Origin of Japanese Martial Arts

Origin of Japanese Mart...

‘Martial arts’ is an extremely general term that encompasses a vast variety of self-defense techniques that can be found in Japan. Three of the most commonly used terms are ‘bud?’, or the ‘martial way’; ‘bujutsu’, or ‘the craft,...
Origins of sociology

Origins of sociology...

Sociology is the study of mankind based on several parameters. The most basic of these are culture, such as the language of a society; social structure, or how members of a given society interact; socialization, how a society is defined; race or ethnicity, where one race may have an...
Origin of Sayings

Origin of Sayings...

Old wives tales, words of wisdom, or plain foolish statements? I bet you have been baffled with the origin of sayings and what they actually mean. Let’s have a look at three old sayings and the history behind them: Baker’s Dozen: a baker’s dozen is 13 pieces of...
Origin of Samba

Origin of Samba...

Have you ever heard of a dance that even has its own national day? The answer to this is iconic dance which is at the heart of many Brazilians and others around the world – the Samba! The origin of the Samba – both musical genre and the dancing style; has both European and African...
Ethnic origin of last names

Ethnic origin of last n...

Last names are also known as family names or surnames. They indicate the family to which a person belongs and they are widely used by different cultures and societies around the world. In most cultures, the family name forms the last part of a person’s name. However, there are also...
Origin of April Fools’ Day

Origin of April Fools&#...

Every year, people come together to join in to play practical jokes and spread hoaxes and get away with it Scot free. Why? It’s April Fools’ Day – the favorite day of all pranksters around the world! The origin of April Fools’ Day is a bit of a puzzle, as there are...
Understanding Family of Origin

Understanding Family of...

At the mention of the word “family”, people naturally understand that they are those who share blood or genetic ties with you. Every individual is part of a family. You cannot really choose those whom you’re related to by birth but these days, the word has taken on a broader meaning...
Origin of mother’s day in the USA

Origin of mother’s da...

Moms are the one of biggest celebratory points in many people’s lives. In fact, people often attribute their success and achievement to moms. Regardless of societal and cultural differences, the sacrifice and love given by dedicated moms is universal. It is only sensible that every mom...

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