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How Martial Arts Started? Asked and Answered


How Martial Arts Started
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How Martial Arts Started?

The origins of martial arts are a subject of debate with various historical perspectives. One school of thought traces its roots to approximately 2,500 years ago, during the spread of Buddhism throughout India. As Buddhism moved north into China, blending religion, spirituality, and combat techniques. Many martial arts historians pinpoint the founding of the Shaolin Temple in China.


However, another perspective looks to ancient Greece, the emergence of Pankration around 648 BCE. Pankration, a blend of boxing and wrestling, was practiced as a combat sport in the Greek Olympic Games..



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