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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

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.

Martial arts

Group of diverse activities originating from the ancient fighting techniques of the Orient.
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