kung fukung fu
a Chinese system of self-defense, like karate but emphasizing circular rather than linear movements
Origin of kung fufrom Chinese ch'uan-fa, literally , boxing principles
Any of various Chinese martial arts, especially those forms in which sharp blows and kicks are applied to pressure points on the body of an opponent.
Origin of kung fuMandarin gōngfu skill, art, labor from Middle Chinese kəwŋ fu&schwabreve; cultivation of the spirit kəwŋ work, labor fu&schwabreve; to support, assist
- A Chinese martial art.
- Alternative spelling of kung fu.