The internal meaning of the Martial Arts is “art of Mars” where Mars is the god of war in roman. It is a Latin word. Now a day Martial art is generally used in the sense of fighting. But in the year of 1550, it was a tradition of combat practices. I saw people who are much interested to learn martial arts. It becomes a fashion to learn. It is the inspiration of Jackie Chan. From childhood itself parents are taking their child to the karate class; they want to see them as a white belt or a black belt. After watching the action movies the kids become interested in martial art. They have started to see the martial art as a fighting.
One day while travelling I met one kid who wore a white karate dress and was practicing his steps. Suddenly he asked me whether he is looking like Jackie Chan or not. He asked me whether I have seen the movie named The Karate Kid or not. Most probably he was maximum 6 or 7 years old. I got surprised to see him and his sudden questions. And I realized that day, how much martial art has taken the place. It is about a small kid. Now you people think that how much young people are affected by this.
That was about the karate. One more martial art which is renowned as wrestling becomes very famous between the teenagers. The television channel WWE is famous for wresting. Maximum all teenagers use to watch it daily. And sometimes they are trying to practice those. It could be more dangerous. Unknowingly the kids are affected by those steps. So it is a request for the parents if you saw any kind of this activity please stop your child. Make them learn the Martial Art then allow them to do those.
I request those people who are suffering from bone problem or a lack of patience or need to do meditation martial arts can work as a very good medicine for these problems.
The unarmed methods
Martial art is categorised in grappling, strikes and hybrid which is a mixture of both strikes and grappling. Strikes are used for boxing, punching, kicking etc. And the other uses of striking are karate, sanshou and the other styles. Grappling is used for judo, wrestling, throwing, sambo and etc.
Weapon based methods
Train arm combat, pole arms, melee weapons, bladed weapons are the traditional Martial Arts. They all are weapon based martial arts.
Modern history of martial art:
Starting of 19th century martial art became famous for boxing and fencing as sports in European countries. In Japan it became famous for the modern forms of karate and judo.
In 20th century International Boxing Association is established. During World War II martial art took its own place. Then by slowly it became famous in Hollywood and Asian martial art movies. Most of the American martial art movies are Asian derived.
Now a day martial art got its popularity by the competitions like UFC and Pride. Jackie Chan and Jet Li spread the Chinese martial art through the movies.
Application of martial art:
In Asiatic countries martial art is very renowned for the medical uses. Doctors prescribe martial art for the bone settings other aspects of traditional medicine.
In Japan, Korea martial art is used for meditation, calm mind, empty mind, beginner’s mind etc. In the monasteries monks and nuns are used martial art for many purposes. Hindu- Buddhist culture it is very famous.