Types Of Martial Arts (part 2)

5. Judo

It came about from Kano Jigoro’s mind in 1882 – he is a Japanese polymath. He produced the art for teaching mental and physical well-being. Not all, it is for promoting morality.

Throughout the years, this martial art evolved as well as becoming an Olympic sport. Here, the discipline focuses on takedowns, pins, throws, joint locks, as well as chokes.

6. Karate

It came to Japan earlier in the 20th century, along with the disenfranchised Ryukyuans.

Here, the discipline was systematically taught in the 1930s and 1920s. In 2016, the global Olympic Committee ruled in favor of adding the sport in the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 in Tokyo.

It was the Ryukyuan martial arts’ offshoot. It had the influence from kung fu. Here, the discipline focuses on punching, kicking, kneeing, elbowing, as well as open-handed strikes.

7. Kung Fu

It holds great responsibility for the birth of numerous martial arts all over Asia.

The style was generated for self-defense, hunting, as well as military training in China. Here, it sheds light on strikes, throws, joint manipulation, as well as pressure point attacks.

8. Muay Thai

It is often named Thailand’s national sport. This martial art is from the Konbaung Dynasty’s days in Siam.

Over the 19th century, Chulalongkorn – the King, turned the martial art into one sport. Across the years to follow, regulations and rules were introduced. Other than the competition, it is learned for health, self-defense, as well as personal betterment.

The martial art emphasizes kicks, punches, knees, as well as elbows. Not all, it has to do with sweeps and clinch work.

9. Taekwondo

It was developed in Korea during the 1940s as well as the 1950s by martial artists learning Chinese and Japanese martial arts.

This style emphasizes head kicks, spinning kicks, jumping kicks, etc.

Author: Charlene Matthews