each round.
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