Martial Art Abbreviations

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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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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

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
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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
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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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So a quick recap then;

JKD - jeet kune do
TSD - tang so do
TKD - tae kwon do
JMA - Japanese martial arts
CMA -Chinese martial arts
FMA - Filipino martial arts
EPAK - Ed Parker's American Kenpo
AK - American kenpois also used.
BJJ - Brazilian JiuJitsu
MT - Muay Thai
VT - Vale Tudo
MMA - Mixed Martial Arts
TMA - Traditional Martial Arts

Do we have any more?
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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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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:rolleyes: I am relatively new to Martial Talk and I seem to be getting a little confused about some of the abbreviations people are using, e.g. JKD, FMA, etc TSD.

Could someone post a list of all the abbreviations with their meanings.

Thanks
:D
Let me help you with this information.
Here are some of the lists of abbreviations of martial arts:-

1. JKD(Jeet Kune Do)- JKD is a type of martial art which is formed by Bruce Lee. It is the philosophy that emphasizes simplicity, directness, and efficiency in combat.
2. FMA(Filipino Martial Arts)- It is a group of martial arts systems originating in the Philippines. It includes the use of weapons like sticks, knives, and empty-hand techniques.
3. MMA(Mixed Martial Arts)- MMA is a full-body contact combat sport that allows the use of striking and grappling techniques that are incorporated with various martial arts styles.
4. BJJ(Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)- This type of martial art focuses on ground fighting and submission techniques. It is derived from Japanese Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.
5. TKD(Taekwondo)- Taekwondo is a Korean martial art known for its high, fast kicks and strong kicking techniques.
6. Kung Fu- Kung fu is a general term of Chinese martial arts that encompasses a wide range of styles including Shaolin Kung Fu, Wing Chun, and Tai Chi.
7. Karate- Karate is a Japanese martial art that focuses on striking techniques such as punches, kicks, and knee strikes.
8. Krav Maga- Krav Maga is none other than a self-defense system or technique that was developed by the Israeli military knows for its practical and efficient techniques.
9. Aikido- This is a Japanese martial art that focuses on redirecting an opponent's energy and using joint locks and throws.
10. Judo- Judo is a Japanese martial art that focuses on throws, pins, and submissions using an opponent's energy against them.
 
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