Top Ten Martial Arts
Martial arts was created originally for war in the 15th century. It began when the Chinese soldiers codified their fighting techniques. From thereon, martial arts has developed significantly into the popular sport that it is today.
Today martial arts competition takes three major forms. Creative forms/Kata, Creative weapons forms/ weapons kata, and Sparring/ Kumite(KUH-MIT-TAE). Creative forms is the unarmed non-contact display of techniques. One does this to develop their co-ordination, focus and confidence. This confidence is usually displayed and strengthened through a list of martial arts quotes.
Top Ten Martial Arts
The question is always posed, which is the best, deadliest, or coolest martial art. The truth is that the answer can be based solely on opinion. The following list is in order of reputation here in the western hemisphere. If you are here to choose a martial art to join, you might consider attending a martial arts camp.
Karate, a Japanese style like some other martial arts, was developed to aid soldiers in warfare. Since then, it has developed into many different branches, each having its own founder, history, and doctrine.
This form of karate was founded by grand master Tadashi Nakamura. It is classified as traditional karate, and is very popular in both the western and eastern hemisphere.
This form of karate was developed by Gichin Funakoshi, and its grounds are formed from various different martial arts. This form of karate has some level of popularity, and is well established
2. Kung Fu
This is a martial art that was formed in China for the use of codified warfare. This martial art has gained very high popularity through martial arts movies, with Jackie Chan, and Jet Li being excellent representatives of what the art really is. Kung fu is well known for very fast movement, and its various branches.
This branch of kung fu has interested greatly the people of the western world. It has done so through the very realistic drunkenness that are portrayed through its techniques.
This is not very popular in the western world in Kung Fu. This consists of joint locks, and the striking of pressure points.
3. Tae Kwon do
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that was specifically design for the purpose of self defense. This martial art was founded by General Choi Hung Hi an army leader who design the art to train his soldiers for combat. This martial arts has different organizations, however they share the same doctrine. That is, same founder(not organization but art), same language. The difference is mainly reflected through its creative forms/patterns.
This was designed to bring together in combat people of different martial arts that involve both kicking and punching. It then developed in what is called a hybrid martial art, because of it combination of element from many other martial art forms.
This martial art is very common in North America. This art has been given light through famous actor Steven Seagal. This martial art is well known for its policy, which is to never fight to harm, but to restrain. This is one of many Japanese martial arts.
This is also a Korean martial art. This martial art employs the use of joint locks, close, and long range fighting techniques. This martial arts is well known for its use of flying kicks, and submission holds.