Martial arts or fighting arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of combat. Martial arts all have similar objectives: to physically defeat other persons or defend oneself or others from physical threat. Some martial arts take a great deal of their underlying theory from beliefs systems. Most specifically, Buddhism, and in Asia have been practiced in harmony with others, such as Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism or Shinto while others follow a particular code of honor. Martial arts are considered as both an art and a science. Many arts are also practiced competitively, most commonly as combat sports, but competitions may also take the form of "forms competition" which is an integral discipline in most arts but is seen by the uninitiated as dance.
The term martial arts refers to the art of warfare (derived from Mars/Ares the Greek god of war) and comes from a 15th-century European term referring to what are now known as historical European martial arts specifically to what is today known as Historical Fencing, but is now most commonly associated with Asian fighting styles, especially the combat systems that originated in East Asia. The term both in its literal meaning however, and in its subsequent usage may be taken to refer to any codified combat system, regardless of origin, a practitioner of martial arts is referred to as a martial artist. Martial arts have originated and evolved in various cultures at various times. In the Americas, Native Americans have traditions of open-handed martial arts such as wrestling, while Hawaiians have historically practiced arts featuring small and large-joint manipulation. A mix of origins is found in the athletic movements of Capoeira, which African slaves developed in Brazil based on skills they had brought from Africa.
While each style has unique facets that differentiate it from other martial arts, a common characteristic is the systematization of fighting techniques. Methods of training vary and may include sparring (simulated combat) or formal sets or routines of techniques known as forms or kata. Forms are especially common in the Asian and Asian-derived martial arts.
Martial arts Fighting arts Martial Arts Academy Coventry
The Academy has quickly built an enviable reputation for patient and professional coaching in the martial arts field. Coaching is undertaken in one of the foremost and well equipped dojos in Coventry. Being only 2 minutes from the City Centre and 5 minutes from the M6 it's easily accessible, offering free parking in a safe and secure location. Our classes and programmes include
* Little Ninjas martial arts class for kids aged 4-7- a fantastic introduction to martial arts
* Juniors martial arts class for kids aged 8-15
* Bully Busters - equip your child to deal with difficult situations
* Adults - classes for men & women of all levels of fitness
* Personal training sessions - one to one training with a 4th Dan Black Belt instructor
* Birthday parties with a difference!
You can write to us at:
Ultimate Martial Arts Academy
280 Old Church Road
Coventry CV6 7LZ
You can call us on 0795 110 4900 / 02476 663388
You can send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join One Coventry TODAY!
Become a member