Types Of Different Martial Arts

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ONE Championship has provided hundreds of exceptional athletes the opportunity to display their unique martial arts forms to the globe over the years. The athletes have also demonstrated the qualities taught by martial arts: integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion.

Types Of Different Martial Arts

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Mixed Martial Arts 

Mixed martial arts (MMA) dates back to the dawn of warfare. It was practiced in ancient Greece, China, Egypt, India, Italy, and Japan. However, each country’s norms and regulations were distinct.

Modern mixed martial arts use grappling and hitting both standing and on the ground, notwithstanding the ancient varieties of the discipline.

Mixed martial arts bouts account for most of the matches in the ONE Circle, and 11 ONE World Titles are currently on the line in this discipline.

In addition, ONE’s mixed martial artists have pulled off some of the most spectacular knockouts and submissions in history.

Kun Khmer

Kun Khmer is an ancient Khmer language that dates back to the 9th century.

The martial art was utilized to defend Cambodia against foreign invaders and invade and conquer neighboring nations. Strikes and clinching are the main focus, and grappling on the ground is prohibited.

Chan Rothana, KhonSichan, NouSreyPov, and Sok Thy are just a few Cambodian athletes competing in The Home Of Martial Arts who come from a Kun Khmer background.


Lethwei is an ancient Myanmar art form that dates back to the 2nd century when the Pyu Empire ruled much of Myanmar. Matches were held initially only for entertainment.

Kyar Ba Nyein, a 1952 boxing Olympian, toured Myanmar to develop the sport’s rules and regulations, which are still in use today.

Punches, knees, elbows, kicks, and headbutts are all used in leather, known as “the art of nine limbs.”

Gold Belt Champions Mite Yine and Ye Thway Ne are two of the most well-known practitioners. Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, a featherweight superstar, has competed in the sport.

Sanda (Wushu)

Sanda is also known by the names wushu and sansho. But there is one thing that all of these Chinese kickboxing skills have in common: they were established by the Chinese military.

Punching, kicking, stand-up wrestling, throws, sweeps, and takedowns are all part of this sport.

Rene “The Challenger,” a multi-time Wushu World Champion, Zhao Zhi Kang, a Chinese National Sanda Champion, and Eduard “Landslide,” a former ONE Lightweight World Champion three-time gold medalist, is among the most renowned practitioners of this sport.


Self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, competitiveness, physical, mental, and spiritual development, entertainment, and the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural legacy are just a few of the reasons why martial arts are practiced.

Martial arts can also be linked with religion and spirituality. Numerous systems are reputed to have been founded, disseminated, or practiced by monks or nuns.

Throughout the Asian arts, meditation may be incorporated as a part of training.

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