Very helpful thank you! I looked voer these two sites this morning and found that the majority of Unarmed Fighting Styles mentioned are verious forms of Boxing and Wrestling, though in 1830 the French developed a form of Kickboxing called Savate, which is the closest thing to an actual martial art outside of Boxing and Wrestling.
So the fighting styles that will be included are:
Trained Fighitng: Boxing, Ju Jitsu, Karate, Savate, Wrestling
Fighting Mastery: Aikijutsu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Choy Lee Fut, Tai Chi Chuan, and Kalarippayattu
I've included some history blurbs with them in their descriptions and had to go back and pick new ones because I threw the old styles up quickly and neglected to look and see when they were formed as a style. Now that is corrected. I added Kalarippa since it's a style originating in India and is now thought to be the oldest of all the true Martial Arts. One thing about the Fighting Masteries though, in order to take one there must be a justifiable reason for a character to have them (in their BG) and they could very well have pre-requisites such as Athletics, Faith, Theologym Steel Will, etc.. before they can be taken to show how these styles are not just a hobby or sport but a lifestyle that the students muse live in order to know them. They will also require someone to teach you any further levels in them. The same requirement as Lore, this teaching can come from a PC or through a NPC as part of an approved SL.
[blockquote]Another interesting piece of information was that of European martial arts. German, English, etc. Such martial arts dated as far back 14th century. A majority of old manuscripts found deal with swordmanship. But there are also manuscripts that describe grappling, hand to hand combat, weilding of a knife, etc. These two sites I found that describe European martial arts. Do not be disappointed since it is very different from Asian martial arts, however there are similarities in many respects. [/blockquote]
http://www.thearma.org or http://www.aemma.org
[blockquote]Also, I wanted to add that many well to do schools such as Eton had a Master of Arms. Someone who taught the students how to weild different styles of weaponry as well as hand to hand. There were even schools dedicated to the very art of weopnry and such. Fencing schools being a prime example. I hope these tidbits helped some in assisting in maybe creating new fighting style names or whatever comes to mind for you all. [/blockquote]