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Judo

Judo, which means “the gentle way”, refers to a contemporary Japanese combat sport and martial art, which originated in 19th century Japan. Its most important feature would be its element of competition, where the objectives are to throw an opponent down, immobilize him, subdue him with grappling maneuvers, or force him into submission through elbow joint locks or chokes. Thrusts and strikes with the feet and hands, along with weapon defenses, are part of judo, as long as they are in forms that are pre-arranged. However, they are prohibited from free practice and judo competitions. ...
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Capoeira

Capoeira refers to an energetic, dance-like and oftentimes acrobatic Brazilian martial art, game, and fight-dance that was created by African slaves in the 17th century. Capoeira is based mostly around kicking since slave’s hands were usually manacled. Its participants would form a circle called a ‘roda’ and take their turns singing, playing instruments, and sparring as a couple in the middle of this circle. ...
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Iaido

Iaidō can roughly be translated to “the ways of immediate reaction and mental presence”. It refers to a Japanese martial art that is associated with controlled and smooth movements of drawing swords from scabbards, cutting or striking down opponents, getting rid of blood from blades, and replacing swords into their scabbards. The training of iaidō involves solo and partner forms, each of which focus on etiquette when it comes to handling swords respectfully. ...
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Karate

Karate, also known as karatedo, refers to a martial art that stems from indigenous methods of fighting from Chinese kempo, the Ryukyu Islands, and traditional Japanese martial arts. Mainly known as an art of striking that features kicking, punching, elbow and knee strikes, as well as open-handed tactics, karate also makes use of locks, grappling, traps and restraints, joint manipulations, throws, and point striking. Karate practitioners are known as karateka. ...
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