Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for combat. Today, martial arts are studied for various reasons including combat skills, fitness, self-defense, sport, self-cultivation (meditation), mental discipline, character development and building self-confidence. Topics in this section include, but are not limited to local Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, and Karate schools, organisations, and events. Martial Arts Recreation and Sports Cyprus Middle East Regional.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage . (wikipedia)