No, it doesn't have some asian roots and a correspondingly exotic sounding name like karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, hoo flung dung or whatever. But the study of the use of the handgun, shotgun and rifle in defense is THE modern martial art IMHO. I am tired of getting sneers from people who practice unarmed combat when I tell them i practice as heavily armed as possible combat. My martial art is not as pretty and steeped in history as theirs....but it fits the real world. The samurai carried at least two and sometimes three bladed weapons..there may be a lesson there.