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Style descriptions: Y

Some styles of martial arts that begin with the letter Y.

Yoseikan budo (Japan)

Yoseikan budo "the house in which is taught with courage and honesty the way of the warrior" was founded in the early 1930s by Hiroo Mochizuki (2007-2003), who was a high-ranking student of judo under Jigoro Kano. It has spread throughout Europe, Africa, and the United States.

Mochizuki realized that most basic techniques are based on a wavy movement beginning in the hip, which produces much more power than when movement is limited to only extremities. These basic elements are taught and applied to all yoseikan budo techniques.

Yoseikan budo consists of modified techniques of karate, judo, jujutsu, and aikido. Use of classical weapons, such as bokken, tanto, bo, nunchaku, etc. is taught as well as traditional and new patterns. Beginners usually study basic techniques for about a year and then more aikido techniques and the use of weapons are taught.

Yudo (Korea)

Korean judo, a copy of Japanese judo that has evolved into a Korean system.

Yul-sol (Korea)

Yu-sol is a soft Korean style that emphasizes non-resistance. Practitioners wait for the opponent to make the first move and then counter-attack. Although popular for many centuries, it is now rarely practiced.

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