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Fight in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Fight / Beat Someone
  2. Fight for a Goal
  3. Fighting Spirit
  4. Hand-to-Hand Fighting / Grappling
  5. Fighting Spirit


Fight / Beat Someone

China dòu
Fight / Beat Someone

斗 is how to express the act of fighting in Chinese.

Generally, this means fighting against someone or some force whether physically or metaphorically.

Note: There is more than one way to write this character. You will notice variations on the next page after you click "Select and Customize." If you have a preference, please let us know when you place your order.

Please note that there is a secondary pronunciation and meaning of this character. It can also mean "measuring cup" or in Japanese "sake dipper" or even "The Big Dipper." In Japanese and Korean, this does not have the fighting meaning associated with it. You should, therefore, select this character only if your audience is Chinese, or you are a big fan of sake dippers or The Big Dipper (as that is how it will be read by Japanese and Korean people).

Fight for a Goal

China zhēng
Fight for a Goal

爭 is the way to express the idea of fighting for a goal.

This can also mean to struggle or to argue. 爭 is okay for a Chinese audience, and while it is a word in Korean, this character is seldom seen alone in Korean grammar.

Fighting Spirit

Alternate Japanese version
Japan tou kon
Fighting Spirit

闘魂 is an alternate title with the meaning "fighting spirit" or "the will to fight."

Fighting Spirit

Japan tou shi
Fighting Spirit

This literally means "fighting spirit" or "the will to fight." As in the spirit that a warrior, soldier, athlete or fighter must possess.

Hand-to-Hand Fighting / Grappling

Kakuto
Japan kakutou / kakuto
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling

This Japanese word means hand-to-hand fighting, grappling, or scuffling.

In the old days, this might refer to a street fight but now it can apply to martial arts and MMA techniques or bouts.


Sometimes written as 挌闘 instead of 格闘 (first Kanji varies slightly)

Fighting Spirit

The Will to Fight
China dòu zhì
Fighting Spirit

This literally means fighting spirit. As in the spirit that a warrior, soldier, athlete or fighter must possess.

斗Note: There is more than one way to write the first character of this word. It is sometimes written like the version shown to the right (yes, it's completely different but has the same meaning & pronunciation). If you have a preference, please let us know in the special instructions about your order.

Fighting Spirit

Japan tou ki
Fighting Spirit

闘氣 is an alternate Japanese title for "fighting spirit." This one is more like "fighting energy." The second character is "ki" the same "ki" in Aikido. This "ki" is the spiritual energy that all martial arts practitioners must master and focus.

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Fight
Beat Someone
dòu / dou4 / dou tou
Fight for a Goal
zhēng / zheng1 / zheng cheng
Fighting Spirit 闘魂tou kon / toukon / to kon / tokon
Fighting Spirit 闘誌
闘志
tou shi / toushi / to shi / toshi
Hand-to-Hand Fighting
Grappling
格闘 / 挌闘
格闘
kakutou / kakuto
kakuto / kakuto
kakuto/kakuto
Fighting Spirit 斗志dòu zhì / dou4 zhi4 / dou zhi / douzhi tou chih / touchih
Fighting Spirit 闘氣
闘気气
tou ki / touki / to ki / toki
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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