The global evolution of MARTIAL ARTS and its growing popularity in Pune
What started off as self-defence slowly moulded its way into world history as one of the most effective fitness routines. We dived into the history of martial arts as a new fitness trend, and were amazed to see how a workout incorporates history, culture, tradition, self-defence and health in such a balanced manner. After all, if one just has to get fit, normal gyms would do. But here, it is not just about safeguarding oneself, but also being healthy on the side. The roots of martial arts can be traced back to Asia, where once upon a time it was used for combat and self-defence. There is evidence in history that proves that this form of combat was used as early as the 3rd Century BC. New techniques sprang up in China, Japan, India and other parts of Asia, and slowly, each form of martial art developed its own discipline, complete with a history and story. Martial arts began shaping world events t oo, with t he likes of Bodhidharma of India, Gichin Funakoshi of Okinawa and Bruce Lee of Hong Kong emerging slowly.