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Journey of World Martial Arts, Depicting Peace and Harmony

UNESCO ICM Martial Arts Demonstration Team

  • Education Tutorials
  • Online Demonstrations
  • Special Demonstrations
  • Street Performances

Martial Arts

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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(2019).
  • 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.
  • 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.
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