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Exploring the Martial Arts: Wrestling

Exploring the Martial Arts: Wrestling

Despite what might first come to mind when an individual thinks of martial arts, there are other forms of hand-to-hand fighting that are also commonly practiced in this sport. Although it is not considered a traditional martial art, wrestling fits into the category of...

Exploring the Martial Arts: Karate

Exploring the Martial Arts: Karate

The origin of the term "karate" is from the Japanese word "kara," which means "empty," and "te," which means "hand." This form of martial arts is known for fighting without weapons.   Origins Although karate traces its origins back to ancient Asia, it is relatively...

Exploring the Martial Arts: Judo

Exploring the Martial Arts: Judo

In Japan, a form of martial art known as judo was created in 1882, and it has since become an Olympic sport. This discipline combines elements of mental discipline and close combat. The origins of jujutsu, which greatly influences judo, can be traced back to sumo....