What are Martial Arts?
Martial arts is a skill that can be utilized in warfare by definition. The word martial means “military.” A martial art is a military art.
The first equally important steps that usually come to mind when discussing modern martial arts are leaping, kicking, punching. These can all be described as the field of martial arts; horsemanship, javelin throwing, archery, spear fighting, halberd fighting, wrestling, knife fighting, rifle, shotgun and pistol shooting, demolitions, logistics, and battle strategy. Anything that a soldier might do in battle is a martial art.
By martial art usually it is meant aikido, arnis, boxing, capoeria, chow gar, choy la fut, hapkido, hsing’i, hun gar, jeet kune do, jow gar, judo, jujitsu, karate, kempo, kick boxing, krav maga, kung fu, pa kua, penjak silat, praying mantis, savate, shaolin, tae kwon do, tai chi, white crane, wing chun, wu shu and more!
As you can see the list is quite long and it is actually quite amazing how many systems there are. Often within a martial arts school it is taught that ‘this particular system is the best system’.
Consequently, every martial artist would have the viewpoint their style is the best. This is because that is the style they have chosen to do. But in reality what they are saying is ‘this is the best style for me’.
The Changing of the Arts
Throughout this history and development of the martial arts and all the combat systems of man our training tools have played a vital part in evolving and perfecting these systems and techniques. All the martial arts have an effect by the role that mechanical devices play. For instance, these weapons, dojo mats, breaking boards or even the uniforms we wear – all these paraphernalia identify the martial arts into their systems and style.
The main players in shaping our new martial arts would be the traditional wooden dummy, wing chun rings, iron palm ointments and even the system of using forms and karta have developed them into their current form. As a result, modern training tools are common and again the martial arts are under development with new training products such as the Wave-master, the BOB training dummy, the Focus Master.
All with one thing in common, to create a well rounded combat system. Ideally a solo training tool should be workable for all and based on sound theory and through constant practice develop into sound physical application. The ideology and theory would have to take into account all the history of the combat technology of man and give this competition and street application.
The Martialarm Combat Training Partner for Martial Arts
In a martial arts, career you can occasionally find your self with no school to go to or no one to train with.
The Martial-arm is a Martial Arts training machine that develop the entry skills of any martial arts system. Similarly, it is actually testing any techniques and control your opponents hands and arms. The Martial-arm moves and twists up, down, left and right just like a real opponent would.
- Safety – Firstly, You must maintain 100% safety when entering into the opponent’s attack range, this is to limit any variables. Methods of entry must be simple, fast as well as safe!
- Attack – Secondly, you must have the ability to attack at will, with no concern or hesitation. The attack should incorporate total control of the opponent’s weapons. Attacks must have a structure within them a 100% defense!
- Adaptability – Thirdly, techniques, attacks, and defenses must flow but not necessarily at a constant pace. Adaptability to choose what’s next is key! Therefore, whatever you choose just be sure you do look at a few before you decide. Enquire with the school what martial arts equipment they utilize to get the best from your training.