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The martial art of boxing was practiced in the ancient Thera The martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense , competition , physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development. The earliest forms of martial arts can be traced back to ancient China , more than 4000 years ago, during the Xia Dynasty . Although the term martial art has become heavily associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia , it was originally used in regard to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. An English fencing manual of 1639 used the term in reference specifically to the "Science and Art" of swordplay.
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.
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This forum is for the discussion of Filipino martial arts within Jeet Kune Do. The best known of these is the Inosanto/Lacoste Blend of Kali, a composite system of Filipino Martial Arts taught by Dan Inosanto based on his training with various Filipino Martial Arts instructors including; John Lacoste, Regino Illustrisimo, Leo Giron, Leo Gaje, Jack Santos, and many others. It introduces students to 12 main areas, including, but not limited to, single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, staff, panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods), Kuntao, & Silat.