History of Martial Arts: Guide & Resources Directory



What is a Martial Art?



A Martial Art can be defined as a system of techniques, physical and mental exercises developed as an effective means for self-defense and offense, both unarmed and with the use of weapons. We can see signs of Martial Arts in Greek, Egyptian, African, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, as well as other cultures. There is a clear trail leading from the Southern China regions up to Korea, Okinawa and Japan. The details before that, are greatly debated by historians and Martial Artists.






Where Martial arts originated

Types of martial arts


Martial Art

Koryu Bujutsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Shaolin Ch'uan Fa

Praying Mantis