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Martial arts have been quite popular in the recent years and have grown in popularity year after year. Martial arts are basically a set of codified practices which have been designed traditionally and used for combat and self defense.

These are practiced for a wide range of purposes, the most important being physical fitness and self defense. Martial arts have been traditional and have been associated with certain religions and cultures and hence one will definitely find certain aspects similar to the concepts of cultures and religions.

The martial art forms can be categorized broadly into two forms called strikes and grappling. The strikes involves punching, kicking with the use of various styles like Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Kick boxing, Tae Kwon do and many others. The grappling consists of throwing, submissions and pinning techniques with the use of various styles such as Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Sumo, Aikido, Sambo and many others.

Many martial arts within Asia are also taught with an intention for medicinal purposes. A bone setting is one of the important and crucial aspects of traditional Indian medicine which can be incorporated though martial arts practice. Martial arts have managed to become quite a growing and popular industry since the 1970’s and have been growing ever since.

It has managed to diverge in to the sports industry as well as the media in the form of cinema and sports television. There are a number of championships that are being held such as the UFC which focus on the use of martial art techniques to defeat the opponent. They have been getting a wide range of reviews and people seem to enjoy these shows and sports.

Martial arts definitely will reach heights in the next few years and will create great opportunities