Best Martial Arts in The World


Taekwondo is a Korean martial art formed during the 1940s and 1950s, borrowing elements from Japanese and Chinese martial arts.


Karate is a martial art developed in the 17th century under the patronage of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Modern karate focuses on striking with kicks and punches, and traditional on throwing and joint-locking techniques.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a Thai combat boxing sport. It is also known as the ‘art of eight limbs’ as the practitioner has to frequently use their fists, elbows, shins, and knees.


Judo is a modern Japanese martial art created in 1882 by Kanō Jigorō. The objective of Judo is to throw, pin, and make the opponent submit either by a joint lock or a chokehold.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu is a general term for Chinese martial arts. Some forms of Kung Fu are modelled on animal characteristics.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art form developed in the 1930s by Imrich Lichtenfeld. It borrows elements from other martial arts such as Judo, Aikido, Karate, Boxing, and Wrestling.


Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido involves pre-practised designated strikes, breathing exercises, movement control, throwing, and joint locking.

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid martial art technique engendered by the actor and practitioner Bruce Lee. It emphasizes kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling.


Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art which primarily uses bamboo swords to fight. A typical Kendo match will feature pre-strike shouts and foot stamping.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed in 1925. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu aims to incapacitate the opponent and make them submit via joint lock and chokehold.