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Aikido


Purpose:By using the opponent's power (through passiveness, and stuning by striking at a vital point) become able to control the opponent.
After that one can throw the opponent.
Hands/feet:Uses hands a lot.
Weapons: Hand, stick...
Forbidden:Punches and Kicks.
Others:Movement is important.
Aikido Link 1 (http://www.phys.chuo-u.ac.jp)
Aikido Link 2 (http://dolphin.upenn.edu)Penn Ki-Aikido Club


Tae Kwon Do

Purpose:It requires the use of hands and feet without weapons. The main goal of Tae Kwon Do is to achieve total mind and body control.
Hands/feet:Both hands and feet.
Weapons:None.
Forbidden:Throws and sweeps.
Others:From Korea.
MIT Tae Kwon Do Club
(http://www.jhu.edu)The Johns Hopkins University Tae Kwon Do Club
Tae Kwon Do Hyoun Resource
(On this web site)Paul's Tae Kwon Do Page

KARATE


Purpose:Originally meant for war but this varies from school to school tremendously.
Hands/feet:Both hands and feet.
Weapons:It depends on the school.
Forbidden: It depends on the school.
Others: It depends on the school.
Karate Link 1 (BROKEN) (http://cswww2.essex.ac.uk)
Karate Link 2 (http://www.middlebury.edu) Japan and Okinawan Karate


Judo


Purpose:To become perfect.In order to topple the opponent without using your own strength, use the opponents strengrth against him.
Hands/feet:Uses hands and feet and the whole body and uses throws.
Weapons:None.
Forbidden:There are many rules.
Others:A partner is necessary. It is a sport. Chokes and throws are important.
Judo Link 1 (http://ryp76.ryp.umu.se)Thomas Hansson's Homepage
Judo Link 2 (http://www.rain.org)Judo FAQ
Judo Link 3 (http://www.cc.uit.no)Judo-Related Info by Bjorn Stabell
Judo Link 4 (http://www.rain.org)What is Judo?


Kendo


Purpose:To become a better person.
Hands/feet:Holding a sword in the hand.
Weapons:Sword (usually wood)
Forbidden:I don't know.
Others:Its a sport
Kendo Link (http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp)Kendo, The Way of the Sword by Akihito Abe


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Ricos land of Martial Arts with Pictures (http://www.update.uu.se)


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Jay Swan's Martial Arts Page (http://www.middlebury.edu)

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