HyperDic: martial_art

English > 1 sense of the expression martial art:
NOUNactmartial artany of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense
English > martial art: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningAny of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport.
Example"he had a black belt in the martial arts"
NarroweraikidoA Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo
judoA sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling
jujutsu, jujitsu, jiujitsuA method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan
karateA traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat
kung fuA Chinese martial art
ninjutsu, ninjitsuThe traditional Japanese method of espionage
t'ai chi, tai chi, t'ai chi chuan, tai chi chuan, taichi, taichichuanA Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health
tae kwon do, taekwondoA Korean martial art similar to karate
Broaderself-defense, self-defence, self-protectionThe act of defending yourself
Spanisharte marcial
Catalanart marcial

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