kung fukung fu
a Chinese system of self-defense, like karate but emphasizing circular rather than linear movements
Origin of kung fu; from 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 g&omacron;ngfu, skill, art, labor, from Middle Chinese k&schwa;wŋ fu&schwabreve;, cultivation of the spirit : k&schwa;wŋ, work, labor + fu&schwabreve;, to support, assist.
- A Chinese martial art.
- Alternative spelling of kung fu.