Martial Art Definition
Any of various systems of self-defense originating in E Asia, such as karate or kung fu, also engaged in as a sport.
Webster's New World
Military skills, proficiency in military strategy, prowess in warfare.
1832 ...of all the modes by which the advantage of his country may be secured, the martial arts and valour are those by which a Swiss the most hopes to promote it. (Richard Chenevix, An Essay Upon National Character: 4. On patriotism, p. 481).
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