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Top-10 Most Popular Martial Arts

From ancient traditions rooted in combat techniques to modern competitive sports, martial arts encompass a wide range of disciplines practiced worldwide. Here are the most popular.

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Here are the world's top-10 most popular martial arts

  1. Krav Maga - Israeli self-defense system emphasizing practical techniques for real-world situations, including strikes, grappling, and defense against weapons.
  2. Taekwondo - Korean martial art known for dynamic kicks, punches, and blocks, emphasizing self-discipline and competitive sparring.
  3. Boxing - Western combat sport focusing on punching techniques, footwork, and defensive tactics, often contested in a ring.
  4. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) - Combines techniques from various disciplines, including striking and grappling, for competitive and self-defense purposes.
  5. Wing Chun - Chinese martial art specializing in close-range combat, known for its efficiency, centerline theory, and simultaneous attack and defense.
  6. Karate - Japanese striking art emphasizing punches, kicks, and blocks, with a focus on discipline, kata (forms), and sparring.
  7. Muay Thai - Thai combat sport known as the "art of eight limbs," incorporating punches, kicks, elbows, and knees, renowned for its power and effectiveness.
  8. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Ground fighting and grappling art focusing on leverage and technique, utilizing joint locks and chokeholds to control opponents.
  9. Aikido - Japanese martial art emphasizing blending with an opponent's energy, redirecting attacks, and applying joint locks to neutralize aggression.
  10. Judo - Japanese martial art focusing on throws, pins, and submission techniques, emphasizing balance, leverage, and timing in competitive contests.



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