martial art

martial arts

noun
any of the traditional forms of Oriental self-defense or combat that utilize physical skill and coordination without weapons, as karate, aikido, judo, or kung fu, often practiced as sport.
Also, martial art.

martial artist, noun
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martial art
 
n
any of various philosophies of self-defence and techniques of single combat, such as judo or karate, originating in the Far East

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martial arts
1933, translating Japanese bujutsu; see martial.
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