What is martial arts?
Martial arts is a Japanese word that means “the art of war”. It includes various styles and systems of combat, including unarmed fighting techniques and weapons training, such as swordsmanship. In some cases, martial arts are used in the military to train soldiers. The world’s best-known martial art is Judo, which was developed by Jigoro Kano in the late 19th century.
Empty Hand – Bujutsu
In Japanese, bujutsu means “warrior science” or “martial art”, with bujutsu translating as empty hand or weaponless fighting technique. Traditionally, bujutsu refers to all types of physical combat skills used in battle, from armed warfare to unarmed fighting techniques. Today, however, the word bujutsu usually refers to unarmed martial arts.
The History of Empty Hand Martial Arts
Bujutsu has been around since ancient times and was used as a military discipline by soldiers throughout Japan’s history. The earliest evidence of bujutsu dates back to 300 BC when it was used during the Nara period (710-794). By the Heian period (794-1185), warriors were required.
Last modified: September 11, 2022