"Martial Arts" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Activities in which participants learn self-defense mainly through the use of hand-to-hand combat. Judo involves throwing an opponent to the ground while karate (which includes kung fu and tae kwon do) involves kicking and punching an opponent.
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