Martial Arts

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Italian arte marziale
French art martial


A system of combat employing unarmed techniques, weapons, or both.

There is a great diversity and abundance of martial arts but, broadly speaking, martial arts share a common goal: to defeat a person physically or to defend oneself from physical threat.[1]

Collections of technique employed in a sporting context such as modern fencing do no qualify as martial arts for the purposes of WMAWiki.


  1. Martial Arts on Wikipedia.