List of martial arts

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There are a large number of distinct styles and schools of martial arts. Sometimes, schools or styles are introduced by individual teachers or masters, or as a brand name by a specific gym. Martial arts can be grouped by type or focus, or alternatively by regional origin. This article focuses on the latter grouping.

For hybrid martial arts, as they originated from the late 19th century and especially after 1950, it may be impossible to identify unique or predominant regional origins. It is not trivial to distinguish "traditional" from "modern" martial arts. Chronology isn't the decisive criterion, as, for example, "traditional taekwondo" was developed in the 1950s, while the "modern" hybrid martial art of Bartitsu was developed in ca. 1900.

A large portion of traditional martial arts can be categorized as folk wrestling (see the separate article), although in some cases a folk wrestling style and a modern combat sport may overlap or become indistinguishable from each other once the sport has been regulated.

Africa[edit]

Styles of stickfighting
Folk wrestling
Bare knuckle boxing
Others

Americas[edit]

Barbados
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Colombia
Cuba
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Venezuela

Asia[edit]

Southern[edit]

Bangladesh
Cambodia
India

Eastern[edit]

China
See List of Chinese martial arts.
Japan
See List of Japanese martial arts
Okinawan martial arts
Korea
Myanmar
Mongolia

Southeast[edit]

Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Vietnam (Vo Thuat)

Southwest[edit]

Traditional[edit]

Turkey

Modern[edit]

Israel

Europe[edit]

Folk styles[edit]

England
France
Ireland
Lithuania
Portugal
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Switzerland

Modern sports[edit]

France
Georgia
Germany
Italy
Russia
Serbia
United Kingdom

Oceania[edit]

Traditional[edit]

Modern[edit]

See also[edit]