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Compare martial arts

This is a board comparison, to give you a feel for the arts. It is based on the founding dates and original principles as dictated by the founder/s.

To see sub styles and their details click on the main arts name.

Note: these details are researched, sought from text from each arts organisations members, many concise history books and online from head organisation websites. Facts are facts, remember these are broad comparisons.

THIS PAGE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION MORE INFO SOON.

 

MARTIAL ART Founding Date
(Documented age)
Grandmasters lineage Splits or break away Original principles Competitive Origin
Ninjutsu
(Togakure)
Our clans art:
formally mid 1180's.
But can be traced back to around
the 600's
Unbroken
34
Grandmasters
A few in modern times but most
 still have an association
with the current or previous Grandmaster
Reality, stealth, balance with
nature and natural movement principles, similar to Jujutsu.
Not at all! Iga Prefecture Japan
Ninjutsu Ninja clans
can be traced
back to around
2000 years
Many lines that have died out,
few truly original remain
hardly any, most clans retained their members as it was only taught to 'family' clan members. Reality, stealth, balance with
nature and natural movement principles, similar to Jujutsu.
Not at all! South central,
Koga / Iga Prefectures Japan
Nihon
Ju
jutsu
Samurai clans
can be traced
back over
1500 years
No 1 lineage.
Many unbroken lineages
many Many variations, weapons, striking, grappling etc.
Similar to Ninjutsu.
now days
mostly yes
Japan
Judo 1882 Kodokan lineage several Modern form of Japanese Ju Jitsu developed for sport. mostly yes Japan
Aikido 1917 -1930's 1 lineage several Modern form of Japanese Ju Jitsu. mostly no Japan
Karate
Originally known
as 'Te'
'Te' origin vague.
Demonstrated in Japan in for the 1st time in 1922
No 1 lineage countless 'One punch kill'
3 main systems -
Traditional,
Modern Sport &
Modern Contact.
mostly yes Ryu Kyu Islands Okinawan is
best known.
(Not Japan)
Tae kwon do Founded on 11th April 1955, based on old Korean, Japanese and Chinese arts. No 1 Lineage countless Power punches and kicks, sport orientated. yes Korea
Wing Tsun Kung Fu Mid 1700's No 1 Lineage several Center line system, initially 'upright' fixed stances then dynamic at advanced levels. Mostly No China
 Kung Fu Origin vague.
Many styles.
No 1 Lineage countless Animal and Various forms Mostly No China
American
Kempo
1960's No 1 Lineage countless Mix of Chinese, Korean and Japanese Karate mostly yes America
Brazilian Ju Jitsu 1940's No real lineage several Sport form of Japanese Ju Jitsu yes Brazil
Kick Boxing 1970's None countless Competitive Sport yes America

More styles and info coming as research is completed.


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