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THE NATIVE AMERICAN MARTIAL ART OKICHITAW

Martial arts has long been associated with countries in the far east: China, Japan, Korea, etc. – all of which are huge contributors to the development of the impressive world of martial arts as a whole. However, there are a number of martial arts styles born a little closer to home to those in the western part of the world, though they aren't quite as well-known.

Okichitaw is one of these. We've touched on it briefly before, but this art deserves its own post. Though this Native American martial art found its "official" beginnings as recently as the 1990s, the concept was established centuries ago, before Europeans ever reached the Canadian shores where the art has its roots.

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