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 a health and fitness enthusiast, martial artist, hobby animator/arty person, educator, gamer, and the Founder of Beyond the Dojang. She transformed her life from being very unfit, unhealthy, and big back in 2007, to losing four stone in weight, built muscle mass, increased her flexibility, and achieved a black belt in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. Sabrina has learnt first-hand about the amazing benefits of adopting a fitness lifestyle. She's passionate to support others on their journey because with improved health and fitness, we all could make the most of what life has to offer. Get connected on Instagram and Facebook: @beyondthedojang

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