Since many martial arts are regarded as weapon-based, practitioners acquire various melee weapons in addition to practising arm and leg attacks. Standard weapons are the staff, Eskrima sticks, nunchucks, kamas, sais, and sword. Swordsmanship, a phrase used to describe someone who has mastered a blade, such as a contemporary fencer, is an excellent example of a weapon being considered a martial art.
AIM OF MARTIAL ARTS
The motions taught in martial arts are intended to defend and attack with strikes, not always in that sequence. This makes martial arts a combat-oriented sport that can be practised for recreation, exercise, or competition. Some martial art forms, including those practised by Buddhist monks in China, may teach healing techniques as a discipline in addition to combat-related drills. This involves having an understanding of plants’ therapeutic and restorative properties.
Some Japanese and Chinese martial arts emphasize strategy, out-thinking an opponent, and employing wisdom as a guide to win the battle without using physical force. These virtues are frequently imparted through Zen-style meditation, which helps pupils develop a calm, concentrated mind, or “empty mind,” as Zen practitioners would put it.
Initially, Chuck Norris studied Tang Soo Do and earned a black belt in that discipline. He also holds black belts in judo, Brazilian jiujitsu, and Tae Kwon. He even developed the fighting method known as Chun Kuk Do. From 1964 until his retirement in 1974, Norris had a fantastic karate tournament career. His predicted tournament record is 183-10-2. He triumphed in at least 30 contests.
In his six years as the world’s top middleweight karate fighter, Norris defeated legends of the art like Allen Steen, Joe Lewis, Arnold Urquidez, and Louis Delgado.
Norris is much more well-known for his acting career, where he gained notoriety for his on-screen combat with Bruce Lee and for playing the lead in “Walker, Texas Ranger.”