10 most difficult martial arts riddlesMartial arts quiz
Where is karate from?
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.
What was the name of the sword used by the Ninja?
Ninja did not use swords.
The ninjatō or shinobigatana, are allegedly the preferred weapon that the Shinobi of feudal Japan carried. It is portrayed by modern ninjutsu practitioners as the weapon of the ninja, and is prominently featured in popular culture. Replicas of this sword have also been prominently on display at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu located in Iga
What does the Khmer word "bokator" mean?
pounding a lion
fight with a lion
fight like a lion
Bokator is a Khmer martial art that includes weapons techniques. One of the oldest existing fighting systems in Cambodia. It uses a diverse array of elbow and knee strikes, shin kicks, submissions and ground fighting. The term bokator translates as "pounding a lion" from the words bok meaning "to pound" and tor meaning "lion".
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.
Which martial art was the basis for Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts system and life philosophy founded by Bruce Lee?
Bruce Lee initially trained in Wing Chun, the traditional Chinese system developed during the Shaolin and Ming resistance to the Qing Dynasty. Later, Bruce Lee rejected well-defined martial art styles, favoring instead the use of techniques from various sources.
What does the word "judo" literally mean?
The word consists of two kanji, "ju" meaning "gentle" (the same is used in "ju-jitsu", meaning "gentle skill") and "do" meaning "way" (also used in "aikido", often translated as "the Way of harmonious spirit").
What is the active component of pepper spray?
Pepper spray (also known as capsicum spray) is a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and self-defence.
Which famous person was a genuine black belt in karate?
Presley was introduced to karate by The Army, during his service in Germany. He included some karate moves in his live performances.
What was banned in Japan between 1946 and 1952?
kendo and karate
Kendo, along with other martial arts, was banned in Japan in 1946 by the occupying powers. This was part of "the removal and exclusion from public life of militaristic and ultra nationalistic persons" in response to the wartime militarisation of martial arts instruction in Japan.