Some things in the world, which are sort after by many, are often vague with its information or not easily found. One such subject is the history of martial arts. The origin of martial arts has been an intriguing matter and a lot has been said and discussed about it by far. The most popular of beliefs and facts known are spilled over here in brief for the soul of the readers.
Originating in Asia, Martial arts is a collective term for various types of self defense or fighting arts. The prominent styles prevalent and practiced extensively today have been a source from China, Japan, and Korea, among which Japan was most influential in spreading the style among the western counterparts.
Many of the Japanese emigrants who emigrated to Europe and the United States to seek work towards the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, brought with them jujitsu and judo. The West became fascinated by these fighting methods which enabled a single or weaker person to combat with mightier or multiple attackers. Before World War II, only a small number of people in the West were proficient in this art. In 1945, after the war, many of the western armed forces occupying Japan started studying martial arts. On returning, besides judo and jujitsu, these servicemen brought with them the techniques of karate, aikido, and kendo. After the end of the Korean war in 1953, U S soldiers stationed in Korea and studied the karate techniques such as tae kwon do and t’ang-su do which broadened their horizon. Chinese techniques of martial arts, such as Kung-Fu systems as Shaolin-chuan , praying mantis, and tai-chi chuan, which had maintained a level of secrecy
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