Sumo is a traditional wrestling sport, where two wrestlers try to force their opponent out of the circular ring, or have them touch the ground with a body part other than their feet. Six grand tournaments are held each year in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Amnet offers experiences to watch sumo tournaments and practices!
Judo is a martial art created by a man named Kano Jigoro in 1882. It is now a world-wide well known sport, and has been a Olympic sport since 1964. The main purpose is to throw or take down the opponent without using much force.
Kendo is a martial art using bamboo swords and protective armor, formed originally with a purpose of training swordsmen in the early 1700s.
Karate is a developed form of Ryukyu (Okinawa) martial arts, influenced by Chinese martial arts. It is a form of art involving punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes. Servicemen who were stationed at the U.S. army base located in Okinawa showed interest, which led to the popular karate movies in the 1960-70s.
Aikido is a form of self defense, but is done in a way so that you do not injure your opponent. It was created by a man named Morihei Ueshiba, during the late 1920s. He envisioned Aikido to be an expression of universal peace and reconciliation.
Kyudo is a form of Japanese archery, which was a very important weapon during the battles and wars until 1543, when the Portugese brought firearms into the country. Today, kyudo is also practiced as a form of meditation, as a way of training the spirit.
Baseball has been a very popular sport for many years since 1872, after Horace Wilson (an American professor) introduced the sport to the school where he taught. There are two leagues: the Central league and Pacific league. If you're interested in seeing baseball game in Japan, contact us Amnet can help you set it up!