Martial arts are techniques and methods created for defense and fighting in combat.
Martial arts is an art because it represents a definite and martial aesthetic style whose word derives from the Latin martialis that represents Mars, the god of war.
Martial arts are characterized by exercising the harmony of the body, mind and spirit, so it incorporates a philosophical current through each discipline that arises from generation to generation, perfecting style and its pragmatism in thought. Today they are also referred to as “combat sports” or “fighting sports.”
Martial arts are born as a way of maintaining physical integrity causing the least possible damage in the face of aggression, optimizing effort and energy.
Martial arts generally refer to ancient and native arts from the east. That is why the most practiced martial arts are Chinese and Japanese, such as Judo, Jujitsu, Wushu and Karate.
Kung fu is the romanization of the word martial art in Chinese therefore it includes all the disciplines of the oriental martial arts.
The mixed martial arts are those that together several different styles and techniques of traditional martial arts such as, for example, crossfit.