Combat, or fighting, is purposeful violent conflict intended to establish dominance over the opposition. Violence is the exertion of force so as to injure or abuse The word is used broadly to describe the destructive action of natural phenomena like Storms and Earthquakes Conflict is a state of discord caused by the actual or perceived opposition of Needs values and interests
The term "combat" (French for fight) typically refers to armed conflict between military forces in warfare, whereas the more general term "fighting" can refer to any violent conflict, including boxing and wrestling matches, or street fighting. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A military is an Organization authorized by its Nation to use force usually including use of Weapons in defending its Country (or by attacking War is an international relations Dispute, characterized by organized Violence between National Military units Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two people in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of the opponent Combat violence can be unilateral, whereas fighting implies at least a defensive reaction. However, the terms are often used synonymously. This article deals with the general meaning of the term "synonym"
Combat may take place under a certain set of rules or be unregulated. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Examples of rules include the Geneva Conventions (covering the treatment of soldiers in war), medieval Chivalry, and the Marquess of Queensberry rules (covering boxing). The Geneva Conventions consist of four Treaties formulated in Geneva, Switzerland, that set the standards for International law for humanitarian Chivalric order Chivalry is a term related to the Medieval institution of Knighthood. The Marquess of Queensberry rules are a code of generally accepted rules in the sport of Boxing.
Combat in warfare involves two or more opposing military organizations, usually fighting for nations at war (although guerrilla warfare and suppression of insurgencies can fall outside this definition). War is an international relations Dispute, characterized by organized Violence between National Military units A military is an Organization authorized by its Nation to use force usually including use of Weapons in defending its Country (or by attacking Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes raids etc An insurgency is a violent internal uprising against a sovereign government that lacks the organization of a revolution Warfare falls under the laws of war, which govern its purposes and conduct, and protect the rights of soldiers and non-combatants. The law of war (also law of armed conflict, LOAC) is Law concerning acceptable practices relating to war A soldier is a general English term that refers to a member of a land component of National Armed forces. Non-combatant is a military and legal term describing Civilians not engaged in combat
Combat may be armed (using weapons) or unarmed (not using weapons). A weapon is a Tool used either in Hunting, or attack or defence in Combat for the purpose of subduing enemy personnel or to destroy enemy weapons A weapon is a Tool used either in Hunting, or attack or defence in Combat for the purpose of subduing enemy personnel or to destroy enemy weapons Hand-to-hand combat (mêlée) is combat at very close range, feeling the opponent with the body (striking, kicking, strangling, etc. Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H is a generic term for Close quarters fighting, particularly when the outcome is potentially fatal as in Melee Melee (from the French mêlée meˈleː generally refers to disorganized Close combat involving a group of fighters A strike is an attack with an inanimate object such as a Weapon, or with a part of the human body intended to cause an effect upon an opponent or to simply cause harm to In Martial arts, Combat sports or Violence, a kick is a strike using the Foot, leg, or Knee (also known as a knee ) and/or with a mêlée weapon (knives, swords, batons, etc. A melee weapon (from French "mixed" referring to groups of fighters interlocked in close combat is any Weapon that does not involve a projectile — that is A knife is a handheld sharp-edged instrument consisting of handle attached to a Blade used for cutting A club (also known as cudgel, baton, truncheon, night stick, and bludgeon) is among the simplest of all weapons ), as opposed to firing.
Hand-to-hand combat can be further divided into three sections depending on the distance and positioning of the combatants:Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H is a generic term for Close quarters fighting, particularly when the outcome is potentially fatal as in Melee Stand-up fighting (sometimes referred to simply as " stand-up " is Hand-to-hand combat which takes place while the combatants are in a standing position Clinch fighting (also referred to as clinch work) is the part of Stand-up fighting where the combatants are Grappling in a clinch, typically Ground fighting (in Martial arts sometimes referred to as " ground work " or " ground game " is hand-to-hand combat which takes