Japanese martial arts refer to the variety of martial arts native to the country of Japan. The usage of term ”budō” to mean martial arts is a modern one, and historically the term meant a way of life encompassing […]
Judo (柔道) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opp […]
Aikido (合気道) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as ”the way of unifying (with) life energ […]
Japan developed a unique original culture, in its arts (ikebana, origami, ukiyo-e), crafts (dolls, lacquerware, pottery), performances (bunraku, dance, kabuki, noh, raku-go, kamishibai), and traditions (games, […]
Kendo (剣道), is a modern Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu). Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many othe […]
Jujutsu (柔術) is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon.The word jujutsu can be spelled as ju- […]
Settled by migrants from the Asian mainland back in the mists of prehistory, Japan has seen the rise and fall of emperors, rule by samurai warriors, isolation from the outside world, expansion over most of Asia, […]
Karate (空手) is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand tec […]
Jukendo is a modern (gendai) Japanese budo based on the use of the bayonet. It uses a mokuju (a wooden rifle with a rubber end) for practice. It is similar in practice to kendo and atarashi naginata, with the […]
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