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.
Budo Martial Arts List
- Aikido — a Japanese martial art which typically involve throws, joint locks, and pins, designed to redirect an attacker's energy and neutralize their attack.
- Karate — a martial art developed in Japan that uses punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes, and some open-hand techniques.
- Judo — the objective is to throw or takedown the opposing player to the ground.
- Jujutsu — a Japanese martial art using close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent, with ony a short weapon or none at all.
- Kendo — a form of Japanese martial art that originated from kenjutsu, which includes fighting using bamboo swords.
- Kyūdō — the Japanese martial art of archery
- Naginatajutsu — a Japanese martial art of wielding the naginata, a weapon resembling the medieval European glaive.
- Ninjutsu — The traditional Japanese art of the Ninjas - incorporating stealth, camouflage and sabotage, now practiced as a martial art.
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