The white suit worn by most practitioners has this 2-letter name.
Means 'hand to hand' in Hebrew. Is it taught in kibbutzs?
Krav Maga (Israel)
This country is associated with 'Capoeira' which combines elements of martial arts, games, music, and dance. What, no samba?
Japanese terms for a 'teacher' and 'student' - can be used in any field but most often associated with martial arts.
Sensei and seito
Japanese martial art that is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. Translated as 'the Way of unifying (with) life energy' or as 'the Way of harmonious spirit.'
It was created in the People's Republic of China after 1949, in an attempt to nationalize the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts. 'Kung Fu' is the English equivalent.
Is this Chinese technique that means 'skill' so easy that even pandas can learn it?
Means 'gentle way' in Japanese and has been in the Olympics since 1964.
French kickboxing - name means 'old shoe.' Tintin fans would know that Calculus practices it.
Developed in the Ryukyu Islands, this Japanese technique means 'open hand.'
People train in this 4-letter Japanese school, not sleep!
Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is the world's most popular martial art in terms of the number of practitioners. Has been an Olympic event since 2000.
Bokken and shinai, the two types of 'swords' used in the art of Kendo are made from this material.