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Jujutsu: Unarmed Japanese Martial Art

Jujutsu: Unarmed Japanese Martial Art

Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art. It literally means "the art of softness" or "the gentle technique". The word jujutsu is a versatile martial art that can be adapted to...

Jujutsu: Unarmed Japanese Martial Art

Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art. It literally means "the art of softness" or "the gentle technique". The word jujutsu is a versatile martial art that can be adapted to...

Kyudo: The Japanese Martial Art of Archery

Kyudo: The Japanese Martial Art of Archery

Kyudo is a traditional Japanese martial art of archery that has been practiced for centuries. It is the oldest of the martial arts still practiced today and is considered a spiritual...

Kyudo: The Japanese Martial Art of Archery

Kyudo is a traditional Japanese martial art of archery that has been practiced for centuries. It is the oldest of the martial arts still practiced today and is considered a spiritual...

Aikido

Aikido: The Japanese Martial Art of Peace

Aikido is the way of combining forces. It is a Japanese martial art that one could use to defend themselves from injuries and attacks. Its primary goal is to develop...

Aikido: The Japanese Martial Art of Peace

Aikido is the way of combining forces. It is a Japanese martial art that one could use to defend themselves from injuries and attacks. Its primary goal is to develop...

Yakyu

Baseball: The Most Popular Sport in Japan

Baseball (yakyu) is the most popular participatory/spectator sport in Japan.  Almost every Japanese person has played baseball at least once when they were a kid. The highest level of baseball in Japan is...

Baseball: The Most Popular Sport in Japan

Baseball (yakyu) is the most popular participatory/spectator sport in Japan.  Almost every Japanese person has played baseball at least once when they were a kid. The highest level of baseball in Japan is...

Sumo: Japanese Wrestling

Sumo: Japanese Wrestling

Sumo was initially a traditional Japanese Shinto ritual dance praying for harvest and prosperity. Nowadays, it is competitive full-contact wrestling in which two wrestlers compete against each other with their big bodies. With its...

Sumo: Japanese Wrestling

Sumo was initially a traditional Japanese Shinto ritual dance praying for harvest and prosperity. Nowadays, it is competitive full-contact wrestling in which two wrestlers compete against each other with their big bodies. With its...

Kendo: The Japanese Martial Art of Swordsmanship

Kendo: The Japanese Martial Art of Swordsmanship

Name a sport in which two contenders will wear full-body armor and a grilled mask and attack each other with a sword. It sounds like fencing, doesn't it? Actually, the...

Kendo: The Japanese Martial Art of Swordsmanship

Name a sport in which two contenders will wear full-body armor and a grilled mask and attack each other with a sword. It sounds like fencing, doesn't it? Actually, the...