" Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. "
Mahatma Gandhi

 The Primary Technical Focus of a Martial Art is related to the techniques and methods that are emphasised within the Martial Art.

  • A Striking Martial Art is one that focuses on the delivery of punches, kicks, head butts, knees or elbows to undo an opponent.
  • A Grappling Martial utilises joint-locks, holds, chokes, throws, pins, and takedowns to subdue and control an opponent.
  • A Weapons based Martial Art emphasises the use of weapons to defend ones-self from an imminent threat.

 

Martial Arts that focus on more than one category are referred to as Hybrid Martial Arts.

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Joint-locks, Takedowns
Jūjutsu
Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Judo
Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Wrestling
Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Pehlwani
Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Huka-Huka
Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu
Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Nuba Fighting
Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing, Weapons
Adithada
Striking
Shaolin Kung Fu
Striking
Boxing
Striking
Muay Thai
Striking
Karate Do
Striking
Taekwondo
Striking
Capoeira
Striking
Kickboxing
Striking
Sanda
Striking
Wing Chun Kuen
Striking
Chángquán
Striking
Fānziquán
Striking
Dambe
Striking
Engolo
Striking
Moraingy
Striking
Bajiquan
Striking
Bak Mei
Striking
Taijiquan
Striking, Joint-locks
Ying Quan
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns
Jeet Kune Do
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Krav Maga
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Sambo
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Shuai Jiao
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Luta Livre
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Vale Tudo
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing
Hap Ki Do
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing, Weapons
Silat
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing, Weapons
Baguazhang
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing, Weapons
Ninjutsu
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing, Weapons
Kalaripayattu
Striking, Joint-locks, Takedowns, Throwing, Weapons
Piguaquan
Striking, Weapons
Bafaquan
Striking, Weapons
Aikido
Takedowns, Throwing
Arnis (Kali/ Eskrima)
Weapons
Kendo
Weapons
Silambam
Weapons
Gatka
Weapons
Nguni Stick Fighting
Weapons
Tahtib
Weapons
Istunka
Weapons
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