Bokator is an ancient Cambodian martial art, the name of which is literally translated to “pounding a lion”. Bokator has been responsible for numerous deaths due to the various strikes and weapons used in it.
This martial art was created by Bruce Lee as a response to the “flowery” techniques used in other technics. Bruce saw that these stylistic forms were aesthetically good, but he consider them practically usefulness.
Korean military practiced it for hundreds of years. This martial art is divided into three categories – thrust, strike, and slice. Unlike many of its Korean counterparts, its focus on practical fighting.
This martial art was created by slave ghettos of Brazil hundreds of years ago. Originally, it was meant to be a technique to help runaway slaves to defend themselves against attackers. However, it became outlawed due to its “dangerous nature.” As a result practitioners had to present this technics as a dance and in this form it lives on today.
It was developed by Justo Dieguez Serrano for self defense in violent street level encounters on the streets of Spain. It has gained wide popularity in recent years and was even used in the newer Batman films.