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.
Words nearby martial art
OTHER WORDS FROM martial artmartial artist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for martial arts
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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