Historically, martial arts were military and defensive in practice, but modern martial arts are derivatives of those practices for sport and exercise. These can be divided in to armed, unarmed and self-defense practices.
Different forms of martial arts were created all over the world, across many civilizations, but the most popular modern forms of martials arts originated within Asia. Martial arts actually consists of various different practices, including karate, krav maga, tae kwan do, jiu jitsu and many more. In general, martial arts’ main philosophy is the task of learning self-defense while also building one’s character, both mentally and physically. It is an extremely versatile, deep practice that does an incredible amount for one’s body, mind and spirit.