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

 

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.

 martial arts world map

 

Engolo
Angola
Vale Tudo
Brazil
Capoeira
Brazil
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazil
Huka-Huka
Brazil
Luta Livre
Brazil
Baguazhang
China
Sanda
China
Chángquán
China
Bafaquan
China
Shuai Jiao
China
Fānziquán
China
Shaolin Kung Fu
China
Bajiquan
China
Wing Chun Kuen
China
Bak Mei
China
Ying Quan
China
Piguaquan
China
Taijiquan
China
Krav Maga
Czech Republic
Tahtib
Egypt
Wrestling
Greece
Pehlwani
India
Gatka
India
Adithada
India
Kalaripayattu
India
Silambam
India
Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu
Japan
Jūjutsu
Japan
Kendo
Japan
Judo
Japan
Ninjutsu
Japan
Aikido
Japan
Karate Do
Japan
Taekwondo
Korea
Hap Ki Do
Korea
Moraingy
Madagascar
Silat
Malaysia
Dambe
Nigeria
Arnis (Kali/ Eskrima)
Philippines
Sambo
Russia
Istunka
Somalia
Nguni Stick Fighting
South Africa
Nuba Fighting
Sudan
Muay Thai
Thailand
Kickboxing
Thailand
Boxing
United Kingdom
Jeet Kune Do
United States of America
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