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The name praying mantis was inspired by the pace and aggression displayed by the insect – mantis. American Kempo makes use of a rapid succession of hand strikes, geared toward overwhelming the enemy and touchdown as many blows as potential in a short while period. Kicks are hardly ever used, and are usually kept low with the intention of preventing the practitioner’s balance from being misplaced during a fight. This art originated in Brazil during the nineteenth century among the African slaves. Drums and other musical devices are used to create a rhythm to the tunes of which this art is practiced.
A former gymnast, Aikawa Maki has turned her expertise to a different lifestyle—avenue fighting. The only thing that really makes her feel alive is violence. With superb power and grace, she fights opponent after opponent, repeatedly demonstrating the gymnastic talent that earns her her … Read More