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All organised or systematised fighting training methods are collectively referred to as martial arts. Typically, all of these various systems or styles are created with the same goal in mind: physically overcoming adversaries and fending off threats. In actuality, Mars, the Roman god of war, is where the word 'martial' originates.
Self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, competition, physical, mental, and spiritual development, entertainment, and the preservation of a country's intangible cultural heritage are just a few of the reasons why martial arts are practised. They are also codified systems and traditions of combat.
The people who teach or practice this style of Combat/Living are called as Martial artists.
Martial artists are very popular in the entertainment industry. Many of the Hollywood/Bollywood superstars were Martial Artists before they joined the industry. A few martial artists in the industry include Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar, and Vidyut Jamwal.
Martial artists typically adhere to one of the five multiple distinct categories: stand-up or striking methods, grappling styles, low-impact forms, weapons-based styles, and mixed martial arts (MMA) (A Hybrid Sports Style).
Bruce Lee had an impact on the entire martial arts genre. He was one of the first Martial artists to focus on practicality, simplicity, and what works rather than the linear 'this is how you do it' attitude of conventional arts. Although Jeet Kune Do, which became his signature form, was based on the ideas of realistic street combat, he did not necessarily view it as a martial arts technique.