Budō: Japan’s Martial Arts

Japan boasts of a wealth of martial arts, including judo, kendo, karate, and aikido. They all allow practitioners to not only polish the skills needed vanquish an opponent but also attain personal growth. This series presents some of the martial arts in Japan that have won a global following.

The Global Allure of KarateKobinata Aina

Karate will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. At present, around 100 million people on five continents and 192 countries practice karate, making it truly a global sport. Karate developed out of a weaponless martial art, and today it remains a means of fostering self-reliance and mental strength.

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