In the middle of the 19th century, martial arts were less known to people in the west. Yet, they were widely popular in their homelands for centuries. They were being used to train warriors and villagers for self-defense purposes as frequent attacks were imminent at those places.
Today, martial arts has seen a rise in popularity and has been a part of every Olympic Games tournament since last few decades. New forms of martial arts are being explored and developed by various schools and organizations around the world.
Passing the tradition
Legends or veterans of martial arts are now left with a duty of passing on their traditions to the next generation. To achieve that purpose, some of them establish their own schools and some join the existing schools to make a contribution.
An experienced martial arts fighter will witness many levels of evolution during his training. The foremost objective of martial arts like jujutsu, karate or taekwondo is not violence. It is more philosophical and Zen-like in its implications, meaning that it works towards the integration of the body and the soul.
An instructor who has tasted the benefits of consistent training and learnt by committing mistakes will know the right way of training the future generation of such martial arts fighters. Along with the traditional aspects involved, a fighter needs to adopt to the modern principles evolved to improve the sportsman spirit and competitive nature of martial arts.
Personalized training is the founding principle of martial arts. No two fighters will be trained exactly the same way due to vast differences in their personalities. Under the guidance of a master, the fighters must be trained step-by-step along with conditions of safety and sustenance.