Martial arts are a major component of Rio Olympics 2016. Apart from the existing martial arts, Karate is getting added in Japan Olympics 2020. Hence, as a tribute to the land of martial arts, this is an article where we look at the traditional martial arts of Japan and the life lessons they teach us.
Japan is a country with a fascinating culture dating back thousands of years. Sport is a significant part of Japanese culture. Most of the school children join various sport academies. Apart from providing a career option, sport instills certain characteristics such as camaraderie, patience, rule-abiding nature, hard work and dedication that are very much essential in life. Here, we analyse a specific section of sport that is closest to Japanese hearts, the martial arts that were born in Japan and the different life lessons that they impart.