Careers after class 12: Martial Arts

Industry: Martial Arts

What is Martial Arts?

Martial arts refer to various codified combat systems and traditions practiced for a variety of reasons including self-defense, military and law enforcement, competition, entertainment, physical/mental/spiritual development and the preservation of a nation’s cultural heritage. Martial arts are mainly of East-Asian origin and can be divided into armed and unarmed arts. Armed martial arts include archery, spearmanship and swordsmanship, while unarmed arts comprise such hand-to-hand combat techniques such as kung-fu, judo and karate.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities include practising and teaching new combat techniques
  • Learning and teaching the historical and theoretical underpinnings of martial arts techniques
  • Earn/award belts according to level of skill
  • Organizing, leading or participating in martial arts events such as bootcamps, workshops, gashukus and tournaments

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Science/Commerce/Humanities)

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.B.A in International Martial Arts
  • Bachelor of Martial Arts (B.M.A.)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) with Marital Arts specialization
  • Certificate in Martial Art (C.M.A.)
  • Diploma in Martial Art (D.M.A.)

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Martial Arts

Top Institutes for Martial Arts courses

1. International Martial Arts & Research Institute, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.9/5

Bachelor Courses- B.B.A. in International Martial Arts

Tenure- 3 years


2. National Martial Arts Academy India, Noida

Value for Money- 3.8/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma In Martial Art

Tenure- 6 months


3. Guru Kashi University, Bathinda (Punjab)

Value for Money- 2.7/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma In Sikh Martial Art 

Tenure- 2 years


4. Sri Guru Granth Sahib University, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab)

Value for Money- 2/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma In Gatka Sikh Martial Art

Tenure- 1 year


Career Progression

Career Progression Martial Arts


Pay Martial Arts

Expert View

Barbara King“The martial arts are a safe channel for aggression and frustration, to train you mind with your body, and to enhance your skill and mental acuity in every other sport and physical activity. You can practice it for the rest of your life. You also won’t be afraid of the dark or anyone in business meetings, big cities, and foreign countries.”

— Barbara King,
American author, educator and public speaker

Daniele Bolelli“Rather than being confined to a separate dimension, martial arts should be an extension of our way of living, of our philosophies, of the way we educate our children, of the job we devote so much of our time to, of the relationships we cultivate, and of the choices we make every day.”

— Daniele Bolelli,
Italian writer martial artist, university professor and author

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