Belt ‘Em Out
“Karate” is Japanese for “empty hand,” since this martial art focuses on unarmed combat.
“Tae Kwon Do” is Korean for “way of the fist and foot.”
“Judo” is Japanese for “the gentle way,” as it stresses maximum efficiency with minimal effort, using an opponent’s force against him, and has a big philosophical component.
“Jiu-jitsu” means “gentle art” in Japanese.
The term “kung fu” itself just describes any endeavor requiring time, work, and patience to complete, not necessarily just a martial art.
“Krav Maga” means “contact combat” in Hebrew.
Hapkido translates to “the art of coordinated power” in Korean.