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combat sports
Sports in which two armed or unarmed opponents confront each other in combat.

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Sport of Japanese origin based on throws, holds and blows to vital points of the body; it gave rise to judo.

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Defensive sport of Japanese origin that consists of neutralizing an armed or unarmed opponent by means of dodging, throwing and holding, using bare hands.

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Sport in which two opponents wearing gloves fight each other with their fists (English boxing) or with their fists and feet (French boxing) following a code of rules.

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Sport in which two opponents fight bare-handed and seek to pin each other to the floor using various holds.

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Sport of Japanese origin that is practiced with bare hands and consists of unbalancing the opponent with holds; Judo means "e&the gentle way"e&.

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Self-defense sport of Japanese origin that is practiced with bare hands; the blows, which are usually given with the hands and the feet, must stop before reaching the opponent’s body.

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kung fu
One of several types of sport of Chinese origin practiced with or without weapons; it is similar to karate but requires more legwork.

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Sport of Japanese origin that is a form of fencing; the opponents wear protection and fight with a bamboo saber.

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Japanese wrestling that is linked to Shintoism; it is practiced by very large corpulent wrestlers who try to make the opponent touch the ground or throw him out of the contest area.

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Sport with two opponents who attempt to touch each other with weapons (épée, foil or saber) on a specific part of the body.