Video games and martial arts Hwoarang Tekken 7
Hwoarang (L) vs. Jin (R) in Practice Mode, Tekken 7.

As practitioners, there are many ways that we can delve into the world of martial arts outside the dojang. One of which is through video games! In this first instalment of a series, I’ll be playing as Hwoarang, a Taekwondo martial artist in Tekken 7, to explore how martial arts has inspired video games. It may also give us some ideas of techniques to use in sparring, and/or apply what we know from training when playing video games.

Do you have any thoughts you’d like to share? Let me know!

Video content created from Tekken 7, PS4 and own commentary. Gameplay footage and image used according to Fair Use.

Sabrina Mistry

As a qualified Personal Trainer and 2nd Dan traditional martial artist, Sabrina combines both to deliver workout programmes, martial arts instruction and fitness classes that are designed with the longer-term health of the body in mind. Get connected on Instagram and Facebook: @beyondthedojang

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