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date: 17 October 2019

Martial Arts, Traditional Japanese 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Deborah KLENS-BIGMANDeborah KLENS-BIGMAN

Three traditional Japanese weapon arts—kyudo (archery), naginatado (halberd wielding), and iaido (swordsmanship)—began as battlefield and personal fighting techniques. While they all exist to a certain extent as sports, non-sport practices may still be found. Non-Japanese students are also now able to study in many places throughout the world. Men and women practice modern versions of these art forms, both in competition and to achieve a sense of meditative mindfulness. ...

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