Martial Arts Styles - World Black Belt
The Martial Arts evolved from man's need to defend himself against animals and at times against his fellow creature. Ancient murals and sculptures show fighting poses from Egypt, India and Babylon dating from as far back as 5,000 years ago.
The Martial Arts as we know them today probably did not develop until systems of offensive and defensive skills were devised in China. There, in a country saturated with the spiritual teachings of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism, these fighting skills were combined with intangible elements such as compassion, discipline and self control.
Martial Arts prospered as the only means with which a person could defend himself and his family. But even as more civilized times descended upon humanity, the arts survived. The Martial Arts has transcended its violent origins primarily because they teach much more than fighting. True Martial Arts stress character development, discipline and respect. Self defense, physical fitness and competition are some of the other benefits that modern practitioners enjoy.
The martial arts have endured for many centuries and they will continue to develop and flourish for many more.