No. 452490 [Reply]
When did you realize "Asian" martial arts were invented in Europe?
Alexander brought ancient Greek Pankration, Boxing and Wrestling over to India. They still have Vajra Mushti (Boxing with a spiky glove as a weapon, just like in Greece) and Kushti (Wrestling similar to the old Greek style) there, as well as. Pankration turned into Malla-yuddha, which includes grappling and striking.
From there, it was transferred to China, where the Chinese took the skiamachia (shadow boxing) and the cheironomia (kata) as well as the Greek war dances, and turned them into their only form of martial training - the now infamous forms. Wrestling and boxing was turned into Kung Fu.
Jiu Jutsu was invented Europe and transferred to Japan during the Sengoku period, immediately replacing Sumo (which in itself was the old Greek stand up wrestling, same rules) and and all indigenous fighting methods.
Muay Thai is old Savate and Lutte Parisienne that the Thais copied during French "occupation". Old Muay Thai before that looks like drunken monkeys playground fighting. Same for all the other South East Asian kickboxing styles.
Hell, Shaolin temple even had the literal Hercules as a guardian deity.