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#109287 - 09/05/04 09:12 PM are there any native american styles?
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Hi,
I was wondering if there were any northern native american martial arts? In alsaka for example.

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#109288 - 10/04/04 12:11 PM Re: are there any native american styles?
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Oh hellz yeah there are! Its called the wompum stompum. It involves use of the tomahawk, and involves ritual scalping and canabalism. Nasty stuff. Dont belive me look it up on the web! Its hard to find though! So look hard! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG] ;0

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#109289 - 12/11/04 09:19 PM Re: are there any native american styles?
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Ignore that dude, yes there is, check out this months issue of blackbelt magzine i was just reading about it today, i believe its called tushkahuma or sumthin like that and it teches knife techniques and grapling along with punches and kicks and comes from the choctaw i believe.

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#109290 - 01/26/05 01:28 PM Re: are there any native american styles?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by BAMA REDNECK9000:
Ignore that dude, yes there is, check out this months issue of blackbelt magzine i was just reading about it today, i believe its called tushkahuma or sumthin like that and it teches knife techniques and grapling along with punches and kicks and comes from the choctaw i believe.[/QUOTE]

I believe the Apache also had some sort of system. I seem to reacall an article in Blackbelt Magazine some yrs. ago.

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#109291 - 01/26/05 03:09 PM Re: are there any native american styles?
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The supposed "native american" fighting style of "Tushkama" is not backed up by any sort of historical evidence for it's existence.

In other words, it appears to be Bullshido. The "grandmaster" is capitalizing on the "native mystique" in a blatant show of culture thievery and exploitative exoticism.

All available evidence suggests that native american cultures had no formalized unarmed martial arts, but rather combat sports.

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