A Japanese martial art that focuses on using an enemy’s energy to gain control over them using natural movements, posture and breathing.

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Who was the first female judoka?

Who were the first female judo players? When did they train? Keiko Fukuda was promoted to fifth degree in 1953
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Falling leaf ukemi

What is the Japanese terminology for a falling leaf break fall? For those who do not know what it looks like. From standing, you would train it by putting both hands on the floor, kicking your legs ...
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How popular are the different styles of Aikido?

I've been reading about the different styles of Aikido on wikipedia and I was wondering how popular each style is? I know that in my country the vast majority of schools teach Aikikai style (I ...
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Why do we train martial arts? [closed]

I've been doing some serious thinking on WHY i am doing martial arts. Can't get it out of my mind and that's all i've been thinking about. This all happened after a trip to Japan and Australia with ...
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Aikido in a street fight? [duplicate]

I always thought of Aikido as a beautifully choreographed yoga/meditation rather than MA. Is it wrong to think that all this choreography fails in street fights or in MA? All the wrist manipulation ...
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What is a good martial art which solely focuses on legs?

I have been interested in Martial arts lately (I have no prior martial arts experience) and I figured out that I want to do Krava Maga as an alternative to Aikido as I have been told by a Krava Maga ...
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Looking for Yoshinkan Aikido Dojos in Osaka [closed]

I am living in Osaka right now and am interested in learning Yoshinkan Aikido. I could not find a dojo so I need your help.