The link between Japan and martial arts is incontestable, so much so that for many people their initial exposure to Japan is through practicing or watching martial arts. Karate, judo, sumo and kendo are all common in the English lexicon, but are just four of the nine modern budō disciplines that fall under the umbrella of the Japanese Budo Association. Others include aikido, shōrinji kempō (a variation of Shaolin Kung Fu), kyūdō (archery) and naginata (glaive combat).

Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide, by Alexander Bennett.
144 pages