What is a Martial Art? – Episode 93
Over the last few months, we’ve been honing in on a definition for “martial arts.” Well, on episode 93 we jump in headlong and see if we can flesh it out. This may go down as a controversial episode, but that’s okay. We take an academic, thoughtful approach and apply what we’ve learned from the many guests we’ve had on the show. In the end, what we have is good… but could it be better?
We talk about the differences between a martial art and a traditional martial art as well as why some combat disciplines fall into one definition but not the other. We look at the Wikipedia definition and discuss why it’s terrible, and how even the definition we initially went into the episode with falls short.