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martial arts

Syllabification: mar·tial arts

Definition of martial arts in English:

plural noun

Various sports or skills, mainly of Japanese origin, that originated as forms of self-defense or attack, such as judo, karate, and kendo.
Example sentences
  • Judo is a martial art and an Olympic sport, which originated in Japan.
  • He also runs regularly and has taken up two different martial arts - karate and wing chun, a form of tai chi.
  • After all, aikido is a martial art for self-defense, so we become very sensitive to attack.
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Derivatives

martial artist

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noun
Example sentences
  • Most martial artists are not in a position to criticize the techniques of others, for there are too many cases in which someone who appears somewhat weak turns out to be extraordinarily strong.
  • One of the questions most often asked of martial artists is, ‘How long does it take to get a black belt?’
  • Competition over the years has greatly enhanced the efficiency of techniques and boosted the level of martial artists.

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