Japanese Martial Arts
Aikido - Aikido is a Japanese martial arts style focused on redirecting the attack away from you. Aikido concentrates on throwing, joint locks, traditional Japanese weapons, etc.
Aikijujitsu - Aikijujitsu is a sub-genre of Jujutsu. In contrast to Jujutsu, Aikijujitsu focuses more heavily on blending with the opponent, moving joint-locks, and other esoteric principles.
Bajutsu - Bajutsu is a Japanese martial arts focused on military equestrianism.
Bojutsu - Bojutsu is a martial arts style focused on the long staff, Bo.
Bujutsu - Bujutsu is the Japanese martial arts of the Samurai.
Daido Juku Kudo - Daido Juku Kudo is a Japanese martial arts that practices mixed martial arts techniques while wearing a traditional gi.
Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu - Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu is a traditional Japanese martial arts focused on unarmed combat, throws, strikes to vital areas, joint locks, etc.
Enshin Kaikan - Enshin Kaikan is a Japanese martial arts that utilizes the Sabaki method (which seeks to turn an attacker's power against him). This martial arts involves kicks, punches, sweeps, throws, etc.
Hanbojutsu - Hanbojutsu is a martial arts that utilizes the Hanbo (a 3 foot wooden staff).
Hojojutsu - Hojojutsu is a Japanese martial arts that uses ropes to restrain or disable an opponent.
Iaido - Iaido is a Japanese martial arts focused on the drawing of a sword (bokken, iaito or shinken) from its scabbard. This martial arts relies heavily on katas (forms) and does not utilize sparring.
Iaijutsu - Iaijutsu is the combat version of Iaido.
Itto-Ryu - - Itto-Ryu is a Japanese martial arts focused on the sword. There are many sub-styles of Itto-Ryu and this martial arts had significant influence on the development of modern Kendo.
Jojutsu - Jojutsu (or Jodo) is a Japanese martial arts focused on the short staff, Jo.
Judo - Judo is a Japanese martial arts style focused on grappling, joint locks and throws.
Jujutsu - Jujutsu is a Japanese martial arts style focused on joint locks, holds and throws. It tries to redirect or manipulate the force of an attack in order to defeat the attacker.
Jukendo - Jukendo is a Japanese martial arts focused on the bayonet. Juttejutsu - Juttejutsu is a Japanese martial arts that focuses on the martial arts weapon known as the Jutte (Jitte).
Karate - Karate is a Japanese martial arts style focused on kata, punches, hand/elbow strikes, knee strikes and kicks. Major Karate sub-styles include:
Ashihara, Budokan, Chito-Ryu, Enshin, Gensei-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, Go Kan Ryu, Gosoku-Ryu, Isshin-Ryu, KishimotoDi, Kyokushin, Matsubayashi-Ryu, Motobu-Ryu, Ryuei-Ryu, Seido Juku, Shindo Jinen-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, Shorei-Ryu, Shorin-Ryu, Shorinji-Ryu Kenkokan, Shotokan, Shudokan, Tenshinkan, Toon-Ryu. Uechi-Ryu, Wado-Ryu, Yoshukai, etc.
Keijojutsu - Keijojutsu is a Japanese martial arts focused on police stick fighting (batons).
Kendo - Kendo is a Japanese martial arts style focused on sword fighting (i.e. Bokken and Katana).
Kenjutsu - Kenjutsu is a Japanese martial arts style focused on sword techniques. In contrast to Kendo, Kenjutsu is less focused on sparring. Kobudo - A Japanese (Okinawan) martial arts focused on weapons training.
Weapons used include the bo staff, sai, tonfa and nunchaku. Kokondo - Kokondo is a style that combines techniques from Karate and Jujutsu.
Kyudo - Kyudo is a Japanese martial arts style focused on archery.
Naginatajutsu - Naginatajutsu is a Japanese martial arts style focused on the long pole weapon known as the Naginata.
Ninjutsu - Ninjutsu is a martial arts style developed from the techniques used by ninjas (Japanese spies and assassins).
Niten Ichi-Ryu - Niten Ichi-Ryu is a two sword martial arts style created by the famous Japanese samurai, Miyamoto Musashi. Shorinji Kempo - A Japanese martial arts that combines personal growth, health and spirituality with self-defense techniques such as punches, kicks, escapes, throws, etc.
Sojutsu is a Japanese martial arts that focuses on spear fighting. This martial arts is also known as Yari Jutsu.
Sumo - Sumo is a Japanese martial arts focused on wrestling.
Taido - Taido is a Japanese martial arts that combines elements of Karate with gymnastic maneuvers & dynamic movement.
Taiho Jutsu - Taiho Jutsu is a Japanese martial arts that was originally designed to help feudal police arrest armed criminals.
Tessenjutsu - Tessenjutsu is a Japanese martial arts based on the use of Tessen (war fans).
Yabusame - Yabusame is a Japanese martial arts focused on archery while mounted on horseback.