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Watching several reality TV shows about different type of Martial Arts I wondered how many and from where they came from. I am sure there are many more arts out there but this is a pretty long list of martial arts.

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List of martial arts by located by Region.
African martial arts

Egypt
* Egyptian stick fencing

Eritrea
* Testa

Nigeria
* Dambe Hausa Boxing)

South Africa
* Nguni stick fighting
* Rough and Tumble

Senegal
* Laamb Wrestling

Sudan
* Nuba fighting

Togo
* Evala wrestling

Canary Islands
* Canarian wrestling
Asian martial arts
East Asia
China

Chinese martial arts
* Bafaquan – Eight Methods
* Baguazhang Pa Kua Chang) – Eight Trigram Palm
* Bajiquan – Eight Extremes Fist
* Heihuquan – Black Tiger Fist
* Chaquan – Cha Fist
* Chow Gar -Southern Praying Mantis
* Choy Lay Fut
* Ditangquan – Ground-Prone Fist, Ground Tumbling Boxing
* Dragon Fist
* Eagle Claw
* Emeiquan O Mei Ch’uan)
* Fanziquan – Overturning Fist
* Five Ancestors
* Five Animals
* Fong Wei Do
* Fujian White Crane
* Fu Jow Pai – Tiger Claw System
* Gou Quan – Dog Fist
* Houquan – Monkey Fist
* Huaquan – Hua Fist
* Hung Fut – Hung and Buddha style kung fu
* Hung Gar
* Jow-Ga Kung Fu – Jow family style
* Lau Gar – Lau family style
* Leopard
* Liu Seong Kuntao also Liu Seong Gung Fu, Liu Seong Chuan Fa)
* Liuhe Bafa – Liu He Pa Fa, Lok Hup Ba Fa) Six Harmonies, Eight Methods
* Changquan – Northern Shaolin Long Fist
* Luohan Quan – Arhat Boxing)
* Mei Hua Quan – Plum Blossom Fist)
* Mian Quan – Cotton Boxing
* Mizongquan – Lost Track Fist
* Nanquan
* Northern Praying Mantis
* Pak Mei White Eyebrow)
* Paochui – Cannon Punch
* Piguaquan – Chop-Hitch Fist
* Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan
* Shaolin Quan
* Shuai Jiao
* Shequan – Snake Fist
* Southern Praying Mantis
* Tai Chi Chuan – T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Taijiquan – Supreme Ultimate taiji) Fist
* Tantui
* Tien Shan Pai
* Tongbeiquan – Through-the-Back Fist
* Wing Chun
* Wudangquan
* Wu Wei Gung Fu – “The Spontaneous Movement of the Gung Fu”.
* Xingyiquan Hsing-i Ch’uan) – Form Intention Fist
* Yau Kung Mun
* Yingzhaoquan – Eagle Claw Fist
* Yiquan

Modern styles:
* Do Pi Kung Fu
* Jing Quan Do
* San shou – San Da
* San soo
Japan
* Aikido
* Battojutsu
* Bojutsu
* Bujinkan
* Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu
* Dakentaijutsu
* Genbukan
* Goshin Jujitsu
* Hakko Ryu
* Iaido – Iaijutsu
* Japanese kickboxing
* Jinenkan
* Jodo
* Judo
* JujutsuJiujitsu, Jujitsu
* Japanese Karate Styles
* Ashihara kaikan
* Budokan
* Butokukan karate
* Gensei-ryu
* Genwakai
* Go Kan Ryu
* Enshin kaikan
* Seido juku
* Shotokan-ryu
* Shotokai
* Yoseikan-ryu
* Shindo jinen-ryu
* Shidokan
* Shito-ryu
* Shukokai
* Seishinkai
* Hayashi-ha karate
* Shudokan
* Shuri-ryu
* Wado Ryu
* Yoshukai
* Kendo
* Kenjutsu
* Kenpo
* Kenpo kai
* Kyudo
* Naginata-do
* Nakamura Ryu
* Nanbudo
* NinjutsuNinpo
* Nippon Kempo
* Puroresu
* Shindo Yoshin Ryu
* Shidokan
* Shinkendo
* Shintaido
* Shoot boxing
* Shoot wrestling
* Shooto
* Shorinji Kempo
* Sumo
* Taido
* Taiho-Jitsu
* Taijutsu
* Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu
* Toyama Ryu
* Yabusame
* Yagyu Shingan-ryu
* Yoseikan Budo

Okinawan Ryukyuan martial arts
* Naha-te
* Shuri-te
* Tomari-te
* Karate
* Chito-ryu
* Gohakukai-ryu
* Goju-ryu
* Isshin-ryu
* Ryu-te
* Ryuei-ryu
* Shohei-ryu
* Shorin-ryu
* Kobayashi
* Shidokan
* Shorinkan
* Matsubayashi
* Seibukan
* Shobayashi
* Shorinji-ryu
* Toon-ryu
* Uechi-ryu
* Okinawan kobudo
* Kyokushin kaikan
* Kenshin Ryu
* Matayoshi Kobudo
* Ryukyu Kobudo
* Yamanni ryu
* Tegumi
Korea

* Gwon-gyokdo
* Haidong Gumdo
* Han Mu Do
* Hankido
* Hankumdo
* Hapkido
* Hoi Jeon Moo Sool
* Hup Kwon Do
* Hwa Rang Do
* Kuk Sool Won
* Kumdo
* Kunmudo
* Kyuki Do
* Seon-Kwan-Moo
* Shippalgi
* Soo Bahk Do
* Subak
* Ssireum – Korean Wrestling
* Taekwondo
* Taekyon
* Tang Soo Do
* Tukong moosul
* WonHwaDo
* Yongmudo
Southeast Asia

Burma
* Bando
* Banshay
* Lethwei
* Naban

Cambodia
* Bokator
* Khmer Boxing
* Khmer Traditional Wrestling
* Pradal Serey

Philippines
* Arnis
* Buno
* Cinco Teros
* Dumog
* Eskrima Kali
* Espada y Daga
* Kali Sikaran
* Kombatan
* Modern Arnis
* Pananjakman
* Pangamut
* Sikaran
* Yawyan

Indonesia
* Kuntao
* Pencak Silat
* Silat
* Bakti Negara
* Sindo

Laos
* Ling Lom

Malaysia
* Tomoi
* Silat

Thailand
* Krabi Krabong
* Lerdrit
* Muay Boran
* Muay Thai

Vietnamese martial arts
* Cuong Nhu
* Tu-Thân
* Viet Vo Dao
* Qwan Ki Do – Quan Khi Dao
* Vovinam
* Vo Dao Vietnam
* Vo Binh Dinh
South Asia
* Kalaripayattu
* Adithada
* Bothati
* Gatka
* Inbuan Wrestling
* Kalarippayattu
* Kuttu Varisai
* Lathi
* Malla-yuddha
* Malyutham
* Mukna
* Niyuddha-kride
* Pehlwani
* Sarit Sarak
* Silambam
* Thang-Ta
* Varma Kalai
* Vajra Mushti

Sri Lanka
* Angampora
* Cheena di
Southwest Asia

Iran
* Wrestling in Iran
* Varzesh-e Pahlavani

Israel
* Kapap
* Krav Maga

Turkey
* Sayokan
* Yagli güres
Central Asia

Mongolia
* Mongolian wrestling

Uzbekistan
* Kurash

Tibet
* Boabom
European martial arts

General
* Amateur wrestling
* Archery
* Catch wrestling
* European dueling sword
* Fencing
* Historical fencing
* Jousting

United Kingdom
* Bare-knuckle boxing
* Quarterstaff fighting
* England
* Bartitsu
* Boxing – London Prize Ring rules and Marquess of Queensberry rules
* Cornish wrestling
* Defendu Close Quarters Combat System, Gutter Fighting, Fairbairn System
* Jieishudan
* Lancashire wrestling
* Scotland
* Dirk Dance – Scottish knife dance
* Scottish Backhold

Finland
* Hanmoodo

France
* Bâton français
* Gouren
* Kinomichi
* La canne
* Lutta corsa
* Savate

Georgia
* Khridoli

Germany
* German Ju-Jutsu
* German school of swordsmanship
* Kampfringen

Greece
* Pankration all power

Iceland
* Glima

Ireland
* Bata

Italy
* Caestus
* Greco-Roman wrestling
* Italian school of swordsmanship

Norway
* Stav

Poland
* Combat 56

Portugal
* Jogo do Pau

Russia
* Sambo – Sombo, Cambo, Combo
* Spetsnaz GRU hand-to-hand combat style Popov’s System
* Systema
* Kadochnikov’s Systema
* ROSS
* Ryabko’s Systema

Serbia
* Real Aikido
* Svebor

Spain
* Destreza
* Juego del Palo
* Keysi Fighting Method
* Zipota

Switzerland
* Schwingen
American martial arts

Bolivia
* Tinku

Brazil
* Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
* Capoeira Afro-Brazilian, Regional, Angolan
* Kombato
* Luta Livre
* Maculelê
* Vale tudo

Canada
* Defendo Combato, Underwood Systems
* Wendo

Mexico
* Lucha Libre

Peru
* Vacón

United States of America
* American Kenpo
* American kickboxing
* Bai Ying Pai
* Catch wrestling
* Chun Kuk Do
* Collegiate wrestling
* Danzan Ryu
* Hoshin Roshi Ryu
* Hurricane Combat Arts
* Inoue grappling
* Jailhouse rock a.k.a. 52 Hand Blocks, Jailhouse Shuffle)
* Jeet Kune Do – Way of the Intercepting Fist Jun Fan Gung Fu)
* Kajukenbo
* Kokondo
* Marine Corps LINE Combat System
* Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
* Model Mugging feminist self-defense, also known as “Impact”)
* Modern Army Combatives
* Red Warrior or Tushka-homa

Venezuela
* El Juego del Garrote
Caribbean

Haiti, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago
* Kalinda also Kalenda or Calinda)

Cuba
* Mani stick fighting

Jamaica
* Capoeira Angola

Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
* Kickboxing
Oceania

Australia
* Zen Do Kai

Hawaii
* Kapu Kuialua
* Limalama
* Kajukenbo
* Kempo Kenpo

New Zealand
* Mau rakau


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