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For oldest, please refer to What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced? and What is the oldest martial art?. Also see What qualifies a school or business as a legitimate martial arts system? In general, there is no formal certification or approval process for martial arts. There may be rank systems within an art like karate or ...


According to Wikipedia, it was introduced to the UK by Edward William Barton-Wright in 1898.

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