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What is the difference between Judo, karate and martial arts? "Martial arts" is a name for practices that aim at perfecting fighting skills. Some people include things like boxing and judo, while others would say they are "martial sports" as they're practice focuses almost exclusively on techniques allowed by their competition rules, clearly ignoring ...


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You have a reputation of 1. This seams like a very noobie question. Martial arts is the category of all, um, martial arts. There are more martial arts than I could ever know. Karate and judo are both martial arts. I'll name a few as well: Karate, taekwondo, ju jujitsu, BJJ, Kung fu, aikido... Of course, there are many different types of specific ...


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A number of techniques have the explicit purpose of crashing the attacker's head into the ground. Done well, that is the only path available for attacker. This is not the kind of technique that I would ever want to receive twice without some kind of safety built-in. A number of things get done to make sure you can practice: Receiver lets go early so the ...


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Yes, ukemi is a baseline necessity for practicing techniques, and obviously necessary to practice throwing techniques, but there are many applications past this: Aikido ukemi practice is a crucial aspect in developing the 'soft/supple body' necessary for high-level practice/utilization. Not just how to fall safely, but how to conserve and efficiently ...


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In Aikido, the practice of ukemi, beyond the obvious fitness' reasons, has 2 reasons: allow the tori to perform techniques without restraint. Technically, the technique is as good as it unbalances uke. A good uke allows tori/shite to focus a bit more on the technique rather than the safety of his partner. The second reason is less obvious and more ...



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