Martial Art Abbreviations

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

  1. tshadowchaser

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    One word that is not a system but used by many in various organizations: so if you see it or hear it it means:

    OOOOSH or any of its spellings it means:
    yes, no, your correct, i understand, please hit me again Sensie or Please don't hit me again, I love you, I hate this exercise,ETC.
    sorry just thought I would add this to the impressive list of school/system names
     
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    That was the funniest thing I've read in a while. I suppose it's dated, like everything else. Within the meanings posted is usually a whole lot of cursing. Oh, God, that made my day.
     
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    A

    AJJ = Aikijiujutsu
    AKD = Army Kwan Do *slang term*
    AKD2 or AD = Aikido

    B

    BBT = Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
    BG(Z) =Bagua (zhang)
    BKS = Biiiig Karate Styles
    BJ(Q) = Baji (quan)
    BJJ = Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    BJK = Bujinkan
    BM = Bai Mei
    BS = Borneo Silat
    BSL = Bak Sil Lum

    C

    CAW = Catch As Wrestling
    CB = Chinese Boxing
    CDT = Compliance, Direction, Takedown
    CJFZ = Chuo Jiao Fanzi
    CLF = Chow Lee Fut
    CMA = Chinese Martial Arts
    CSA = Chinese Sword Arts
    CSW = Combat Submission Wrestling
    CW = Collegiate Wrestling

    D

    DJLX = Dong Jiang Long Xing
    DR(AJJ) = Daito-ryu (Aikijujutsu)
    DR
    = Daito Ryu
    DTQ = Ditang Quan

    E

    EB = Eastern Boxing
    EMA = Eastern Martial Arts

    F

    FMA = Filipino Martial Arts
    FZ(Q) = Fanzi (quan)

    G

    GCD = Grand Celestial Do
    GJJ = Gracies Jiu Jitsu
    GJJ2 = German Jiu Jutsu
    GKR = Gokan Ryu
    GRW = Graeco-Roman Wrestling


    H

    HR = Hakko Ryu
    HG = Hung Gar
    HKD = Hapkido
    HMA = Hybrid Martial Arts
    HRR = Hoshin Roshi Ryu
    HSF(HG) = Ha Say Fu (Hung Gar)
    HY(C) = Hsing Yi (Chuan)

    I
    ---

    J

    JF(KF) = Jun Fan (Kung Fu)
    JJ = Jiu Jitsu or Jujutsu
    JJJ = Japanese Jujitsu
    JKD = Jeet Kune Do
    JMA = Japanese Martial Arts
    JRK = Judo Ryu Jujitsu
    JSA = Japanese Sword Arts

    K

    KB = Kickboxing
    KD = Karate-Do
    KG = Kempo-Goju
    KJ = Kenjutsu
    KK = Kyokushin Kaikan
    KK2 = Koshiki Karate
    KKK = Kyokushin-Kai Karate
    KMA = Korean Martial Arts
    KM = Krav Maga
    KS(K) = Kilat Serrada (Kali)
    KS2 = Kashima Shinryu
    KS3 = Kadochnikov's Systema
    KSYSR = Katori Shingen Yagyu Shinto Ryu
    (*)KF = Prefix + Kung Fu

    L

    LG = Lau Gar
    (S)LF = (Shaolin) Long Fist
    LINE = Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement
    LL = Lucha Libre
    LL2 = Luta Livre

    M

    MCMAP = Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
    MMA = Mixed Martial Arts
    MQG = Martial QiGong
    MT = Muy Thai

    N

    NJ = Ninjutsu
    NK = Nippon Kempo
    NMA = Nipponese *Japanese* Martial Arts
    NPR = Northern Praying Mantis
    NS = Northern Shaolin
    NT = Naha-Te

    O

    OEW = Old English Wrestling
    OMA = Okinawan Martial Arts
    OSK = Okinawan Shorinji Kenpo

    P

    PFS = Progressive Fighting System
    PK(C) = Pak Kua (Chang)
    PQ = Pi Quan
    PR or PK = Pankration
    PTK = Pekiti Tirsia Kali
    PW = Pro Wrestling

    Q
    ---

    R

    RBSD = Reality-Based Self Defense
    RJJ = Ryu Jiu Jitsu
    RS = Ryabko's Systema

    S

    SCARS = Special Combat Aggressive Reactionary Systems
    SD = Shaolin-Do
    SJJ = Sport Jiu Jitsu
    SJK = Shorinjiryu Karate
    SK = Shotokan
    SK2 = Shorinji Kempo
    SK3 = Seido Kaikan
    SKK = Shukokai
    SKK2 = Shaolin Kempo Karate
    ST = Shuri-Te
    SPR = Southern Praying Mantis
    SR = San Da
    SR2 = Shorin Ryu
    SS = San Shou
    SS2 = Southern Shaolin

    T

    TC(C) = Tai Chi (Chuan)
    TJ(C) = Taiji (Chuan)
    TL(Q) =Tanglang (Quan)
    TJ2 = Taijutsu
    TKD = Tae Kwon Do
    TMA - Traditional Martial Arts
    TSD = Tang Soo Do
    TT= Tam Tui
    TZ(Q) = Tai Tzu Chang (Quan)

    U

    UR = Uechi Ryu

    V

    VT = Ving Tsun
    VT2 = Vale Tudo

    W

    WB = Western Boxing
    (F)WC = (Fujian) White Crane
    WC = Wing Chun
    WC2 = Weng Chun
    WDKF = White Dragon Kung Fu
    WMA = Western Martial Arts
    WR = Wado Ryu
    WSA = Western Sword Arts
    WT = Wing Tsun
    WW = Western Wrestling
    WWIIC = WWII Combatatives

    X

    XI(Q) = Xing I (quan)
    XMA = Xtreme Martial Arts

    Y

    YC = Yong Chun

    (source: Common Martial Arts Acronyms - List )
     
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    Glad you guys made some clarity on that! :)
     
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    i was confused too however martial art abbreviations meaning is available in search engines as well :D
     
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    I'll bookmark this... I knew maybe 1% of it (JKD one of them)
     
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    Thankx
     
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    Totally agreed i'm too very confused with it.
     
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    Great Stuff for beginners.
     
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    Some fun ones I've seen:

    WTF - World Taekwondo Federation
    LMAO - Lee Martial Arts Open

    This 8 or 9 year old girl comes up to me after class and goes "did you know WTF means a bad word?" Her Mom was so embarrassed. I explained what it meant in our context.

    I believe the local championship has been changed to Lee Martial Arts Championship.
     
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    Itf= International Taekwondo Federation

    WT(F)= World Taekwondo Federation

    ATA= American Taekwondo Association (or something like that)
     
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    CMA -Chinese martial arts
    FMA - Filipino martial arts
    BJJ - Brazilian JiuJitsu
    MT - Muay Thai
    VT - Vale Tudo
    MMA - Mixed Martial Arts
    TMA - Traditional Martial Arts
    JKD - jeet kune do
    TSD - tang so do
    TKD - tae kwon do
    JMA - Japanese martial arts
    EPAK - Ed Parker's American Kenpo
    AK - American kenpois also used.
     
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    FSK = Frequency Shift Keying
    CAW = Catch As Wrestling
    EMA = Eastern Martial Arts
     
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    ACMA- Applied Combat Martial Arts
    JKD- Jeet Kune Do
    FMA- Filipino martial arts
    TSD- Tang Soo Do
     
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    You wrote all of those but acma two posts up. All of them besides acma were also mentioned earlier as well, at least twice123
     

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