Martial arts (무투 (武闘), "Mutu"), are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.
A Martial Artist is a warrior who fights by only using their body and attacking just with fists, kicks, and throws. They are all users of unarmed martial arts, unlike swordsmen who choose bladed weapons for combat and snipers who choose guns. Although this webtoon includes sword styles and snipers as martial artists.
In the God of High School Universe there are a wide variety of martial arts all based on real life martial arts practices and styles.
Long ago, humans, monsters, and gods lived on the ancient Earth. The monsters sought to rule over the humans, whom were far weaker than they, and had not yet developed technology on a level to hurt them (humans were living in what would be considered the Stone Age). Mankind was divided and scattered, living in isolated clans, each trying to fend for themselves. Eventually, a chieftess of a human clan named Ungnyeo appealed to the distant gods to lend them their power.
The Gods agreed after much deliberation, and gave humans their power but the drawback was, every time a human used this power, they either got older or younger. There was as "prominent clan" who the gods gave their power to who saw that the cost of using the power not worth it, and sought to create their own power, thus martial arts were born.
Known Martial Arts
|Martial Arts||Type||Based on|
|Full Contact Karate||Physical||Full Contact Karate|
|Moon Light Sword Style||Weapon, Physical||Unknown|
|Northern ITF Taekwondo||Physical||Taekwondo|
|Nabong Needle Ryu||Weapon, Physical||Acupuncture|
|Hallyang Style Pumba||Weapon||Unknown|
|Whoahyorakgeyok||Physical||Monkey Kung Fu|
|Macedonian Sarissa||Weapon, Physical||Unknown|
|Tai Chi||Physical||Tai Chi|
|Lance De Combat||Weapon||Fencing|
|Kusanagi Style||Weapon, Physical||Unknown|
|Gang Daehyeop Original||Physical||Taekwondo, Boxing, Karate, Judo, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Pro-wrestling, etc.|