Martial arts are fighting styles; often intended for self defense or warfare. In common usage, the term used is derived from the Japanese word "Bujutsu" or "Warrior Skill" and refers to the fighting disciplines developed in Asia, such as Kung Fu (also transliterated 'Gung Fu'), and includes disciplines such as Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Kendo or Aikido.
The Martial Arts are, primarily, systems of techniques used for fighting. There are many hundreds of styles and schools of martials arts; however, they are not all focused on combat. ...(read more)