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On the subject of the Origins of indigenous fighting systems, the best researchers in that field to find out about their thoughts and facts are Kilindi Iyi, Abraham Hardy, Oso Tayari, Professor [Scott] Carroll, and Baba Faesegun.” — Jonathan Bynoe
Despite the claim to African athletic prowess (basketball, baseball, football, kwk), under Western culture African people have been almost entirely disassociated from traditions of self-defense. No sport aside from boxing has any warrior benefit; and boxing, though effective at offense, is deficient in defense and incomplete in offense (grappling and weaponry are excluded). While I would love to write an article on the Montu Arts (Montu being the deity of KMT for whom Mars was named) unlike Jonathan Bynoe I am not a full-fledged Montu Artist. Granted, I can win some fights, but it stands to reason that I will defer to other researchers of which Bynoe is qualified.
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Judo (meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.