10 most difficult martial arts riddles A list of ten (out of 17) martial arts related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Martial arts quiz Where is karate from?Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japanese) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.very hard 23% JapanJapan46%ChinaChina20%Ryukyu KingdomRyukyu Kingdom23%TaiwanTaiwan8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2460 answers in 4 languages »sport of Japan riddles » Where is Shaolin Monastery?At point 4. Shaolin Monastery is located in Henan, China's third most populous province and a birthplace of Chinese civilization.very hard 25% at point 1at point 118%at point 2at point 234%at point 3at point 321%at point 4at point 425%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2545 answers in 2 languages »tourism riddles » Which martial art is that?Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. There are no fights in iaido. It should not be confused with kendo, where bamboo sticks and protective clothing is used for fighting competitions.very hard 29% kendokendo39%iaidoiaido29%ju-jitsuju-jitsu12%ninjitsuninjitsu18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2314 answers in 2 languages »Far East riddles » Which martial art was the basis for Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts system and life philosophy founded by Bruce Lee?Wing chun. Bruce Lee initially trained in Wing Chun, the traditional Chinese system developed during the Shaolin and Ming resistance to the Qing Dynasty. Later, Bruce Lee rejected well-defined martial art styles, favoring instead the use of techniques from various sources.very hard 30% wing chunwing chun30%jiu-jitsujiu-jitsu15%karatekarate45%Muai ThaiMuai Thai7%Created by: Saori. Statistics based on 3566 answers in 2 languages »actors riddles » What does the word "judo" literally mean?"gentle way". The word consists of two kanji, "ju" meaning "gentle" (the same is used in "ju-jitsu", meaning "gentle skill") and "do" meaning "way" (also used in "aikido", often translated as "the Way of harmonious spirit").very hard 33% "body spirit""body spirit"21%"gentle way""gentle way"33%"armless fight""armless fight"28%"empty hand""empty hand"16%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 3241 answers in 4 languages »words riddles » Which famous person was a genuine black belt in karate?Elvis Presley. Presley was introduced to karate by The Army, during his service in Germany. He included some karate moves in his live performances.hard 40% John LennonJohn Lennon16%Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix22%Elvis PresleyElvis Presley40%Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6204 answers in 4 languages »musicians riddles » What was banned in Japan in 1946-1952?Kendo and karate. Kendo, along with other martial arts, was banned in Japan in 1946 by the occupying powers. This was part of "the removal and exclusion from public life of militaristic and ultra nationalistic persons" in response to the wartime militarisation of martial arts instruction in Japan.hard 42% karaokekaraoke14%kendo and karatekendo and karate42%whalingwhaling34%GodzillaGodzilla7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5331 answers in 4 languages »history of Japan riddles » Which martial art is that?Taekwondo. There are two major styles of doboks (taekwondo uniforms). One is similar to karate (cross-over jacket), while the other, with V-neck jacet (pictured) is typical to taekwondo only.hard 47% karatekarate21%taekwondotaekwondo47%ju-jitsuju-jitsu21%judojudo10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4146 answers in 2 languages »sport riddles » What does the word "karate" literally mean?"empty hand". Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane.hard 48% "way of the thunder""way of the thunder"12%"gentle way""gentle way"11%"empty hand""empty hand"48%"way of the master""way of the master"26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4808 answers in 4 languages »Japan riddles » Which martial art involves the practices of defense against multiple attackers?Aikido. Freestyle (randori, literally "chaos") practice with multiple attackers is required for the higher level aikido ranks. The techniques should be chosen based on how they reposition the student relative to other attackers. For instance, an ura technique might be used to neutralise the current attacker while turning to face attackers approaching from behind.hard 51% karatekarate14%aikidoaikido51%ju-jitsuju-jitsu16%taekwondotaekwondo17%Created by: Sophie Letherman. 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