Here are some fun and interesting facts and data about martial arts.
Did you know that...
- The U.S. is home to more than 30,000 martial arts training centers and 13,000 of them are based in the golden state of California.
- In the U.S. there are 21.7 million adults who have practiced some form of martial art in their lifetime.
- It's been estimated that 85% of American martial artists are under the age of 13.
- America plays host to more than 600 martial arts tournaments each year.
- According to demographic analysis of martial arts participants and students, the majority are highly educated and quite affluent.
- Chuck Norris, an actor and six-time undefeated World Professional Middle Weight Karate Champion (not to mention Tang Soo Do stylist), has a large base of fans and followers that have built an amusing website with funny anecdotes about Chuck Norris. The Chuck Norris Facts site is more popular than Chuck's official website and it has even been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.