Japanese martial art is regarded as unique as Chinese martial art. The martial art heritage and tradition of Japan is very rich. When we go into the details of the history of martial arts, we can see that there are several forms of martial arts that come from Japan. In ancient Japan, the warriors of Japan, or the samurai, used martial arts very often. The evidences of these systems can be found in its history. , but were allowed to use weapons due to their status in society.

The collective term, Japan Martial Arts refers to the Japanese systems and traditions of training for fighting and self-defense. Japanese martial arts are instrumental in developing maintaining fitness, combat skills, self-defense, character development, sport, self-cultivation, mental discipline, and building self-confidence. Japanese Martial arts comprises of a variety of Japanese native martial arts.

The basic principle of every Japanese martial art form is to beat a person physically in order to protect oneself from the physical hazard! These art forms also accompanied with a deep sense of spirituality. The distinctive style of each martial art form has some unique aspects which make them different from the other. Some of the common martial art forms of Japan include:

  • Judo
  • Aikido
  • Karate
  • Kendo
  • Kyudo
  • Laido
  • Jiujitsu

The various forms of Japanese martial arts are taught as part of the physical education program or as an extracurricular activity at many schools in Japan. These are also popular martial art systems across the world.