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A martial art is any skill that can be applied in warfare. The word martial means military.  Thus, a martial art is a military art. The martial arts are popular in many parts of the world today as a means of self-defense, law enforcement tactics, competitive sports, and exercises for physical fitness.

Jiu-jitsu
The term Jujitsu, translated as ju (gentle) and jitsu (technique), is an ancient Japanese martial art that incorporates yielding and using the opponent's energy to your advantage. This style includes joint locking or arresting techniques as well as forms of escape, throws, takedowns, and various defenses.

Judo
Judo comes to us from the fighting system of Japan. Founded in 1882 by Dr. Jigaro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art Jujitsu. Judo is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing choking techniques. Judo has emphasis on safety, and full physical activity for top conditioning.

Kobudo
Kobudo is an art that utilizes weaponry for competition and self defense purposes. Like all of martial arts Kobudo requires a great deal of concentration and patience.

Karate
Karate is a system of fighting using the hands, knees, and elbows as weapons. Karate was developed on the island of Okinawa from the 17th century and brought to Japan in the early 20th century. Karate is a high risk, high yield martial art with an emphasis on maximizing the damage caused by each strike by harnessing every possible once of physical and mental leverage to exceed the normal limitations of the practitioner.