Kalaripayattu

Kalarippayattu is an Indian martial art with origins in Kerala and practised in that south Indian state and contiguous parts of neighbouring Tamil Nadu. It incorporates strikes, kicks, grappling, choreographed martial art sequences, and weaponry, as well as healing techniques.

Kalarippayattu underwent a period of decline when Nairs lost to the British after the introduction of firearms and especially after the full establishment of British colonial rule in the 19th century.

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Kajukenbo

Kajukenbo was founded in 1947 at Palamas Settlement on Oahu, Hawaii.

It developed out a group calling themselves the “Black Belt Society”, which consisted of black belts from various martial arts backgrounds who met to train and learn with each other. This was the beginning of an evolutionary, adaptive style designed to combine the most useful aspects of the arts.

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Kali Silat

Kali, meaning body in motion, is the Martial Art of the Philippines.

The Filipino art of Kali is a weapon based system which ultimately leads to the use of the empty hands. This art employs the use of the single stick, the double sticks, single dagger (knife), double daggers, stick and dagger combination, the staff, the single and double swords(s), empty hand striking and kicking, grappling, and nerve striking.

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Judo

Judo meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai bud?) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century.

The founder Professor Jigoro Kano (see Culture/Legends) opened the Kodokan Dojo in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1882 and started to train students in Nippon-Den-Kodokan-Judo.

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Jujutsu

Jujutsu, literally meaning the "art of softness", or "way of yielding" is a collective name for Japanese martial arts styles including unarmed and armed techniques. Jujutsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent without weapons. Due to the ineffectiveness of striking against an armored opponent, the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.

There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locking, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools taught the use of weapons.

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