Some Martial Arts are practiced in order to reap the benefits of increased quality of life and overall health yet there is a large community of those who are fully committed to the practice and community. In today’s society, you can see the promotion of combat without weapons becoming more visible than ever before. Boxing and wrestling have always been at the forefront of popularity yet these new modern mixes have changed the dynamics of Martial Arts within the current century. These are some of the most popular reasons for practicing Martial Arts but there are styles that are meant to protect and kill and opponent as they are historically relevant.
These deadly methods and skills are meant to be handled with great respect and discipline while being developed through history for a number of practical purposes. Silat is a form of Martial Arts developed in Malaysia that highlights violence rather than self perfection and when practiced to cause injury to your opponent is rewarded. Created historically from the movements of animals who are engaged in combat. These attacks were mimicked by this fighting style and highlights the mammal instinct of taking advantage of the weakness in the other.
The most successful practitioners in Silat are those who use intelligence and speed in order to inflict disabling moves to their opponent. This form of Martial Arts is not regulated in the same way that the other forms because the core aspect of Silat is to use very little regulation to inflict the maximum amount of injury to their opponent. Kung Fu is another form of Martial Arts that is more widely known and uses hand to hand combat in order to inflict pain or injury to their opponent.
Methods include breaking bones and taking advantage of their opponents weaknesses. These are some very intriguing parts of Martial Arts and skills that could be valuable to practice. If looking for a fully rounded experience, it may be interesting to dip your toe in one of the more deadly forms of Martial Arts.