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Martial Arts is a tradition of combat practices. It is practiced for a number of reasons, for self-defense, competition, physical health, and entertainment. There is a huge diversity of martial arts around the world, with hundreds of different styles. In the broadest sense, all martial arts share a common goal, that is to defeat a person physically or to defend yourself from a physical threat.

Martial Arts As Sports

Martial Arts have ventured into sports when forms of sparring became competitive. For example, the Olympic Games has judo, taekwondo, archery, boxing, wrestling, and fencing.

There are martial arts competitions which are being competed in non-sparring ways, these are competed through choreographed routines like poomse, kata, and aka. There are a number of martial arts nowadays which include dance-influenced competitions like Tricking.

Some martial arts include the use of weapons and equipment, like breaking boards, punching bags, and makiwara. One of the most popular martial art competitions today is the MMA competition Ultimate Fighting Challenge or UFC.

There are three martial arts that are part of the Olympic Games, Karate, Judo and Taekwondo, and another lobbying for inclusion, Wushu.

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