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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.

martial art

n
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) any of various philosophies of self-defence and techniques of single combat, such as judo or karate, originating in the Far East
2. (Judo & Karate) any of various philosophies of self-defence and techniques of single combat, such as judo or karate, originating in the Far East

mar′tial art′


n.
Usu., martial arts. any of various forms of East Asian self-defense or combat utilizing physical skill and coordination, as karate or judo, often practiced as a sport.
mar′tial art′ist, n.

martial art

- So named for Japanese bu-jutsu (bu + jutsu), "art, technique, skill, craft."
See also related terms for technique.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defensemartial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
self-defence, self-defense, self-protection - the act of defending yourself
aikido - a Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo
judo - a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan
jiujitsu, jujitsu, jujutsu - a method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan; holds and blows are supplemented by clever use of the attacker's own weight and strength
ninjitsu, ninjutsu - the traditional Japanese method of espionage; involves stealthy movements and the use of camouflage
karate - a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat; sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent
kung fu - a Chinese martial art
tae kwon do, taekwondo - a Korean martial art similar to karate
tai chi, t'ai chi, tai chi chuan, t'ai chi chuan, taichi, taichichuan - a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health

martial art

Martial arts and terms

Martial arts  aikido, capoeira, Crane style kung fu, Goju Kai karate, Goju Ryu karate, hapkido, Hung Gar or Tiger style kung fu, iai-do, iai-jutsu, Ishin Ryu karate, Jeet Kune Do, judo, ju jitsu, jiu jitsu or ju-jutsu, karate or karate-do, kendo, kick boxing, kung fu, Kyokushinkai karate, kyudo, naginata-do, ninjitsu or ninjutsu, Praying Mantis style kung fu, Sankukai karate, Shito Ryu karate, Shotokai karate, Shotokan karate, Shukokai karate, sumo or sumo wrestling, tae kwon-do, tai chi chuan, tai chi qi gong, Ta Sheng Men or Monkey style kung fu, Thai boxing or Muay Thai, Tomiki aikido, Tukido (trademark), Wado Ryu karate, Wing Chun or Wing Tsun kung fu, yari-jutsu
Martial arts terms 
TermMeaning
bashosumo turnament
bostaff
bogukendo armour
bokutokendo wooden sword
budo or bushidowarrior's way
danblack belt grade
dokendo breastplate
-dothe way
dohyosumo ring
dojopractice room or mat
gisuit
hachimaki or tenuguikendo headcloth
hakamadivided skirt
ipponone competition point
jiu-kumitefreestyle karate competition
-jutsufighting art
-kastudent
kamahand sickle
katasequence of techniques
katanakendo sword
katsuresuscitation techniques
keikogikendo jacket
kesho-mawashiembroidered sumo apron
ki, chi or qiinner power
kiaiyell accompanying movement
kihonrepetition of techniques
kotekendo gauntlets
kyustudent grade
makiwarapractice block
mawashisumo fighting belt
menkendo mask
nage-waza or tachi-wazaju jitsu competition
naginatacurved-blade spear
ne-wazaju jitsu competition
ninin-doriaikido competition
ninjaJapanese trained assassin
nunchakuhinged flails
obicoloured belt
ozekisumo champion
qi gongbreath control
randori kyoghiaikido competition
rikishisumo wrestler
rokushakubosix-foot staff
ryumartial arts school
saishort trident
samuraiJapanese warrior caste
senseiteacher
shinaikendo bamboo sword
sifuteacher
suneatenaginata shin guards
tanto randoriaikido competition
tarekendo apron
tehand fighting
ton-fa or tui-fahardwood weapon
tsunasumo grand champion's belt
waza-arihalf competition point
yarispear
yokozunasumo grand champion
zanshintotal awareness
Translations
bojová umění
kampsport
küzdõsport
bojové športybojové umemie
yakın dövüş sporları

martial art

n the martial artsdie Kampfkunst; the martial art of judoder Kampfsport Judo

martial art

narte f marziale

martial

(ˈmaːʃəl) adjective
1. warlike or fond of fighting. a martial nation.
2. belonging to or suitable for war. martial music.
martial ˈart noun
(usually martial arts) a traditional way of fighting in sports such as judo or karate.
martial law
the ruling of a country by the army in time of war or great national emergency, when ordinary law does not apply. The country is now under martial law.
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