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Nanbudo is a relatively recent martial art of Japanese origin. It was founded by Yoshinao Nanbu in 1978. It has its roots in many Japanese systems such as Aikido, Karate and Judo.
Nanbudo is a system with its roots in Japanese Karate. Although it has many similarities with this system, it is considered as an independent system. It is a martial art, and as such teaches the traditional Japanese ways of combat. However, as a system, Nanbudo includes much more than just fighting techniques. The system is intended as a holistic method of self defence and training, and combines kido ho and budō ho, the techniques for health and the techniques of combat. It is based upon four concepts: breathing, energy manipulation, gymnastics and spirit/mental strength.
The techniques are a combination of traditional techniques from Japanese martial arts and Master Nanbu’s own philosophy. They are based on movements and patterns in nature, and are intended to work as a system to strengthen the body, as well as prevent many modern-day illnesses. The defence techniques in Nanbudō include punches, strikes, kicks, throws, locks, joint and pressure point techniques, and grappling techniques. The majority of techniques are unarmed, but the system also uses the weapons bo (six foot staff) and bokken (sword).