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are many forms of martial art, Asian martial arts take up a significant
percentage of the main forms throughout the world. Modern forms include Kung
Fu, Karate, Mixed Martial arts, boxing, jiujutsu, judo and Krav Maga. The forms
which I will focus on for the extent of this paper include Kung Fu, Karate, and
Mixed martial arts. Little is known about the history of Karate before it
appeared in Okinawa, but it is believed to have come from an Indian monk by the
name of Daruma. Karate involves fighting methods such as strikes blocks and
kicks and is divided into three aspects; kihon (basics), Kata (forms), and
kumite (sparring). The standard uniform used by practitioners of karate is that
of a Gi top, GI pants and a colored belt representing rank and work put into
the form. Possibly one of the most famous practitioners of Karate was Bruce Lee
International film star and martial arts superstar, and founder of Jeet Kune Do
a form of his own creation. Kung Fu was developed in China and is one of the
oldest know forms of martial arts to this day. Kung Fu originated in Shaolin,
where monks practiced martial arts for health and self-defense during their
quest to enlightenment. The first temple of the Shaolin was in the Chinese
province of Henan, and was the birthplace of the forms of the 5 animals which
include the tiger, bear, monkey, deer, and crane. Many other forms exist such
as the dragon, bull, eagle, and panther. The traditional dress for Kung Fu
includes northern and southern uniforms, shaolin robes. Famous actors in Kung
Fu include Jackie Chan, and Donnie Yen whose movies inspire people of all ages
to join martial arts. Karate and Kung greatly differ however as the forms in
Karate are linear in pattern while those of Kung Fu develop in a circular
pattern. Mixed Martial arts is a full contact combat sport that allows both
striking and grappling, this form uses techniques from many other martial arts.
Though not many movies are made utilizing the teaching of mixed martial arts,
it is a highly entertaining sport and is watched by millions. Mixed martial
arts is a way for many martial arts practitioners to put their many years of
experience in different forms into practice. 

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