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Budo - Japanese Martial Arts

Meaning "martial way" or "way of war," budo refers to all styles of modern Japanese martial arts, such as sumo, jujutsu, judo, kendo, aikido and karate. Budo is no specific martial art, it applies to any and all styles of modern styles of Japanese martial arts. The key word here being modern - not traditional.

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There was a demonstration of budō at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. The budō demonstration included the sports of archery (kyūdō), wrestling (sumo) and fencing (kendo).

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