Martial arts Perth, like all other dojo promotes martial arts as a form of exercise, self defense, building friendship, increase self confidence. There are many forms of martial arts today that include karate, MMA (mixed martial arts), jiu-jitsu, aikido, taekwondo, whose main aim is self-defense along with all-round fitness, not only for the body, but the mind, as well. Amongst these all, karate is the most popular with everyone having the impression of using it to pull down the enemies within the first stroke. But in reality it is more, a question would surely puzzle you is the difference in the several forms of martial arts and which martial art form is best suited for you? It’s necessary to get niche of each of these arts, for getting answers to these questions.
Firstly we’ll start with karate that had been developed in Okinawa at Japan. Karate is termed as ‘hard art’ just like kung fu (Chinese Martial Arts Perth) and taekwondo. Karate focuses on striking techniques that include kicking, punching, elbow and knee strikes, karate-chops (open handed technique) some of the conventional karate styles include Shinto Ryu, Wado Ryu, Goju Ryu and Shotokan. Karate is a martial art known for knocking down the opponents in one punch itself. For facing continuous punches from the opponent or enemy and for gaining a physical fitness the people practice sit-ups and push ups.
Next form of martial art from Japan is jiu-jitsu, that is distinguished as a ‘soft art’ which deals with grappling i.e. throws and holds. This martial art is derived from the Samurai’s, Ninja’s who used to use this art form. Jiu-itsu is mostly empty handed where you can strike at your opponent or enemy by initially expecting for them to attack and then you answer in return by locking, breaking and throwing the attack back, thus, utilizing the opponent’s energy against himself. Jiu-jitsu mainly covers five areas: blocking, throws (pivot and non-pivot throw as body throw joint-lock throws), escaping and striking (kicking and punching). Some minor weapons are also used in Sengoku jujutsu as Tanto (knife), kabuto wari (helmet smasher), kakushi buki (secret weapons). Judo covers several styles of Jiu-jutsu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Developed by Morihei Uyeshiba around 1925, Aikido is a grappling art that requires less physical strength as the focus is more on the momentum of the attacker. Aikido is the martial art that is employed in a circular manner, where the defender moves out of line of attack without and blocking or attacking the opponent. Instead, uses the opponent’s momentum to overthrow. So it becomes very essential that you need to learn to sense the direction of the attacker. Thus, Aikido helps in finding peaceful solutions without indulging in violence as the basic aim of this art is to have basic self-defense rather than smashing down the enemies so its name was changed from Aikijutsu to Aikido.
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