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… that are Still Practiced Today

"Movies, television shows, and cartoons are populated with dazzling martial artists ranging from the Kung-Fu antics of Hong Kong Phooey the crime fighting dog, to the mesmerizing Jeet Kune Do of Bruce Lee; not to mention the secret arts of ninjutsu, applied by those deadly black-clad ninjas. However, all of these sensationalized martial arts are relatively modern conceptions of the oldest deadly arts, ancient systems of hand to hand combat which were hatched at the earliest moments in the development of human civilization.

The term ‘martial arts' comes from the Latin; "arts of Mars, after the Roman god of war and conflict." But to get to the origins of ‘all' combat styles, we must go back to a time in human evolution when the Latin language was not even conceptualized. Working backwards, from modern history into deep-prehistory, these are the world's five oldest martial arts:…"
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