martial arts

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martial art

n. often martial arts
Any of various arts of self-defense, such as aikido, karate, judo, or tae kwon do, usually practiced as sport.
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art martial

martial arts

npl artes mpl&fpl marciales; [Note: Feminine usage is more common.]
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He urged the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) to recognise BABUSA saying there was need to have an all-inclusive martial science style practiced in Botswana.