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kung fu

[ kuhng-foo, koong ]
/ ˈkʌŋ ˈfu, ˈkʊŋ /
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noun
an ancient Chinese method of self-defense by striking blows at vulnerable areas of an attacker's body using fluid movements of the hands and legs.

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Origin of kung fu

From the Chinese word gōngfú literally, skill
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British Dictionary definitions for kung fu

kung fu
/ (ˈkʌŋ ˈfuː) /

noun
any of various Chinese martial arts, some focusing on unarmed combat, others involving the use of weapons

Word Origin for kung fu

from Chinese: skill, accomplishment
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