Aikido is a Japanese martial art performed by redirecting the force and motion of the attacker rather than opposing it head-on. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Today Aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis. However, they all share techniques learned from Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker.

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people fight using their fists. Boxing is an ideal sport for improving not only general fitness levels but also discipline, hand eye coordination and core strength. Boxing focuses on many different aspects of fitness including relative power, muscular endurance and stamina. Through training, boxing can greatly enhance agility and reaction time, which are both vital for boxing armory.

The training in Daito Rye Aikijujutsu starts with Shoden, where the student learns a variety of techniques, including ukemi (falling and rolling), taisabaki (body movement) and defence against grappling, punches, kicks and weapons. The techniques involved are small and fast and can be done from standing, sitting or lying positions. Breathing, reflexes, circles and timing are all used in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu instead of muscles. It is unnecessary to use physical power for incapacitating the attacker as his own force is turned against him.

Jujutsu translates as the "art of softness". It was evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as the ultimate self defence method for defeating an armed or armored opponent without weapons. This form of martial art utilises all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, disengagements, striking, and kicking).

Jujutsu emphasizes turning an attacker's own force against them. It focuses on certain grappling moves and strikes to vital areas as well as how to attack nerves and pressure points. The main goal in Jujutsu practice is to cultivate a person's mind and body. Many other Martial Arts are modern day descendants of Jujutsu.

K1 fighting involves defeating an opponent using the most elemental fighting techniques. The rules are deliberately simple and are designed for maximum excitement, encouraging the fighters to always go for a knockout win. The ‘K’ in K1 stands for karate, kickboxing, kung fu and other forms of stand-up martial arts.

The art of kickboxing includes both techniques of kicking and punching. It is often practiced as a form of self defence but is also beneficial at improving general fitness or as a full-contact sport. Kickboxing allows an individual to protect themselves by using high powered techniques without the use of weapons. The intensity of these techniques means that kickboxing is an extremely effective and popular martial art for the improvement of full body conditioning and core strength.

In a broad context we can consider self defence as a person's ability to resist different kinds of negative influence from an opponent. In a self defence situation one tends to be in close contact with an attacker therefore the main techniques involved include the fists, elbows and knees. Practicing self defence enables the understanding of how and where to strike your attacker to ensure effective defence. It also allows the development and improvement of co-ordination and balance through the involvement of various different aspects.

Urban combat combines many Martial Arts into an effective self defence combat system. This involves combat conducted in urban areas such as towns and cities. Urban combat is very different from combat in the open at both operational and tactical levels as aspects are complicated by a three-dimensional environment, limited fields of view and fire.
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