any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
a discipline, like yoga, dance, or music
a discipline of the mind and body as much as it is a war art
a highly organized system of armed, and unarmed combat originally developed for use on the battlefield of hand-to-hand combat
an ordered set of combat oriented skills
an Oriental art of combat or self-defense practiced with or without weapons
a systematized form of personal combat for the purpose of self defense, physical fitness, mental clarity, and spiritual awareness
a system of codified practices and traditions of training for combat
a system that explores an equal balance of functional fighting skills and self-perfection experiences
a way of life that may be used for self-defense
A fighting discipline designed to promote combat skill.