Japanese Art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture in wood and bronze, ink painting on silk and paper and more recently manga, cartoon, along with a myriad of other types of works of art. It also has a long history, ranging from the beginnings of human habitation in Japan, sometime in the 10th millennium BC, to the present.

Historically, Japan has been subject to sudden invasions of new and alien ideas followed by long periods of minimal contact with the outside world.

 

Karate-Do 

     “The Empty Hand Way”.  

An emphasis on hand to hand fighting in a standup form.  More punches than kicks.

 

Judo

 

“The Gentle Way”. Uses an opponents force against them. A Ground/Grappling style similar to wrestling and Jujitsu, but focusing more on throws.

 

Jujitsu

“The Gentle Arm”. uses an opponents force against them, originally created to compliment a Samurai’s sword fighting. Very similar to wrestling.

 

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