Japanese Martial Arts: Most well known is from Gendai Budo! – Part 3


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They say new is always better. Is it? Aside from Gendai budō is created after the Meiji Restoration in 1868, there is not much difference shown between Koryū and Gendai budō. As a matter of fact, the Japanese modern martial arts is pretty much developed from Koryū, although the uses of the martial arts are very different. You might notice that there are an increase of unarmed martial arts in Gendai budō. That’s because the aim of modern martial arts is a study of life principles, for example as a means to refine one’s approach to conflict or danger. To study the philosophy of defense rather than attacking, is easier being incorporate in unarmed martial arts.

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Japanese Martial Arts: 2 Schools and Understanding – Part 1


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What is martial arts? A way to fight people? Perhaps in the general idea, that would be the case. In Japan, martial arts takes a whole new level of perception. Not only they intend to create balance between mind and body, they also incorporate norms and value at each steps. Most fascinating, when you see how each practitioner at Japan respect each other and have their little ritual. Now I can blabber all I want, but that’s not how prologue should be write (Ha!). Instead, let’s take a look below!

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