Martial Arts/Combat Sports should be included in the OLYMPICS
January 25, 2007 4:22am CST
What Martial Arts or Combat Sports should be included in the Olympics. Although Olympics already have Boxing, Wrestling, Karate, Judo, and Taekwondo (which was included in 2000 Sydney). Some MA/CS are included in the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games as well. They are Muay Thai, Wushu, Arnis, and Pencak Silat. Im hoping some of this would be included in the World's grandest sports of every 4 years. Wushu is included in the coming Beijing Olympics next but as a demonstration sports. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, American Kickboxing, and Arnis should also be consider.
27 Mar 07
One of the criteria for a sport to be included in the olympics is that majority of the participating countries would have an entry. Judo and taekwondo was included right away because both have a very solid association. Karate on the otherhand keeps on creating an association for almost each instructor (just exaggerating). they should inhibit solidarity by having only one governing body
• United States
15 Feb 07
No, I don't they should be allowed into the Olympics, I think it would soil the name of martial arts, which is already soiled enough by being called "martial" it's more of an art of self improvement and self defense, until governments got their hands on it and taught it to the military. and a country like the US would not respect the traditions of any martial art, they'd only respect the fighting and how many spectators it draws.