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Budo in Chinese / Japanese...

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Martial Arts / Budo

Way of the Warrior
wǔ dào
bu dou
Martial Arts / Budo Scroll

武道 is the very common Japanese way to say "Martial Arts".

武道 is used mostly in Japanese dojos but is also understood in Chinese and Korean.

Some will use this title to mean chivalry (the conduct of a knight) or military art. The way this word is understood would depend on the context in which it is used.

The first character means "force" or "warlike" or "essence of a warrior".

The second character means "method", "path", and "the way". It is the same character used to describe/mean the philosophy of Taoism / Daoism.

Some will also translate this as, "The Way of the Warrior", especially in the context of Korean martial arts.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Martial Arts
武道bu dou / budou / bu do / budowǔ dào / wu3 dao4 / wu dao / wudaowu tao / wutao

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Simple Dictionary Definition


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 budou / budo / ぶどう
Martial Arts / Budo Scroll
martial arts; military arts; Bushido; (surname, given name) Budou


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bù dào / bu4 dao4
pu tao
 fudou;budou;butou / fudo;budo;buto / ふどう;ぶどう;ぶとう
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (archaism) (See 無道) inhuman; immoral; unreasonable; outrageous; wicked; (2) (archaism) (See 八虐) barbarity (one of the eight unpardonable crimes, incl. killing three people in one family, or dismembering a corpse)


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 budou / budo / ぶどう (surname) Budou



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wú dào / wu2 dao4
wu tao
 mudou;budou;butou / mudo;budo;buto / むどう;ぶどう;ぶとう
tyrannical; brutal (regime)
(noun or adjectival noun) (See 不道・1) inhuman; immoral; unreasonable; outrageous; wicked; (personal name) Mudou
no path


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pú tao / pu2 tao5
p`u t`ao / pu tao
 budou(p);budou;ebi(ok) / budo(p);budo;ebi(ok) / ぶどう(P);ブドウ;えび(ok)
(kana only) grape; grapevine; (place-name) Budou


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 budou / budo / ぶどう (place-name) Budou


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 budou / budo / ぶどう (female given name) Budou


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 budou / budo / ブドウ (kana only) grape; grapevine


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 budou / budo / ぶどう (female given name) Budou


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 kokusaibudoudaigaku / kokusaibudodaigaku / こくさいぶどうだいがく (place-name) International Budo University

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