Welcome to the Martial Arts Database (MARdb.com), This is a guide to all styles of martial arts, health and fitness, mind and body, art and nature, training and technique, secrets and methods, martial arts information including systems, styles, philosophy, organizations, training, descriptions, historical information, resources, origins, self-defense, sports, and technical aspects, this site is a comprehensive resource for all martial arts for the trained professional and novice.
241 Main Martial Arts Styles Categorized Alphabetically
Martial arts are the systemized practices and traditions of training people to engage in combat. Martial arts have been present in some form in almost every nation and culture since before recorded history. Virtually all martial arts share a common original intent; developing the ability to defeat one’s enemies in a conflict, either armed or unarmed. Many martial arts are still practiced today.
Some retain their focus on the ancient techniques of war, others have incorporated modern modifications for the practice of self defense for civilians, and still others have evolved into international competitive sports and Olympic events. Martial arts, historically and today, place a wide variety of emphases on morality, spirituality, philosophy, or religion. Very often also, some kind of enlightenment, or at the very least personal self-improvement, are a core goal in the practice of many martial arts.