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There are hundreds of styles of martial art, and new ones are being added all the time. Some styles have endured for decades or even centuries; some last only a short time because they are useless or even fraudulent. A style will continue to exist as long as there at least one person willing to teach it. The following is a list of some martial arts styles.

ARTICLES

Select a letter to see descriptions of its listed styles.

A

Aikido
Aikijutsu
American freestyle karate
American kempo
Animal styles
Arnis/escrima/kali
Atemi

B

Bajitsu
Bandesh
Bando
Baujitsu
Bersilat
Binot
Bojitsu
Boxe francaise
Boxing
Bushidokan

C

Capoeira
Celtic wrestling
Chang-chuan
Chayon ryu
Chebigadga
Chiao ti
Chin-na
Chinese boxing
Chinese wrestling
Chito-ryu
Cuong-nhu

D

Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu (Japan)
Dim-mak (China)
Dumog (Philippines)

E

None

F

Fencing (Europe)
Full-contact karate (United States)

G

Gatka (India)
Glima (Iceland)
Goju-ryu (Okinawa)

H

Hakuda (Japan)
Hapkido (Korea)
Hisardut (Israel)
Hwarang do (Korea)

I

Iaido (Japan)
Iaijutsu (Japan)
Isshin-Ryu (Okinawa)

J

Jeet-kune-do (United States)
Jodo (Japan)
Judo (Japan)
Jujitsu or jujutsu (Japan)
Jukendo (Japan)

K

Karate connection (United States)
Kalaripayattu (India)
Kajukenbo (Hawaii)
Kalarippayat (India)
Keichu-Do
Kempo (China)
Kempo (Ryukyu) (Okinawa)
Kendo (Japan)
Kenjutsu (Japanese)
Kenpo (Kosho Ryu) (Japan)
Kiai jitsu (Japan)
Kickboxing (United States)
Kobujutsu (Okinawa)
Kobudo (Okinawan)
Krav-maga (Israel)
Kuk-Sool (Korea)
Kung-Sool (Korea)
Kumdo (Korea)
Kyokushin-Kai (Japan)
Kyudo (Japan)

L

Lua (Hawaii)

M

Marine Corps LINE system (United States)
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (United States)
Martial signing (United States)
MMA (United States)
Moo-do (United States)
Muay-thai (Thailand)

N

Naginata-Do (Japan)
Ninjutsu (Japan)

O

None

P

Pa-qua (China)
Praying mantis (China)

Q

None

R

ROSS

S

Sado-mu-sool (Korea)
Sanshou (China)
SAMBO (Russia)
Sarit-sarak (India)
Savate (sometimes called Boxe Francaise) (France)
Shogeri-jutsu (Japan)
Shaolin kempo (United States)
Shohei-ryu (formally known as uechi-ryu) (Okinawa)
Shootfighting (Japan)
Shorinji kempo (Japan)
Shorinji-ryu (Japan)
Shorin-ryu (Okinawa)
Shotokan (Japan)
Shuai jiao (China)
Shuhaku (Japan)
Silambam (India)
Silat (Indonesia)
Sillum (China)
Ssireum (Korea)
Suiba-jutsu (Japan)
Sumai (Japan)
Sumo (Japan)

T

Taekwondo (Korea)
Taijutsu (Japan)
Taijiquan (tai-chi-chaun) (China)
Tang-soo-do (Korea)
T'ang Su (Korea)
Thang-ta (India)
Thoda (India)

U

Ukidokan (United States

V

Vajramushti (India)

W

Wado-Ryu (Japan)
White eyebrow (China)
Wing-chun (China)
Wrestling (Europe)
Wushu (China)

X

Xingyiquan (hsing-yi-chaun) (China)

Y

Yoseikan budo (Japan)
Yudo (Korea)
Yul-sol (Korea)

Z

None


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