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Aikibudo is a martial art and self-defense system that resembles the fighting methods jujitsu and judo in its use of twisting and throwing techniques and in its aim of turning an attacker’s strength and momentum against themself.


In modern history usage, bujutsu translates as martial art, military science, or military strategy depending on context, and is typified by its practical application of technique to real-world or battlefield situations.


Jujutsu, also spelled jujutsu, also called yawara, form of martial art and method of fighting that makes use of few or no weapons and employs holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue an opponent.


Karate is a compound word consisting of two kanji characters: kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand; thus, karate means “empty hand.” Adding the suffix “-dō” (pronounced “doh”), meaning “the way/path,” karate-dō, implies karate as a total way of life that goes well beyond the self-defense applications.


Kenjutsu, which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan, is the methods, techniques, and the art of the Japanese sword.


Kobujutsu: old martial arts; it is related to old Ryu-Ha classic schools or styles of martial arts, which were founded and operated during the feudal era of Japan, mostly between the 15th to 19th centuries.


Shinobi-jutsu is the martial art strategy and tactics of unconventional warfare, guerrilla warfare and espionage purportedly practiced by the Shinobi (Ninja).