A Martial Art is an expression of its founder who hailed from a specific country and matured from a unique cultural background. The Martial Art and its corresponding philosophies, aspects, concepts, and training methods are thus heavily influenced by culture, geographical region, and history.
Below is a geograpchical illustration of countries that have had the largest influences on Martial Arts. The larger the dots on the map the greater the number of Martial Arts that originated from the country. View the top 5 Martial Arts Pioneering countries.