Everybody knows the World Martial Arts Tournament, which has a logo that you can see in flags, on the wall, in the arena, and at a lot of places during the tournament.

But what does the logo exactly mean? What language is that?

Here is the logo:

World Martial Arts Tournament

I found some references here:


Budou (武道) is a Japanese term describing Japanese martial arts. Budou consists of the kanji "bu" (武, ぶ), meaning "war" or "martial," and dou (道, どう), meaning "path" or "way."

The tournament is called the 天下一武道会, "Tenkaichi Budoukai," which can literally mean: "(Best) Martial Arts on Earth (Under the Sky) Tournament."

  • source ? reference ? Jun 8 '14 at 17:34
  • You can find the definition in a Japanese dictionary, if you're so inclined.
    – кяαzєя
    Jun 8 '14 at 17:43
  • well, I just want to know if you got it from a website, so I can go and take a look for others symbols. Jun 8 '14 at 17:47

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