The term martial arts refers to systems of combat or self-defense, the traditional form of which include karate, judo, and king fu. The oldest artist's rendering of martial arts has been dated back to 3000 BC in Mesopotamia in ancient Egypt, and fencing was the topic of a manual in 1639. There are various classes of martial, but the two major divisions are armed -- which includes melee weapons such as nunchucks and polearms -- and unarmed, which includes kicking, punching, judo, aikido, and jujitsu.
Association for Renaissance Martial Arts
The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts is a club dedicated to historical fencing and other renaissance-medieval fighting skills. The site has training information if you are interested in learning these special skills. You can also find essays and articles explaining the history of these martial arts.
Functional Self Defense
A comprehensive resource on functional self defense and martial arts, including awareness and prevention, techniques, training methods, and strategies. Boxing, Thai boxing, BJJ, wing chun, and many other styles are covered. A blog and a book are included.
Martial Arts Org
General information about martial arts is presented, including the various styles, and a guide to martial arts businesses, live lessons, educational programs, and instructors. Various articles are featured, and a chat online option is available.
Martial arts school and instructors are featured here, along with a list of martial arts equipment and training suppliers, video, photographs, and an overview of different martial arts styles, a calendar of events, and contacts. Content may be searched by state.
The site offers news and information about mixed martial arts, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, specific fighters, rankings, and a schedule of events, along with rumors, video clips, and an online discussion forum.
With a focus on mixed martial arts, the site offers news of MMA matches and events, results, and rankings. An online discussion forum is included, along with video clips, polls, and contacts.
Highlighting mixed martial arts, the site offers news and rumors of Ultimate Fighting Championship, nationwide and in Brisbane, along with interviews with fighters, photographs, video, radio recordings, the top ten, and an online discussion forum.
The Sher Dog website has news and information on the sport of mixed martial arts. Here, you can read about the latest activities of athletes like Andrei Arlovski, James Thompson, Keimbo Slice and Ken Shramrock. Rankings of mixed martial arts athletes, photographs, video, and an online discussion forum are also available.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
The official web site for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) offers with videos, photographs, details pertaining to individual fighters, schedules, ticket information and online ticket sales, as well as membership information and an online discussion forum.
Mixed martial arts is the focus of this site, which includes news about specific fights and fighters, a schedule of MMA events, an online discussion forum, and an online store selling MMA apparel, gear, and other items.
World Fighting TV
Provides video streaming of UFC fights. Includes a video database with complete fight details. Event and program schedules are put forward, along with a library of fight video, from multiple camera angles, live scoring, and chat.