What is Freestyle?
Freestyle martial arts is often considered to be a mixture of various different styles of martial arts.
Freestyle martial arts is often considered to be a mixture of various different styles of martial arts, including but not limited to kickboxing, karate, taekwondo, and kung fu. Due to the mix of the martial arts involved there are often no strict ‘kata’ (forms) or any traditional substances to the art, with the more effective elements being taken to form one fusion style.
It is developed from a variety of different martial arts so that, in theory, a practitioner can be able to more effectively defend themselves in any situation that they may find themselves in.
It is performed by using all manner of different strikes, utilising hands, feet, knees and elbows as well as various joint locks, throws and weapon disarmaments. The actual content and martial arts styles that are involved will vary from club to club dependant on the instructors wishes, own teachings and general expertise gained through martial study.
Due to the fact that Freestyle martial arts is an amalgamation of different martial arts styles there is no governing body to oversee its teachings or grading process. It is therefore important to make sure that the club or instructor(s) are of relevance and have experience necessary to teach the martial arts.