This martial arts timeline is designed to help describe the history of the martial arts in a linear fashion. Many of the articles for particular styles have discussions of their history. This article is designed to help visualize the development of these arts, to help better understand the progression of the separate styles and illustrate where they interrelate.
The history of martial arts is challenging to document precisely, because of the lack of historical records, secretive nature of the teacher-student relationships and political circumstances during much of its history. It is likely that many techniques were learned, forgotten, and re-learned during human history.
Read more about Martial Arts Timeline: Bronze Age (2000 To 1000 BC), Iron Age and Antiquity (1000 BC To AD 500), Middle Ages (500 To 1500), Early Modern Period (1500 To 1800), 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century
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