Martial Art Abbreviations

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by Drunken Master, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. tsd

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    SOKE ? used in thread discussing why someone would start their own ma style.
     
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    Vale Tudo and NHB aren't styles but types of competition.
    Mixed Martial Arts is a style if you like. Theres also Sambo,Pancrase etc.
    Be careful of using the words 'Ultimate Fighting' as the UFC may sue you!
     
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    In our organization, Chung Do Kwan is used after Taekwondo. So it's written: Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan or TKD CDK.
     
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    Yah, the UFC is going a little nutts about that. Politics and economics should stay out of the Martial Arts. Like it ever will though.
     
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    Thats not an abbreviation, that is a Japanese word that is usually used as "founder of a style."
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Thanks guys I was also a little confused.
     
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    Surprisingly enough some of the other arts with abbreviations are as follows: Well for the record these are the ones that I most commonly use.

    FMA: Filipino Martial Arts
    IMA/INDMA: Indonesian Martial Arts
    RMA: Russian Martial Arts
    KMA/KRMA: Korean Martial Arts
    CKDTKD: Chun Do Kwan Tae Kwon DO
    TSD: Tang Soo Do
    ATK: American Tae Kwon Do
    JMA/JPMA: Japanese Martial Arts
    AKD: American Karate Do
    IPD: Integrated Practical Defense
    IMAA: Indiana Martial Arts Academy (shameless plug for our school)
    KAILAT: Kali - Silat "To close on target w/ lightening speed"
    SIKAL: Silat-Kali
    MT/MTKB: Muay Thai-kickboxing
    WSTB: Western Boxing
    CGF: Chinese Gung Fu
    CMA: Chinese Martial Arts

    These are just the norm that I have come accross, experienced or even use from time to time. : )
     
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    Which usually tends to translate as "Danger, Danger Will Robinson"
     
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    You forgot TMA, TCMA, BJJ, and MMA
    BJJ= Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    TMA=Traditional Martial Arts
    TCMA=Traditional Chinese Martial Arts
    MMA=Mixed Martial Arts
     
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    I'd just like to say thanks guys. This really helped clear up a few things.
     
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    Some JSA-related ones:

    JSA: Japanese sword arts
    MJER: Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu (iaido)
    MSR: Muso Shinden-ryu (iaido)
    SMR: Shindo Muso-ryu (jodo)
    HNIR: Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu (koryu kenjutsu)
    TSKSR: Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu (koryu bujutsu)
    ZNKR: Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (kendo/iaido/jodo governing body)
    FIK: International Kendo Federation
     
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    XMA - extreme martial arts
    CQC - close quarter combat
    RBSD - reality based self defense

    OGRKDG - Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Do Goshinkai (just couldn't resist)
     
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    JFH: Justice For Hire
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    TJMH PM - Taiji Mei Hua Praying Mantis
    KM or K M - Krav Maga
     
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    I've seen IMA applied to Indonesian martial arts and, more commonly, internal martial arts (e.g., taijiquan, xingyi, and bagua).
     
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    I am just marvelling if encompassing VT = Vale Tudo would signify things like UFC = Ultimate Fighting Championship could be included. Are they alike sufficient to encompass all alike events or are they distinct sufficient to encompass some but not others? I considered they were all alike things, but I don't actually know. That's about all that arrives to brain right now. You've currently enclosed the other rudimentary ones I've glimpsed around.
     
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    Krav Maga = KM
     
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    BJJ Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (Gracie)


    CLF(KF) Choy Li Fut (Kung Fu)


    FMA Filipino Martial Arts


    ICTF International ch'ang-Hon Tae Kwon-Do Federation


    ITA International Tae Kwon Do Alliance


    ITF International Tae Kwon-Do federation


    JJ Ju Jitsu / Jui-jutsu / Ju-jutstu (all seen)


    JKD Jeet Kune Do
    K.F.M. Keysi Fighting Methods


    MAP Martial Arts Planet


    MKMA Mixed Korean Martial Arts


    (M)MA (Mixed) Martial Arts


    MT Muay Thai


    NAPMA National Association of Professional Martial Artists (USA)


    RBSD reality based self defence


    TKD Tae Kwon Do


    WC(KF) Wing Chun (Kung Fu)


    WHRDA World Hwa Rang Do Association


    WTF World Tae kwon do Federation
     

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