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Hand-to-Hand Fighting / Grappling

kakutou / kakuto
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Scroll

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)

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)
Hand-to-Hand Fighting
格闘 / 挌闘
kakutou / kakuto
kakuto / kakuto
kakuto / kakuto
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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 kakutou / kakuto / かくとう
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Scroll
(noun/participle) hand-to-hand fighting; grappling; scuffling


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 kakutou / kakuto / かくとう (noun/participle) hand-to-hand fighting; grappling; scuffling


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 kakutou / kakuto / かくとう (noun/participle) definite answer


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 kakutou / kakuto / かくとう (surname) Kakutou


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 kakutou / kakuto / かくとう square hand-lantern


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 kakutou / kakuto / かくとう (place-name) Kakutou



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 kakutō jigoku
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 kakutou / kakuto / かくとう (noun/participle) hand-to-hand fighting; grappling; scuffling

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Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Scroll
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Scroll
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Scroll
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Scroll

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Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Vertical Portrait
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Horizontal Wall Scroll
Hand-to-Hand Fighting /  Grappling Vertical Portrait

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