What are Types? Types
Martial arts, or fighting arts, are specific systems, traditions and practices of human combat. The objectives of martial arts are to defeat an opponent or to defend against physical attack or threat of attack. Examples include Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing and Wing Chun.
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Martial arts may be grouped into three broad categories: grappling, strikes and weapons. Grappling includes submissions holds, pinning and throwing. Strikes include punching, kicking and other hand and foot strikes specific to various techniques in, for example, Karate or Judo. Weapons may include specific versions of swords, sticks, bows and arrows, etc.
A martial artist is one who practices one or more style of martial arts.
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A martial arts organization is a governing or non-governing organization created for the purpose regulating and/or promoting one or more forms of martial arts.
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This type can be used for any rank (such as belts) or other certification status, such as instructor qualification.