martial arts

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Any physical and mental discipline based on self-defense, intended to achieve self-awareness and expression in movement; some Asian martial arts evolved from ritual dances, or exercises intended to relieve tension caused by hours of meditation
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martial arts

Budo Health enhancement Any physical and mental discipline based on self-defense, intended to achieve self-awareness and expression in movement; some Asian MAs evolved from ritual dances, or exercises intended to relieve tension caused by hrs of meditation. See Aikido, Chi kung–qi gong, T'ai chi ch'uan.
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Martial arts

Group of diverse activities originating from the ancient fighting techniques of the Orient.
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Ambon and Seram in Central Maluku also share martial dances and other cultural attributes with North Sulawesi, partly as a result of inter-island trade.
There are two categories of martial dances and music in the Ternate palace.
As in Ambon and many other parts of Maluku, ritual music and dance in Seram divides into the male martial dances performed all day and the mixed sex round dances performed all night, accompanied by tifa.
Every year, the festival opens with a modern choreography based on martial art and then showcases traditional martial dance forms from different parts of the country.
Initially, to generate the interest of the prisoners, Alokananda opted for Indian martial dance forms like Kalaripattu and Chhau, which have bold music and manly steps instead of Indian classical dance.
The 12- member group Urukerereza, or the National Ballet of Rwanda, highlighted martial dances from the country.
This section highlights the rhythmic folk music of the Punjab, the martial dances of the Pashtun, and the elaborate geometry seen in buildings, carpets and textiles.
Bhubaneswar, Dec.11 ( ANI ): Scores of national and international artistes mesmerised the audience in Bhubaneswar with their scintillating performance at the Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav,a festival of martial dances, aimed at promoting Odisha state's culture and heritage.
The martial dances are an amalgamation of various martial art postures, which are blended with graceful dance forms.