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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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Jujutsu

Jujutsu literally means “science of softness” and refers to a Japanese martial art that consists mainly of grappling tactics. Jujutsu evolved from feudal Japan’s legendary Samurai from 2500 years ago as a method to dispatch armored and armed opponents within situations where using weapons proved to be completely forbidden or simply impractical. Because of the difficulties associated with dispatching armored opponents with striking tactics, the more efficient methods of neutralizing enemies came in the form of throws, pins, and joint locks. Such tactics were then developed around principles...
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Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu was initially developed to be a collection of important survivalist tactics in the warring states of feudal Japan. Ninja clans put their art to use to make sure that they would survive within a time of violence and political turmoil. This included methods of information collection, avoidance, misdirection tactics, and non-detection. Ninjutsu might also involve trainings within escape, disguise, archery, concealment, medicine, poisons, and explosives. Because of this, ninjutsu practitioners are sometimes viewed as hired assassins and associated with various other activities considered as...
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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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