Martial arts have been around since ancient times, since times when people had to use their own bodies as weapons against those who would threaten them. What started off as fighting styles, developed over time into veritable arts designed to keep both a person’s body and spirit in balance. Most martial arts involve self-defence, self-cultivation, fitness, combat skills, mental discipline, character development, and even meditation to some extent.
Therefore, it was only a matter of time until the general public picked up on these practices, even when their safety wasn’t being threatened in any way. Over time, these martial arts became widespread and popular, almost to the point that pretty much any country has its own style or its own interpretation of how martial arts should be practiced. Long story short, here are the ten most popular types of martial arts in the world today.
This combat system originates in Israel where the military adopted it rather quickly and so did Israel’s security and police forces. It is world-renowned for its effectiveness given its
focus on self-defence and the various applications it enables if its practitioner is fit enough. As part of the learning process, students of Krav Maga are usually taught to inflict maximum damage as quickly as possible.