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2021 Demonstrating Arts

  • 1. Taekkyeon

    Taekkyeon

    - Traditional Korean martial art that makes use of fluid, rhythmic dance like movements.
    - Consisted of gentle and circular movements rather than straight and rigid.
    - First martial art to be inscribed on UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage(2011).

  • 2. Taekwondo

    Taekwondo

    - Korea’s national combat martial art, well known as an Olympic sport.
    - Techniques are made of bare hands and bare feet, consists of diverse foot techniques.

  • 3. Wushu

    Wushu

    - A modern form of China’s traditional martial arts Kungfu, which was developed with the aim to help monks be physically healthy.
    - May refer to all kinds of Chinese Martial Arts that have been developed and transmitted in central china, and shows the artistic beauty of martial arts.

  • 4. Silat

    Silat

    - Combatitive art of self-defense, and consist of techniques using the whole body.
    - Popular in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.
    - Inscribed on the UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2019.

  • 5. Arnis

    Arnis

    - Philippine’s traditional martial arts, also called ‘Kali,’ or ‘Eskrima.’
    - Consists of weapon (sticks, knives, etc.) based techniques with sticks, and open hand fighting without weapons.

  • 6. Capoeira

    Capoeira

    - Brazil’s traditional martial arts that includes playing instruments and singing.
    - Consists of artistic and dynamic movements using turns, and fast kicks.
    - Inscribed as UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014.

2020 Demonstrating Arts

  • 1. Taekkyeon

    Taekkyeon

    - Traditional Korean martial art that makes use of fluid, rhythmic dance like movements.
    - Consisted of gentle and circular movements rather than straight and rigid.
    - First martial art to be inscribed on UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011.

  • 2. 태권

    Taekwondo

    - Korea’s national combat martial art, well known as an Olympic sport.
    - Techniques are made of bare hands and bare feet, consists of diverse foot techniques.

  • 3. Wushu

    Wushu

    - A modern form of China’s traditional martial arts Kungfu, which was developed with the aim to help monks be physically healthy.
    - May refer to all kinds of Chinese Martial Arts that have been developed and transmitted in central china.

  • 4. Silat

    Silat

    - Combatitive art of self-defense, and consist of techniques using the whole body.
    - Popular in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.
    - Inscribed on the UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2019.

  • 5. Arnis

    Arnis

    - Philippine’s traditional martial arts, also called ‘Kali,’ or ‘Eskrima.’
    - Consists of weapon (sticks, knives, etc.) based techniques with sticks, and open hand fighting without weapons.

  • 6. Muaythai

    Muaythai

    - Thailand’s traditional martial art with a 1,000 years of history, also called ‘Thai Boxing.’
    - Utilizes destructive parts of the body like elbows, knees, and shins.

2019 Demonstrating Arts

  • 1. Taekkyeon

    Taekkyeon

    - Traditional Korean martial arts which consists of a unique step called ‘Poom balb gi’ and soft, delicate motions.
    - Inscribed as UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011.

  • 2. 태권

    Taekwondo

    - National martial arts of the Republic of Korea.
    - Uses bare hands and feet techniques to attack.
    - Diverse kicking techniques which differentiates Taekwondo with other martial arts.
    - Transmitted all over the world in early 1970s, and was chosen as an official sport for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

  • 3. Wushu

    Wushu

    - A modern form of China’s traditional martial arts Kungfu, which was developed with the aim to help monks be physically healthy.
    - May refer to all kinds of Chinese Martial Arts that have been developed and transmitted in central china.

  • 4. Bokato

    Bokato

    - Cambodian martial arts that include hand to hand combat, ground techniques, and weapons.
    - It is said the Bokato was first systemized during Kmer Kingdom. Many techniques are based on motions of animals.
    - Practitioners are trained to use almost all parts of the body, shoulders, buttocks, chins, and fingers to make the opponent surrender.

  • 5. Silat

    Silat

    - Means to defend artistically and consists of motions similar to those of the animals.
    - Practiced a lot in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Southern Thailand, Western Philippines, South-East Asia countries, etc.
    - Inscribed as UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2019.

  • 6. Arnis

    Arnis

    - Philippine’s traditional martial arts, also called ‘Kali,’ or ‘Eskrima.’
    - Consists of weapon (sticks, knives, etc.) based techniques with sticks, and open hand fighting without weapons.

  • 7. Capoeira

    Capoeira

    - Brazil’s traditional martial arts that includes playing instruments and singing.
    - Consists of artistic and dynamic movements using turns, and fast kicks.
    - Inscribed as UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014.

  • 8. 24BanMuye

    24BanMuye

    - 24 types of Martial arts mastered by the army during the Josun dynasty, King Jongjo period.
    - Transmitted through Mu Ye Do Bo Tong Ji, a comprehensive illustrated manual of martial arts made during the period.
    - Consists of various movements and weapons which allow a diversity within the martial arts.

  • 9. Yongmudo

    Yongmudo

    - A comprehensive martial arts created by the Yongin University, Martial Arts College.
    - Combines boxing and wrestling techniques and strong aspects from Taekwondo, Hapkido, Judo, Ssireum, and Kendo.