KRAV Maga

Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld, who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, a rough and tumble Jewish ghetto, where his father, Samuel, taught self-defense techniques and was a highly decorated police inspector. One of the lessons Samuel taught to his students and his policemen was the importance of proper moral conduct. As Czechoslovakia became increasingly hostile for Jews in the 30's, Imi was involved in numerous streetfights against fascist gangs that taught him the difference...

Kajukenbo

In 1947 five martial arts masters met in Oahu, Hawaii to create the ultimate combat martial art. The goal was to be able to survive any streetfight or combat situation against an armed or unarmed opponent. The five masters were Adriano Emperado, a master of Escrima and Kenpo, Peter Y. Y. Choo, a master of tang soo do, Frank Ordonez, a master of Jujutsu, and Clarence Chang, a master of Kung Fu. After synthesizing techniques for over two years these masters created a martial art they called...

Oojuryu Karate

Goju-Ryu Karate is a form that dates after Shotokan and Shito-Ryu, in that order. To learn its early influences see the histories of those styles. Goju-Ryu emerged as a distinct style after the departure of Funakoshi, the creator of Shotokan, and Mabuni, the creator of Shito-Ryu to Japan. In their absence Chojun Miyagi became a leading figure in Okinawan Karate-jutsu, developing a style that combined the linear punches and raw power of Shotokan with holds and throws. The name Goju means...

Terry McMannis

(Speedfreak 3 Star 3) HD 6d8+12 HP 42 Init +2 Spd 30 ft Defense 21, flatfooted 15 (+2 Dex, +5 Class, +4 Banter) BAB +3 Atk +5 melee (1d8+2, TaeKwonDo), or +5 ranged (1d6+0, weapon) SQ Need for Speed AL none SV Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +3, Rec +4 Rep +4 Str 12, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 15. Occupation Actor (Art, Influence and Perception) Perks Flurry (Unarmed), Precision Strike (Unarmed) Skills Acrobatics 6 (+8), Art (stunt fighting) 9 (+11), Athletics 6 (+7), Influence 9 (+11),...

Ying jow eagle claw kung Fu

He became a national military hero after leading an army legendary for its skill and discipline (an army he trained) against invaders during the Northern Song Dynasty (12th century). Yue Fei was highly regarded as both scholar and warrior, and was said to know a legendary fighting technique known as the 108 Techniques passed down to him by his master. Many of these techniques formed the basis for Yue Fei's art, which he called Ying Jow. Prerequisite Combat...

Wing chun

Wing Chun was developed approximately three-hundred years ago in Southern China by a Buddhist Nun named Ng Mui, and it is named after Ng Mui's first student, Yim Wing Chun. Legend states that Ng Mui was fleeing the destruction of her Shao-Lin monastery and sought shelter at a monastery in Yim Wing Chun's town. The Nun took pity on the girl, who was being harassed by a local ruffian that sought to intimidate her into accepting his marriage proposal. After training with Ng Mui, Yim Wing Chun...

Weapons

Kyoketsu-Shogi This variation on the Chain is closely associated with the ninja. Rather than simply weight the chain at both ends, the Kyoketsu-Shogi has a hooked blade at one end, which not only allows the wielder to stab with the weapon (inflicting piercing damage rather than bludgeoning damage if desired), but the hook also acts as a grappling hook, granting the user a +2 bonus on Athletics checks for climbing. Kusari-Gama This variation on the Chain has a Kama at one end, and the regular...

Savate

Savate is a French kickboxing style that began among French sailors in the seventeenth century. Although this style's exact origins are unknown, it is believed that sailors who made frequent trips to Burma, China, and Thailand learned eastern techniques, which soon began to find their way into French dockside bar fights. In the nineteenth century, Savate was formalized, and a sport form of the art, Boxe Francaise was born. Savate practitioners call themselves Savateurs. Prerequisite Combat...

Kyokushin karate

Masutatsu Oyama is the creator of Kyokushin Karate. Born in Korea in 1923, Oyama began to study the martial arts at the age of nine. As the Second World War approached, Oyama moved to Japan and trained to become a pilot. While doing so he continued his study of the martial arts, studying Karate under the tutelage of Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate see the Shotokan Karate entry for more information . Following WWII Oyama trained in Goju-ryu Karate under So Nei Chu, who was...

SHOTOkAn Karate

When Okinawa was conquered by Japan in the 17th century, all manufacture and importation of weapons was forbidden. This led to both the use of innocuous farm implements as weapons Kobujutsu, detailed above and the clandestine study of Chinese unarmed fighting methods. This rudimentary martial arts style was called te, which means simply hand. This name was chosen because it was so common and innocuous, allowing discussion without drawing undue attention from watchful Japanese overlords. In...

By Charles Rice

ARTWORK ANTHONY COURNOYER JOSEPH WIOFIELP PAULA RICE,, COREY HOPGES, EPWARP LENNON, RICH SPAINHOUR Welcome to Martial Arts20, the first full-length sourcebook for Modern20 This sourcebook expands the range of options for melee combat, both armed and unarmed. Inside you will find martial arts styles modeled on fighting techniques in the real world, a plethora of new weapons, new techniques for using those weapons effectively and even new masterwork qualities. To top it off, we've included two...

Jujutsu

Jujutsu, which means gentle art, is anything but in practice. Originally, this style was the preferred unarmed style of the Samurai one of the three major combat schools of the Samurai, in conjunction with Kenjitsu and Sojitsu , complimenting the swordsmanship learned through Kenjitsu known today as Kendo and concentrating on simple, brutal, yet effective kicks and bone-breaking locks. Classical Jujutsu is the parent style of modern Aikido, Judo, and Karate. In modern times, the philosophy of...