Vajra Mushti—Learn martial arts under Buddha’s fist

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Well known martial Arts now are Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo and a lot more of its kind. Since self defense are for adventurous people, why not try a new one? It is martial arts with a twist of culture at the same time of religion. Here is a very historical and religious kind of Martial Arts that was really inspiring to learn. An Indian Martial Arts called Vajra Mushti also known as Vajramushti and a very knuckleduster-like weapon. Like any other kind of self defense, Vajra Mushti uses strength and body parts to fullfill its capabilities. It was done through striking aspects, grappling aspects, and a study of vital pressure points called marman. The impact of it was the same as in karate and boxing but the grappling sides was jujutsu(japanese martial arts) and vale tudo(brazilian martial arts).

This kind of self defense, which is a striking wrestling one, was illustrated in Manasollasa of Somesvara III who ruled 1126-1138 CE and allied with Jyeshi Caste in the Malla Purana(indian wrestling). Until then, It was acknowledged with Vajra Mushti by Donn Draeger and Robert Smith.Vajra Mushti, a Martial Art which has a very precious history and origin. Many experts believed that it was passed through the generation of buddhas bloodline. It was also used back in the 5th century CE by “kshatriya” (indian warriors) as was found in Buddharata Sutra.

Vajra Mushti came from two words, the “vajra” which means “thunderbolt” or “diamond”, things which has a very religious meaning in hinduism and buddism. Second, is “Mushti” which means “fist” or a closed hand. From these combined words we can came up to Vajra Mushti as either “Diamond Fist” or “Thuderbolt fist”, thus definitely describe a Buddha’s or Indra’s strong fist.

In China, This was commonly known as Tibetan Lion’s Roar came from Simhanada Vajramushti a variant of these martial arts. Since, there are not enough evidence of the origin of this indian martial art, Many experts on history discovered paintings and historic figures that proved its genuity as an religious Indian martial arts. In this era, it was also believed that many of the ancient martial arts that were passed today had formed by the teachings of the Greeks in seperate country. This was recorded back in 326 BC where Alexander the Great invade the the India. Those times, Indians practiced all they have learned from Greeks in their daily life, and was born a better Vajra Mushti, an almost perfect one. Monks benefit from it a lot since they were using it against their opponents like thieves. They gained the trust of the Chinese through teaching these kinds of martial arts at the same time fulfilling their duties of teaching the good lessons of Buddhism to them.

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