Martial arts has been a great influence in many lives for many generations. Popular fighting styles have come from different regions in Asia and surrounding islands, making every style unique in their own respective ways. Fighting styles such as Jiu-jitsu, Ninjitsu, Tae-kwondo, Shoalin kung fu, and various other styles of martial arts have come a long way in cultivating an Asian culture that made it to the United States and changed the sport of MMA forever.
- Martial arts, though steeped in tradition are beginning to show the effects of globalization
- Traditional martial arts often reflect the history and laws of their originating countries
- MMA was first developed in the U.S , but has spread worldwide with added diversity of every culture
“An often overlooked aspect of martial arts is that they often reflect a part of a countrys heritage history and culture”