This question (among others) led me to post this.
I want to start off by saying how dangerous it is to entertain false martial arts practices. Untrained folk can see these techniques and think they work, and might think about using them in real self defense situation, which could get them hurt or killed. For example I wouldn't want false information spread about how to breathe while scuba diving because someone could get hurt or die. The exact same reasons apply here.
That being said, are we open to allowing for discussion of martial arts techniques and practices that are purely for fun, like WWE wrestling moves, magic, Chi energy strikes, Death Touch moves, or Steven Seagal Aikido flips? If so, a very clear distinction needs to be made so that untrained users don't believe these techniques would work in a real self defense situation.
Some might say, "then pose an argument and evidence to prove the answer wrong!"
To which I would reply, the burden of proof lies with the claimant. You can't go around claiming absurd things, and then responding to criticism by saying "well prove me wrong then!"
Point being, a questions that implies a false practice is real, and dives into a question about it, should not be allowed.
To help this discussion along, we may need to answer a few example questions first:
- Is yoga a martial art?
- Is meditation a martial art?
- If the MA/technique implies that it works in real fighting, does it actually have to?
If the answer is yes to these, then the definition of martial art (and what can be discussed here) is so broad that we have to allow pretty much anything.
Edit: I'm going to leave this post body unedited, but after reading the answer from @Steve Weigand I believe it was so good that it makes up for the poor question.