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

Sabrina Mistry is a certified Personal Trainer, a 2nd Dan martial artist, and a huge animation fan. She started her fitness journey back in 2007 where she was very unfit and overweight. Since then, she's lost 4st in weight by improving her fitness knowledge, trying out all sorts of exercises, and having tons of discipline. Having transformed her life, Sabrina launched Beyond the Dojang to educate and support fitness beginners, enthusiasts and martial artists so that they can optimise their body and get the most out of their training. Get connected on Instagram and Facebook: @beyondthedojang

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