It has been over six months since I first started the original Martial Arts series. In the first series, I talked about five different martial arts from five different countries that each had their own merits. While each can be considered a true martial art as well as an effective combat system in certain situations, there wasn’t a really strong connector between all five. This time around, I have decided to make these next five and any other following series relate to each other in some way. The theme of this series is effective street combat; any martial art that is inherently too dangerous to be used as a competitive sport.
Again, I will reiterate that a martial art is more than just a form of combat but is a way of life above all else. Though I will refer to all as a martial art, these five are strictly combat systems in my mind because each was built and bred as purely a way of war. Each has no true sport variation though there may be descendant arts that have their own sport variation. I have also listed and linked the original series down below for those interested.
Martial Arts Series.
Muay Thai: The Art of Eight Limbs.
Brazilian Jiujitsu: The Gentle Art of Humility.
Pankration: The Decider of Men.
Bartitsu: The Gentlemen’s Martial Art.
Taekwondo: The Foot Fist Way.