sport of Japan facts Selected as the most interesting among martial arts related questions in Martial arts quiz Where is karate from?Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japanese) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.Created by: globalquiz.orgFar East facts » Which martial art is that?Aikido. A hakama is a pair of wide pleated black trousers used in aikido and kendo. In most schools, its use is reserved for practitioners with dan ranks or for instructors, while others allow all practitioners to wear a hakama regardless of rank.Created by: globalquiz.orgmartial arts facts » Which martial art is that?Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. There are no fights in iaido. It should not be confused with kendo, where bamboo sticks and protective clothing is used for fighting competitions.Created by: globalquiz.orgJapan facts » Which martial art involves the practices of defense against multiple attackers?Aikido. Freestyle (randori, literally "chaos") practice with multiple attackers is required for the higher level aikido ranks. The techniques should be chosen based on how they reposition the student relative to other attackers. For instance, an ura technique might be used to neutralise the current attacker while turning to face attackers approaching from behind.Created by: Sophie Lethermansport facts » In which popular martial art there are no scored sparrings?Aikido is basically self defense system. Its techniques require that one of the practicioners plays a role of uke (attacker), while the other is tori (defender). The lack of competetive format is often criticized as the weakness of aikido, leading to weak attacks of uke and lack of realism in training.Created by: globalquiz.orgsport facts » Which martial art is that?Kendo. As of September 2007, there were 1.48 million registered dan graded kendoka in Japan.Created by: globalquiz.orgsport facts » Play martial arts quiz and see all the questions.