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In Pics | A look at well-known forms of martial arts

Here are some of the well-known forms of martial arts and their countries of origin.

As India deploys its ‘Ghatak’ commandos to counter China’s MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) squad, we take a look at some off the most well-known forms of martial arts and their countries of origin. (Image: News18 Creative)
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As India deploys its ‘Ghatak’ commandos to counter China’s MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) squad, we take a look at some of the most well-known forms of martial arts and trace their origins. (Image: News18 Creative)

Kalaripayattu (Kalari) | Origin: India | A martial art and fighting style that originated in modern-day Kerala. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Kalaripayattu (Kalari) | Origin: India | A martial art and fighting style that originated in modern-day Kerala. (Image: News18 Creative)

Sqay | Origin: India | It is a martial art form of sword-fighting that originated in the Kashmir region. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Sqay | Origin: India | It is a martial art form of sword-fighting that originated in the Kashmir region. (Image: News18 Creative)

Gatka | Origin: India | It is a style of stick-fighting with wooden sticks intended to stimulate swords. Gatka is a toned-down version of the deadlier Shastra Vidya and originated in Punjab. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Gatka | Origin: India | It is a style of stick-fighting with wooden sticks intended to stimulate swords. Gatka is a toned-down version of the deadlier Shastra Vidya and originated in Punjab. (Image: News18 Creative)

Karate | Origin: Japan | Originated in Ryukyu Kingdom from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial art. The Ryukyu Kingdom became part of Japan in 1879. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Karate | Origin: Japan | Originated in Ryukyu Kingdom from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial art. The Ryukyu Kingdom became part of Japan in 1879. (Image: News18 Creative)

Tai Chi | Origin: China | Not much is known about the origin of this martial art. It is believed that Tai Chi’s theories and practices were formulated in the 12th century. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Tai Chi | Origin: China | Not much is known about the origin of this martial art. It is believed that Tai Chi’s theories and practices were formulated in the 12th century. (Image: News18 Creative)

Jujitsu | Origin: Japan | It is a family of Japanese martial arts and a method of close unarmed combat. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Jujitsu | Origin: Japan | It is a family of Japanese martial arts and a method of close unarmed combat. (Image: News18 Creative)

Hapkido | Origin: South Korea | It is a relatively new hybrid Korean martial art that developed in the twentieth century. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Hapkido | Origin: South Korea | It is a relatively new hybrid Korean martial art that developed in the twentieth century. (Image: News18 Creative)

Krav Maga | Origin: Israel | It is a military self-defence and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Krav Maga | Origin: Israel | It is a military self-defence and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces. (Image: News18 Creative)

Capoeira | Origin: Brazil | It is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed in the 16th century by Africans enslaved in Brazil. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Capoeira | Origin: Brazil | It is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed in the 16th century by Africans enslaved in Brazil. (Image: News18 Creative)

First Published on Jun 30, 2020 04:55 pm
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