- Feb 23, 2014
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I would suggest it’s a ‘combat sport’. The word ‘martial’ pertains to war and implies the art under this definition was used in potentially lethal warfare, battles, skirmishes. You can probably see this means most of the ‘martial arts’ we all practise are not, by this definition, true martial arts.
But do labels matter in this case? I don’t think so. MMA is thrilling to watch and in which to participate.
Which it is if you look at any modern army combatives.