Art - A martial art is considered to be the traditional arts
from Asia i.e. Karate, Kung Fu, etc. These arts reflect an individual
or groups view of personal combat and reflect cultural, social and spiritual
aspects as well as technological, environmental and chronological influences.
These arts, in their truest form, can be characterized by personal or
small group transmission of the art, the presence of forms or two-man
sets and a strong moral code in regards to the use of martial skills.
- A martial sport is the modern interpretation of traditional martial
arts i.e. Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, etc. These arts reflect
an individual or groups view of personal combat in a specific environment,
in particular the dojo or ring, and emphasize rank and competitive skills.
These arts are taught to all ages and sexes and have extensive rules
in order to ensure the safety of the participants.
- A martial science is the study of personal combat based upon actual
experience, performance under extreme conditions and empirical evidence
i.e. JKD, Kali, Bando, etc. These arts also reflect an individual or
groups personal view of combat but with a major difference: they all
study combat in a number of environments and include empty hand, impact
and edged weapons, as well as projectile weapons. These arts are taught
to small groups of people who exhibit a strong interest in personal
growth, exploration and reality-based experience.