Hybrid martial arts
Hybrid martial arts, also known as hybrid fighting systems or sometimes eclectic martial arts or freestyle martial arts, refer to martial arts or fighting systems that incorporate techniques and theories from several particular martial arts (eclecticism).- Hybrid martial arts
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Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental, and spiritual development; entertainment; and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
Traditional/historical arts vs. contemporary styles: e.g., folk wrestling compared to modern hybrid martial arts.
Group of stand-up combat sports and a form of boxing based on kicking and punching.
Historically, kickboxing can be considered a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles.
Jeet Kune Do is an eclectic martial arts philosophy heavily influenced and adapted by the personal philosophy and experiences of martial artist Bruce Lee.
Combat sport and mixed martial arts organization that is governed by the Shooto Association and the International Shooto Commission.
As a fighting system, Shooto is considered a hybrid martial art derived from Shoot Wrestling.
Combat sport that originated in Japan's professional wrestling circuit of the 1970s.
Shoot wrestling can be used to describe a range of hybrid fighting systems such as shootfighting, shoot boxing and the styles of mixed martial arts done in the Shooto, Pancrase and RINGS promotions.
Full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting, incorporating techniques from various combat sports from around the world.
During the late 1960s to early 1970s, the concept of combining the elements of multiple martial arts was popularized in the West by Bruce Lee via his system of Jeet Kune Do.
Kajukenbo (Japanese: カジュケンボ Kajukenbo) is a hybrid martial art from Hawaii.
Unarmed, full-contact combat sport with relatively few rules.
In Japan, former professional wrestler Satoru Sayama had created in 1985 a hybrid martial arts organization named Shooto, which featured striking with all limbs, takedowns, groundfighting and submissions.
American Tang Soo Do is a hybrid martial art formed in 1966 by Chuck Norris who combined the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do (Moo Duk Kwan) with Japanese styles of Judo, Shito-ryu Karate and Shotokan Karate.
Kūdō (空道) is a Japanese hybrid martial art.