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Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development. Although the term martial art has become heavily associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it was originally used in regard to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. An English fencing manual of 1639 used the term in reference specifically to the "Science and Art" of swordplay. The term is ultimately derived from Latin, and means "arts of Mars," where Mars is the Roman god of war

Examples:

  • Aikido
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Ninjutsu
  • Sumo
  • Taekwondo
  • Savate

Note: Although some Martial Arts stress the use of weapons, the actual blows with weapons fall under Melee or Bladed Weapons.


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