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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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Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do refers to a system of martial arts that was developed by the famous actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee. In the year 2004, the Foundation of Bruce Lee decided to make use of the name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do for it since Jun Fan was his given Chinese name. This therefore translates to “Bruce Lee’s Intercepting Fist”. ...
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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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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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Kendo

Kendo, in a nutshell, refers to Japanese-style fencing. Based on the traditional Japanese legacy of swordsmanship as old as Japan itself, Samurai made use of the sword to create and keep order for centuries. Such people followed unwritten codes known as Bushido, of which the core was integrity, bravery, and honesty. ...
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