The most popular martial arts in Australia varies depending on the region and the source of information, but according to several studies and surveys, it appears that karate is one of the most popular martial arts in Australia.
A study conducted by Roy Morgan Research in 2019 found that karate was the second most popular martial art in Australia, after taekwondo. According to the study, around 113,000 Australians aged 14 or older had practiced karate in the past 12 months.
Another survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2013 found that karate was the most commonly practiced martial art in Australia, with over 20,000 people participating in the sport.
In addition to karate, other popular martial arts in Australia include
- Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and
- mixed martial arts (MMA)
MMA has gained popularity in recent years due to the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and other similar organizations.
Overall, martial arts are a popular form of physical activity and self-defense in Australia, with many Australians of all ages and backgrounds participating in various disciplines.