Black Belt Wiki - A martial arts wiki focused on helping martial artists improve their skills

Help others by adding details to this martial arts wiki. Martial artists can help with instructions (i.e. Shotokan Kata, Kicks, WTF Forms, Punches, ITF Patterns, Aikido Techniques, Goju-Ryu Kata, Krav Maga Techniques, Bo Staff, Other Katas), fitness buffs with Strength, Conditioning, Stretching & Warm-Ups, grapplers with Submissions, linguists with Terminology, etc.

Member benefits - It is free, you will help beginners, members do not see the ads on the top of the wiki, you can list your website on any page where you add info & much more. Everyone is welcome. Click to join!

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Welcome to Black Belt Wiki

Black Belt Wiki is a free martial arts wiki focused on helping martial arts students improve their existing skills, acquire new martial arts techniques and learn about different martial arts styles. This martial arts wiki is focused on being an "instructional" wiki versus a "history" focused wiki (such as Wikipedia). This wiki covers all of the "major" martial arts styles or systems such as Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, Judo, Karate, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do and Tai Chi. We also cover the sub-styles of major martial arts (i.e. Karate sub-styles such as Shotokan, Kyokushin, Shito-Ryu, Wado-Ryu, Shorin-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, etc.). Moreover, this martial arts wiki provides details about many of the less well-known martial arts styles and systems because we believe that every martial arts provides students with useful and unique techniques.

As you know, wikis are team efforts involving many people freely donating their time and knowledge. Therefore, we hope you will share your martial arts knowledge and help build this free wiki so beginners can gain a greater understanding of different martial arts styles and techniques. If you are new to martial arts, we want to help you to learn about different martial arts styles so you can choose a school that is right for you. If you are an existing martial arts student, we want to help you progress and to get ready for your next belt test. We want to reinforce and supplement your existing martial arts training by giving you information on more advanced techniques (i.e. kicks, self-defense, katas, etc.) and help you "relearn" techniques & katas that you practiced (and forgot) years ago. We also want to help you "cross train" so you can learn about new martial arts techniques and styles in order to help you become a more complete martial artist. Moreover, we want to help you improve your martial arts power and endurance by providing you with detailed information on stretching, conditioning, strength training, yoga, etc.

Black Belt Wiki is not trying to duplicate Wikipedia because that wiki does a great job providing lengthy summaries of subjects (such as the history of a specific martial arts style). However, Wikipedia is not adequate for learning martial arts techniques and katas/forms because it lacks detailed instructional videos and written step-by-step instructions… thus the need for a dedicated instructional martial arts wiki. Therefore, Black Belt Wiki offers free written and video instructions for katas, forms & patterns, kicking techniques, punches & strikes, grappling (i.e. submissions), self-defense and much more. We want this wiki to be a martial arts library which is free for all visitors and open 24 hours a day.

Please join this martial arts wiki to make it even better. Everyone is welcome… as long as you are serious about helping others learn about martial arts techniques and styles. Share your knowledge and help beginning martial arts students. Consider adding step-by-step kata instructions, a favorite martial arts YouTube video or even a single sentence that helps to better explain a difficult martial arts technique. This will help to improve everyone's knowledge of martial arts grappling, kicks, stretches, katas, terminology, etc. Any work done on this martial arts wiki (i.e. even a tiny edit to fix a spelling mistake) will help martial arts students everywhere!

Become a Wiki Member

Everyone is welcome to join… as long as you are a martial arts enthusiast and are serious about helping others (esp. beginners). For example, black belts can contribute kata & technique instructions, color belt students can help with lower level techniques, fitness fanatics can add their favorite strength & conditioning exercises, writers can help with editing & clarifying instructions, linguists can help with terminology, etc. We are looking for people who are passionate about martial arts and who enjoy helping others (esp. beginners)!

If you would like to become a member of this wiki, please fill out the form below. Moreover, please complete the section on how you would like to help others and improve this wiki (i.e. "I would like to contribute details on Karate katas"). If you prefer not to join at this time or are intimidated by editing a wiki (and who isn't), you can always email us information that should be included in this martial arts wiki.

First & Last Name
Martial Arts Style (i.e. Shotokan)
Country
Email Address
How You Plan To Help Others & Wiki

Recent Member Approvals

If you applied to become a member, we generally email an approval within 24 hours. Please follow the instructions listed in the email in order to create a new account. To see if you have been approved, please visit the main Become A Member page and look at the recent approvals section (bottom of page).

Latest Pages Added to Black Belt Wiki

Jan 2015 - Martial Arts Question of the Month


To learn about these spectacular kicks, please visit the main Martial Arts Kicks section.




Members - Only add links and information sources to a reference section when significant new information has been added to a wiki page. Only add your own work or original material to the wiki. Include proper references. If you spot an error, have a suggestion or would like to supply us with information in order to improve a page, please contact us.




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Wiki Updates & News
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  • 01/26/15 - We are expected to get 2-3 feet of snow over the next 24 hours. I apologize in advance if we are slow to respond or post new info over the next 1 or 2 days. We will be busy digging out! :)
  • 01/20/15 - We just sent our monthly "technique" newsletter where we focus on an interesting or useful martial arts technique. This month's newsletter highlighted Krav Maga defenses against knee strikes. Did you find this technique useful or useless? You can vote it up or down on the Technique of the Month section.
  • 01/13/15 - Our thanks to Neil for catching an error on one of the Shotokan Karate katas. FYI - This wiki can not improve & help you unless people add information and/or correct problems. Therefore, if you spot anything, please contact us… we don't bite (much). :)
  • 01/13/15 - We are working on building out the section on Gensei-Ryu katas. If you are a Gensei-Ryu Karate student, we could use your help. Please contact us and tell us how to improve this kata section, point out good kata videos, etc.
  • 01/07/15 - Want to test your martial arts knowledge? We have created a martial arts quiz section. It has quizzes for Karate terminology, Taekwondo numbers, etc. You can even copy the code and add it to your school website or blog in order to test your students and make your website more interactive.
  • 01/03/05 - We want to thank Michelle for her work on the Bartitsu section. Bartitsu is the real-life martial arts associated with the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Please visit Michelle's blog - http://michelle1130.wordpress.com/
  • 01/03/15 - We just added the Jan 2015 Poll of the Month to the wiki home page. It asks "What is the most spectacular & acrobatic kick for demonstrations & breaking competitions?". We hope you vote for your favorite kick. To learn more about any of these acrobatic kicks, please visit the main Martial Arts Kicks section.
  • 01/01/15 - We have added a new wiki section focused on knee strikes. If we are missing any knee techniques or you can think of a way to improve this section, please let us know.

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