The first of a series of articles on the history of hand-to-hand combat in the countries of the former USSR. When hand-to-hand combat began to be cultivated in Russia and Ukraine. How it was?
The life of Shihan Hideo Doya, one of the leading masters of Nippon Kempo, who played a big role in the formation of kempo in Ukraine..
Different martial arts are popular in our time. In particular, universal fighting system (UFS) which promotes a mix of fighting styles and bouts. But very few people know about Nippon Kempo (jp:日本拳法) system. It was the first system of the full-contact mix fighting in 1930s in the motherland of Samurai Japan. The founder of the Japanese hand-to-hand fighting which became Nippon kempo was Masaru Sawayama.