To follow is my report on martial arts in Asia. This a very interesting subject, and
a very good report. It will describe martial arts and some types of martial arts. It will
also say where they originated from.
The term 'martial arts' is a general term used to describe general types of
fighting. Most martial arts practised today came from China, Japan, and Korea.
There are hundreds of types of martial arts, each divided into specific styles or systems.
Technically, martial arts fall into two categories: percussive, and non-percussive.
In percussive martial arts such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung-Fu, people
strike with their hands, feed, elbows, and head. This type of martial arts
is very aggressive.
On the other hand, in non-percussive martial arts, such as Judo, involve throwing,
locking, and neutralising the opponent. They are far less aggressive.
Kung-Fu is an interesting type of martial art, the origins of which are unknown.
Some historians believe it started as early as 1500 BC
There are two major types of Japanese martial arts. They are Bujitsu, and Budo.
The bujitsu martial art is a relatively new one. It emphasises combat and
willingness to face death as a matter of honour.
Budo, which was started during the late 1800's, focuses on developing moral and
aesthetic developments. Karate-do and Judo are forms of Budo.
People who learn budo learn it to use it only as a last resort.
Another martial art that developed in Japan is ninjitsu, which means 'the art of
stealing in!' People who practice ninjitsu are called ninjas. Ninjitsu was developed in
the late 1200's. At that time, ninjas were masters of all armed and
Although the emperors banned ninjitsu in the 1600's, it was still practised
secretly, to keep the value it...