Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

In many discussions of martial arts, participants use different approaches to what to focus on. This fact is reflected in different training approaches, which the instructors use to teach their students. Some try to explain techniques; others try to develop certain abilities. Taking this into consideration, the following study tries to clarify and to simplify all those ideas with the aim of bringing them all together in one model. Based on a concept, which military strategist Edward Luttwak uses to clarify different levels of action, this model contains various ideas that can be built upon in future. Additionally, it contains an approach of aim-purposerelations in which all different ideas of martial arts can be brought together and therefore can form a perfect base for further discussions of different font formats.