kendo

A Beginner’s Guide to the Japanese Martial Art of Kendo

Have you ever heard of kendo (剣道)? It’s a type of Japanese martial arts. A kendo player wears armor and fights with a bamboo stick called “shinai (竹刀).” By hitting your opponent in the right place with the shinai, you will gain a point. There are four parts of the body that you should aim…

Top 7 Must-Visit Spots in Japan for Martial Arts Masters in Training

Martial arts have been a part of Japanese and East Asian culture for a long time, and its popularity soared with actors such as Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee starring in Hollywood. The dedication, training, and the undeniable coolness made martial arts a well-known and well-loved endeavour. Most people have heard of karate and judo,…

Want to Lose Weight the Japanese Way? 4 Fun Ways to Get Fit in Japan

Japanese people are typically slimmer than any other nationalities around the world. Have you ever wondered why? It is primarily because both young and old have the tendency to cut the carbs in their diet. If you ever find yourself staying in Japan for quite a while, it would be best to stay fit the…

Overview of 4 of the greatest Japanese sports!

In a country such as Japan, sports have been holding an important place in the national culture. Japanese sports are also known worldwide and many foreigners wish to practice and to learn new techniques. Moreover, plenty of tourists come to see the local sports shows. If you’re interested in sports, then this article is for…

3 Things You Need To Know About Aikido

centre.nikkeiplace.org/ Aikido is one of the Japanese Martial Art forms which evolved in the 20th century and spread to the rest of the world after the Second World War. I advise you to attend at least one Aikido class while you are visiting Japan. Aikido is gaining popularity day by day due to its unique…