The Meiji Era (1866-1869) ushered in a new age combat styles. These arts would come to be known as Gendai budō, which translates into modern martial arts. The Meiji Era was an overall modernization of Japan, and martial arts were one of the biggest aspects of the country that were affected. Modern arts resulted from a lack of discipline self involvement that rose in the classic martial arts. Some of the new arts include judo, kendo, and karate.