History of China
Martial Arts

When was martial arts created?

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12/08/2009

If you want to be very technical about it, the martial arts were created at the beginning of time - they just weren't called martial arts. The need to defend one's self began with our need to defend ourselves against animals and predators in the wild - using clubs and our bare hands. They certainly evolved as the martial arts developed over time, and named arts were formed as necessity in different countries throughout history, but the real answer is that they've always existed.