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Japanese traditional sports

 

Sumo 相撲
Competitive full-contact sport where a wrestler (rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō) 
or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet
Judo
柔道
Judo or Jūdō (meaning “gentle way”) is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Dr Kano Jigoro. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a choke.
Kendo

剣道
Kendo, meaning “Way of the Sword”, is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship, or kenjutsu. Kendo is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sport-like physical elements.
Horse Racing (keiba)
競馬
The federalgovernment, through an organization called the Japan Racing Association, operates all major horse racing in Japan.
Keirin (bicycle racing)
競輪
Keirin is a track cycling event in which racing cyclists sprint for victory, mass-start track cycling event in which 6-9[citation needed] sprinters compete at one time in a race with a paced start.
Ninjyutsu
忍術
Ninjutsu sometimes used interchangeably with the term ninpō (忍法) is the martial art, strategy, and tactics of unconventional warfare and guerrilla warfare as well as the art of espionage purportedly practiced by the shinobi(ninjya).

1月 28th, 2012 | 未分類 | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff