- any of various philosophies of self-defence and techniques of single combat, such
as judo or karate, originating in the Far East
Translations for 'martial art'
- British English: martial art A martial art is one of the methods of fighting, often without weapons, for example kung fu, karate, or judo. NOUN
- Brazilian Portuguese: arte marcial
- Chinese: 武术武术術
- European Spanish: arte marcial
- French: art martial
- German: Kampfkunst
- Italian: arte marziale
- Japanese: 格闘技
- Korean: 무술
- Portuguese: arte marcial
- Spanish: arte marcial
Example Sentences Including 'martial art'
He is also directing the parade, which will include "everyone from Australian cocktail waiters to martial art groups".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
I explained I had been living in France, near Nice, to continue studying the Japanese martial art of aikido, which I'd taken up in Japan.
TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)
It's a specialized type of martial art that all United States Marines have been required to study starting about two years ago.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Special forces trained in the deadly martial art of tai-kwon-do are to go on duty.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
This droid has been programmed to perform moves from the Chinese martial art taijiquan, as well as Japanese Sumo wrestling stances.
New Scientist (2003)
Weekend Herald inquiries have established the New Zealander was Mr Sanders, a red-haired expert of the martial art Woo Shu.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
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