Understanding the 3 Main Types of Martial Arts in Japan

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Martial arts are becoming increasingly popular these days. Many people consider getting involved in martial arts because they don’t have any interest in sports. If this is the case, you can definitely learn how to do martial arts. You just need to get started on your research. Your best bet would be to begin with online research.

When it comes to researching about various types of martial arts, your best bet would be to do it online. There are a plethora of resources available to you. You can find out about various types of taekwondo including Korean taekwondo, Chinese Wing Chun, Japanese Karate, and Thai Boxing.

An Overview

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In addition to learning all about various martial arts, you might also like to learn more about weaponry. This includes guns, knives, swords, brass knuckles, mace, and more. As you read about various types of weapons, you will encounter a reference to “hakido,” which means the study of self-defense. “Karate” is another reference to self-defense, and there are actually several different types of karate such as Japanese, Western, and Russian styles.

Primary Japanese Martial Art Types

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There is one martial art form that many people are unaware of: in-line kicking. In-line kicking refers to a style of kickboxing that originates from the Philippines and Brazil. This type of kickboxing was developed by the late Helio Gracie, although he did not introduce it to the United States until his death. It shares some characteristics with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, such as the use of leg locks, but it differs in the way that the legs are held in place throughout the process. You may have seen a similar style, called MMA, also known as Mixed Martial Arts, where the fighters alternate the use of punches and kicks.

Another type of martial arts that is commonly utilized in Japan is Judo. Judo is an ancient martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years, because it includes striking techniques that are very effective. A common Judo technique is the “judoka”. A judoka is one who practices Judo without wearing any protective gear. They do this in an effort to perfect their footwork and to learn how to subdue opponents using the least amount of force possible.

The most common movements of judo include the Uchi-sai, or shoulder stand. A person will do a series of bridge and forward movements, while raising and lowering their shoulder. Another movement, known as the aura, is done by moving the arm to the side and away from the person’s body. A third common movement in judo, known as the mae geri, or outside in, is simply an extended arm, similar to the beckoning arm in Western martial arts.

Grappling is the final and perhaps most interesting, part of the Japanese martial arts. Grappling techniques are used to wrench an opponent out of a particular standing position. There are two main types of grappling: joint lock and ground stand. Joint lock is when two or more opponents are locked together and are trying to use their elbows, knees, or feet to pin an opponent to the ground. Ground stand is simply holding off an opponent until the other one can no longer maintain a grip on the ground.

In The End

Each of these types of martial arts has different types of advantages and disadvantages. Each type of fighting does have a level of danger involved. The striking techniques, or Brazilian jiu jitsu, for example, can be lethal if you don’t know what you’re doing. On the other hand, there are a number of different styles of fighting, from the wild throwing knives and brass knuckles style, all the way to the controlled and precise movements of judo. It just depends on which style is most comfortable for you.

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