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Aikido
   originated in   
Japan
This art specializes in the re-direction of opponent's energy to meet attack.
Bando
   originated in   
Myanmar
Bokator
   originated in   
Cambodia
Borneo Silat
   originated in   
Borneo
Capoeira
   originated in   
Brazil
Some might call this art dance rather than fighting.
China Adi
   originated in   
Sri Lanka
Dambe
   originated in   
Nigeria
Dumog
   originated in   
The Philippines
Hapkido
   originated in   
Korea
Hapkido is a combination of the Korean art of Tae - Kwan - Do, and the Japanese art of Aikido.
Judo
   originated in   
Japan
This art features grabs, chokes, leg sweeps, and body throws to disable attacker.
Jujitsu
   originated in   
Japan
Kabbadi
   originated in   
India
Kendo
   originated in   
Japan
Kenpo
   originated in   
Japan
Koshti
   originated in   
Iran
Krav Maga
   originated in   
Israel
Kung Fu
   originated in   
China
Kurash
   originated in   
Uzbekistan
Mau Rakau
   originated in   
New Zealand
Muay Thai
   originated in   
Thailand
Competitors used to attach shards of glass to cloth wrapped around their hands before fighting.
Savate
   originated in   
France
Shaolin Quan
   originated in   
China
Silat
   originated in   
Indonesia
Also claimed by Malaysia
Silat
   originated in   
Malaysia
Also claimed by Indonesia
Sumo
   originated in   
Japan
Taekkyon
   originated in   
Korea
This martial art appears in paintings and royal court records going back for over 500 years.
Taekwondo
   originated in   
Korea
Despite propaganda to the contrary, Taekwondo was developed by Koreans who had learned Japanese martial arts in Japan during the colonial period and is more closely related to Japanese than Korean arts.
Tai Chi
   originated in   
China
Tinku
   originated in   
Bolivia
Vacon
   originated in   
Peru
Vajra Mushti
   originated in   
India
Zui Quan
   originated in   
China
Zui Quan is the infamous "Drunken Fist" form.


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