In the understanding of Pahuyuth, the term martial art refers to the knowledge of conflict. It contains physical and psychological knowledge components and is not subject to any rules or restrictions.
The difference between martial arts and combat sports
Combat sport is a ritualized type of combat that involves consensual measuring the combative abilities of two or more opponents. The resulting limitations shape the technical scope of most combat sports.
The difference between martial arts and self-defense
Self-defense is a legally permissible “defense necessary to avert a current unlawful attack from itself or another.” (see Criminal Code of the Federal Republic of Germany, Section 32 – Self-Defence).
The difference between martial arts and show fighting
Show fighting is a staged combat style that serves the purpose of entertainment. The resulting limitations shape the technical scope of show fighting.