The suit for aikido classes consists of a cotton jacket, pants and a belt. The color of the belt, just like in judo and karate, determines the level of aikido mastery. All masters above the first dan must additionally wear a traditional Japanese skirt-pants (hakama) in black. Unlike other types of wrestling, the atmosphere in the dojo, where Aikido practitioners train, is rather “soft” than “strict”. Continue reading
Radogora – a style of hand combat, which incorporates the technical and tactical achievements of the schools of the Slavic-Goritsky struggle and other Russian fighting styles.
Hemline is a kicking style in which hands perform only protective functions. Ways of movement and attacks are borrowed from the fighting dances of the Slavs, from the historical schools of Russian hand-to-hand combat and European martial arts (Chasson, Savat, Puring, Folderskal). Continue reading