martial art definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of Asian arts of combat or self-defense, such as for instance aikido, karate, judo, or tae kwon do, usually practiced as sport. Frequently used in the plural.
    • generally, any of a few fighting designs which contain systematized ways of education for fight, both armed and unarmed; frequently practiced as a sport, e.g. boxing, karate, judo, Silat, wrestling, or Muay Thai.
    • military skills, proficiency in military strategy, prowess in warfare
    • any of a number of Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; typically practiced as a sport

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