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The history of Karate is shrouded in mystery. As far back as 1368, empty hand combat training was practised in Okinawa- China- India and it was not until 1915 that Karate as it is now known was brought to Japan from Okinawa. The person responsible for the introduction of Karate to Japan was Okinawan Master Gichin Funakoshi, an Educationalist with a strong desire to teach Karate as a means of character and spiritual development.
Aikido is a modern martial art (not a sport). It was founded by Morihei Ueshiba 1883-1969. Aikidos roots do go way back into the feudal period in Japan with the secret arts of the Samurai (Bushi). The branch of the fighting arts that was inherited by Ueshiba was that of the Aiki Ju-Jutsu of the Daito-Ryu. Aikido has techniques against all kinds of unarmed attacks, grips, strangles, and blows as just a few. There are also techniques against armed attacks, knife, stick and swords etc. There is tr
Founded by Jigoro Kano, in 1882, Judo translates as 'the gentle way.' The object of Judo is to throw your opponent flat on their back with impetus, or secure a hold down for 25 seconds. In addition, Seniors learn strangulation techniques and arm lock techniques which can also win a contest outright.