Over the weekend of the London MCM Expo and as part of the JapanEX London area
The chance to experience various Japanese Martial Arts demonstrations.
Japanese martial arts refers to the enormous variety of martial arts native to Japan.
At least three Japanese terms are often used interchangeably with the English phrase "Japanese martial arts": "budō", literally meaning "martial way", "bujutsu" (武術?), which has no perfect translation but means something like science, art, or craft of war, and "bugei" (武芸?), literally meaning "martial art.
" The term "budō" is a modern one, and is normally intended to indicate the practice of martial arts as a way of life, and encompassing physical, spiritual, and moral dimensions with a focus of self-improvement, fulfillment, or personal growth.
The terms bujutsu and bugei have more discrete definitions, at least historically speaking. Bujutsu refers specifically to the practical application of martial tactics and techniques in actual combat.
Bugei refers to the adaptation or refinement of those tactics and techniques to facilitate systematic instruction and dissemination within a formal learning environment.