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martial art

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noun
  1. Often martial arts. any of the traditional forms of Asian self-defense or combat that utilize physical skill and coordination without weapons, as karate, aikido, judo, or kung fu, often practiced as sport.
Related formsmartial artist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for martial art

martial art

noun
  1. 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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