Definition of martial artist in US English:

martial artist

noun

  • See martial arts

    • ‘Most martial artists are not in a position to criticize the techniques of others, for there are too many cases in which someone who appears somewhat weak turns out to be extraordinarily strong.’
    • ‘Many martial artists train themselves to be prepared for any situation.’
    • ‘Competition over the years has greatly enhanced the efficiency of techniques and boosted the level of martial artists.’
    • ‘It is only in comparatively modern times that martial artists have confined their training to a single art.’
    • ‘One of the questions most often asked of martial artists is, ‘How long does it take to get a black belt?’’