A Brief Look At The Different Types Of Martial Arts

There are many types of martial arts, each with one goal in combat. Start looking for these days are probably more in the sports arena of martial art.


Boxing is one of the most popular martial arts in the world due to its popularity as a sport. It is believed that boxing started in 688 BC the Olympic Games in Greece, the records show people punching each other at that time. Boxing was also popular in Rome during the same time period, with fighters using primitive and gloves content often ends in death. This popularity continued and new rules have been introduced to make it more of a sport. For example, hitting a downed opponent was banned, and low blows. Finally, the Marquess of Queensberry rules were introduced that describes the ring, gloves, and other rules that are still used today.

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Full Contact Kickboxing developed from other influences Martial Arts Thai-Boxing and early struggles to be seen in early 1970. These days, however, seems to have the slightest contact with a great emphasis on the rapid restoration of light attacks score points.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai originated in Thailand somewhere between 1238 and 1377, as was prevalent during the Sukhothai Age. There are some aspects of Muay Thai, including kicks, punches, knees and elbows. Gloves are used by fighters and a good kick boxer can escape various strikes effectively. This is a relatively new sport, as has already been used for self-defense, but it has become very popular in a short period of time in various locations around the world.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

One of the most popular martial arts in the world is called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, based mainly on the fight to the ground, but not incorporated falls. Registration is the main weapon used in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as practitioners can stifle or manipulate an opponent or break together using pressure.


Wrestling is often recognized as the first martial art, its origins as far back as humans have existed, such as the cave paintings represent sport are up to 15,000 years old. Fight generally involves takedowns and ground fighting, although there are several ways. separate martial arts as judo and Sambo are based on the fight because they involve throws and falls as well. Capture fight is a section of the sport that involves submission holds and was popular in the early days of mixed martial arts. The fight is also a sport of the modern Olympic Games, with forms of Greco-Roman and freestyle used. The sport is still very popular in the world and US colleges and schools often have control teams are competing against each other. It should be noted that despite the similar name, professional wrestling has very little resemblance to amateur wrestling amateur wrestling that is a legitimate sport.


Japanese Sport - Developed by Jigoro Kano Ju-Jitsu was really originally known as Kano Ju-Jitsu. A last-focused sports striker to the ground with a spear or travel then roll trying to immobilize your opponent with locks or pins.


A Russian martial art, which is divided into 3 different areas, it has a pure sports side, which, although it has been demonstrated at the Olympic Games, was not recognized by them. Many similarities to judo. It also has a practical self-defense and in defense research techniques, finally, which has fight Sambo using tecniques to both questions above, as well as yourself, and apply their own unpleasant surprises.

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Sport, virtually anywhere - Boxing Full Contact Kick developed from other influences Martial Arts Thai-Boxing and early struggles to be seen in early 1970. These days, however, seems to be the lightest touch, and great the focus on the fast attacks of light to score.


Karate is an ancient martial art of using open hand strikes, punches, kicks, elbows and knees to gain an advantage over an opponent. Practitioners are also taught to block attacks and make breathing techniques to remain effective. Besides removing some forms of karate include assignments and communications. This gives professionals the opportunity to defend themselves in any position, which is the ultimate purpose of the martial art.


It is my favorite as you might expect, it is a Japanese martial art around a long time, difficult to trace the exact origins, but can be traced back to well before and Samurai. It includes all practice punches, kicks stinging, knees, eye gouge, pressure points, whatever it takes to win a fight. Impressive is not something Ju-Jitsu covers as much as some other arts, in part because of the history, it was a battlefield art, for use when the weapons were lost, but how the armor of his opponent would normally wears, their achievement was not the best option, but throws, chokes locks, strangles all play a role. In recent years, and by that I mean ten to twenty, there was renewed growth in Ju-Jitsu, but largely focused on the sporting side, because of the huge success of people like the Gracies, but then there are those of in-I want to cover all the other bits as well, things that sporting rules normally prevent you from learning. Basically, if you want a good all round martial art, which is very convenient, if it is good.


Again a Japanese art. In general terms, a fairly modern art founded by O-Sensei Morihei Oeshiba This is an art essentially derived from the Ju-Jitsu, focusing more on discrimination, commitment to safety, however, uses circular movements very, very good with an attack force against them. Good art flowing, hard on the joints, especially the wrists and knees, very traditional.


Japanese art, usually slow and controlled, includes drawing the sword from its sheath, removing or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade and replacing the blade in the sheath.

Kung Fu

Chinese art, which has many forms and styles, often used in films, can be very flashy, but can also be effective if done right. It has become very popular over the last decade, thanks to films with Jet Li, Jackie Chan and long walks by the Shaolin monks were people were surprised by the things they do. Good for fitness, flexibility, if done very, very well, then it can be a good self-defense.

Wing Chun

The Chinese martial art, legend has it that it was created by Yim Wing Chun, and is excellent as a martial art combat room near. Good close to self-defense. Good at trapping distance where many speed are lowered.

Pencak Silat

A collection Indonesian martial arts, when seen or tried, and some of the moves may look very similar to some forms of Kung Fu.


Philippine art, centered on the stick and sometimes swords. Escrima more modern you see tends to concentrate around the stick work very fast and impressive when done. Good focus.

Krav Maga

An Israeli art, focusing on the work of close neighborhood, seeking to neutralize any threat as fast and hard as possible and get out of there, used by special forces Isreali, using anything and everything to win at all costs.

Tai Chi

Chinese art, although these days it tends to focus on healing, without impact smooth style, it is useful to remember that it is still a martial art and as such, it moves so taught and applied correctly, are still there to actually cause harm.

Jeet Kune Do

The art of Bruce Lee. Practically most modern have here, by a long way. a good all art.


Korean martial art. Again note that Taekwondo not what you see in sports, like the Olympics, watched a couple of fights and turned the TV! Good Taekwondo is still one of the martial arts, most clubs you find today will focus on the sporting side. light, fast, high kicks, as has been said, usually focused on competitions around forms or sparring score. Good for fitness and flexibility.

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