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World Japan is the birthplace of traditional martial arts

08:05  23 july  2021
08:05  23 july  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Japanese martial arts refer to the variety of martial arts native to the country of Japan . At least three Japanese terms are used interchangeably with the English phrase Japanese martial arts . The usage of term budō to mean martial arts is a modern one and historically the term meant a way of life

Several of the martial arts which became popular in medieval Japan were introduced from China where, according to tradition , they had begun as a way for Buddhist monks to ensure they were fit enough to sit in meditation for hours on end and as a method to aid their concentration. The second type of archery was the much more martially useful quick firing of bows, again aiming at targets while riding a horse. Archers also practised in mock battles and there were even some cases of real battles being settled by two mounted archers repeatedly charging at each other to settle who would be the

Japan is home to many traditional martial arts, which are summarized under the preamble «Budo» (to German about war road). These include Judo, Aikido, Kendo (Fencing), Kyudo (Archery) or Karate, which is for the first time at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Judo gehört zu den traditionellen japanischen Kampfkünsten. © Hiro Komae / AP / DPA Judo is one of the traditional Japanese martial arts.

As in many Japanese arts, the Budo is the sense of action that aims at the interior of the practitioner. The traditional "(DO) is omnipresent" (Thu) is omnipresent: there are sophisticated rules for the right form, for example a step or a handle whose accurate version is traditionally more important than the athletic performance. Martial arts like Judo have long since become globally popular sports thanks to television.

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Because 1) China and Japan were the birthplaces of their martial arts . 2) They push themselves hard enough. They believe nothing is impossible if you’re determined to accomplish it. Chinese martial arts are thus not chinese, rather they are developed from various smaller countries within the area which is now considered china. for example, northern chiense martial arts has more in common with korean clan style martial arts than it has with southern chinese martial arts .

In Okinawa, the birthplace of “Karate”, the occupying Japanese forbade weapons to the population, so unarmed (or improvised arms) combat was practiced for both resistance and self-defense. Or grappling someone when they don't have protection on their neck, spine, eyes, groin or even know if the person has a knife somewhere. All these are things taken into account by many traditional martial arts . The problem is they are there under a whole layer of cultural and political influence that may obscure it.

So Judo will also pay great attention to the Olympics in Tokyo. However, martial arts in his homeland caused negative headlines for allegations of violence. Japan's Judo world is known for military training methods. Over the past decades there were more than 100 deaths under Judoka at schools. According to Human Rights Organization Human Rights Watch, violations of Japanese children in sports, including Judo, are widely used in the country.

For the first time at Olympia, this is originally from Okinawa in the south of Japan Karate. After the Second World War, Okinawa homecoming US soldiers had taken their passion for martial arts and worn all over the world. When this was announced in 2016, that Karate will be there in the games in Tokyo, the President of the World Karate Association, Antonio Espinos reacted joyfully with the words: "This will be a fiesta for the entire karate world».

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