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STRIKING – GRAPPLING – THROWING… OH MY!

STRIKING – GRAPPLING – THROWING… OH MY!

 

HOW MANY TYPE OF MARTIAL ARTS ARE OUT THERE?

 

Have you ever wondered how many martial arts there are out there? To be honest, the answer is not as simple as a number. The Martial Arts can be explained using a TREE metaphor.

The Tree Itself – Martial Arts

Large Branches – Categories of the Martial Arts

Small Branches attached to the large ones – Types of Martial Arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate)

Leaves – Schools that teach the martial arts, whether it’s the traditional way or they take combinations of different types and create their own system.

martial arts tree

THERE ARE 6 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES:

  1. Striking or Stand-Up Martial Arts Styles
  2. Grappling or Ground-Fighting Styles
  3. Throwing or Takedown Styles
  4. Weapons-Based Styles
  5. Low-Impact or Meditative Styles
  6. Hybrid Fighting Styles

IN EACH OF THESE CATEGORIES ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MARTIAL ARTS:

Striking: Kung Fu – Tae Kwon Do – Kickboxing

Grappling: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Jujutsu – Sumo

Throwing: Aikido – Judo – Hapkido

Weapons-Based: Kali – Iaido – Kendo

Low-Impact/Meditative: Chi Kong – Tai Chi – Baguazhang

Hybrid: MMA – Ninjutsu – Jeet Kune Do

 

These examples are only a few of the different types of martial arts that are out there.

karate girl in a gee punching

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR MARTIAL ARTS

1) Kickboxing

2) Karate

3) Aikido

4) Tae Kwon Do

5) Brazilian Jujitsu

6) Boxing

7) Krav Maga

8) Muay Thai

9) Capoeira

10) Kung Fu

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