Martial Art Abbreviations

SOKE ? used in thread discussing why someone would start their own ma style.
 
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!
 
In our organization, Chung Do Kwan is used after Taekwondo. So it's written: Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan or TKD CDK.
 
Be careful of using the words 'Ultimate Fighting' as the UFC may sue you!

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.
 
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. : )
 
JKD -jeet kune do
TSD- tang so do
TKD -tae kwon do
JMA-japanese martial arts
CMA -chinese martial arts
FMA-filipino martial arts
I'm sure I missed some but those are the most common I've seen

You forgot TMA, TCMA, BJJ, and MMA
BJJ= Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
TMA=Traditional Martial Arts
TCMA=Traditional Chinese Martial Arts
MMA=Mixed Martial Arts
 
I'd just like to say thanks guys. This really helped clear up a few things.
 
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
 
XMA - extreme martial arts
CQC - close quarter combat
RBSD - reality based self defense

OGRKDG - Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Do Goshinkai (just couldn't resist)
 
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.
 
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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