List Of Top 5 Most Popular Martial Arts

List Of Top 5 Most Popular Martial Arts

Many people who are not aware of one of the most ancient fighting styles in the form of martial arts think that this amazing self-defense technique is limited to only one type. But in actuality, there are various different types of martial arts and each one has its own uniqueness and benefits. Many people say that martial arts originated from India almost 5000 years ago and it was a mix of yoga, meditations and fighting while others say that it has originated from Europe during the 1550s as the word martial arts means ‘art of Mars’ which is related to the Roman god of war.

Martial art has now become one of the best self-defense techniques and along with man, women are also learning this beautiful fighting style which in addition to improving their self-defense, makes them stronger and healthier as well.

So, in this blog post, we will be looking at the top 5 most popular martial arts which most of the martial arts schools are teaching nowadays so that you can pick the best one and improve your self-defense.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the national sports of Thailand and it is considered to be one of the purest forms of martial arts. It is somewhat similar to kickboxing but this form of martial arts involves the use of knee and elbow as well. It is one of those forms of martial arts in which one can strike below the belt. The Muay Thai experts use their body part as a weapon which includes knee, elbow, fists, and shins.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu is one of the earliest forms of martial arts and it was introduced by Chinese Yellow Emperor Huangdi during 2698 BC. The meaning of Kung fu is achievement gained through hard work and its meaning is what Kung Fu really is. Learning Kung Fu is considered to be one of the toughest things as the training of Kung Fu is very hard and strict.

Mixed Martial Arts

The name of this martial arts style itself explains how it is practiced. The very famous Mixed Martial Arts or which is popularly known as MMA is a mix of various different martial arts styles like Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu, karate, boxing and much more. Currently, it is one of the most watched styles of martial arts on the TV and there are many famous MMA players who even have joined WWE.


Taekwondo is a type of Korean martial arts and it became popular after the Second World War when the occupation of Korea by Japan came to an end. The meaning of its English Translation defines it as ‘the way of fist and foot’ and it involved punches, blocks, kicks, and strikes. You should know that Taekwondo is a popular martial arts technique and it is a part of the Olympics as well.


This is one of those rare types of ancient martial arts technique that become popular through a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is also a mysterious martial arts technique that is believed to have assassins and guerrilla warriors in their camp. Surprise and camouflaging is the main feature of this martial art technique. This martial art technique was developed to kill. It is not taught at schools now but some of its techniques are still used.

You now might be thinking that martial art is much more diverse than what you thought but still it is just a glimpse of different type of martial art techniques.

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