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Conversation Questions

Martial Arts

  • Have you ever studied a martial art?
  • Can you name any Japanese/Chinese/Korean martial arts?
  • Which martial art is best in your opinion? Why?
  • Do you like fighting?
  • Do you often fight?
  • Have you ever been in a fight? Did you win?
  • Do you think its useful to study martial arts?
  • Who is your favorite kung fu movie actor/actress?
  • Do you like Hong Kong kung fu movies?
  • What is your favorite kung fu movie?
  • Do you know anything about martial arts history? What?
  • Do you think its important to preserve tradition in martial arts?
  • How many different kinds of kung fu have you heard of?
  • Do you know how to use any traditional weapons?
  • Which traditional weapon do you think is the coolest?
  • How does kung fu/tae kwon do/aikido compare to western boxing?
  • Do you ever watch martial arts on TV?
  • Do you know any good martial arts websites?
  • Are there any martial arts schools in your area?
  • What’s the difference between traditional kung fu and modern wushu?
  • What age is best to start training in martial arts?
    • At what age do you think it is best to begin training in martial arts?
  • How much should you train?
  • Do you know of any interesting training methods?
  • Do you know the names of the different kicks/punches/stances?
  • Which martial art uniform do you like best?
  • What are belts and sashes for?
  • What are forms or katas for?
  • What’s your favorite fighting technique?
  • What’s the most important thing in a fight?
  • What’s the coolest kung fu animal style?
  • What do you think “the art of fighting without fighting” (Bruce Lee) means?
  • Have you ever studied a martial art?
  • Can you name some Japanese, Chinese, and Korean martial arts? Describe them for your partner.
  • If you have trained in a martial art, was it difficult?
    • What did your teacher ask you to do?
    • What level of ability did you attain?
    • Did you ever take part in a competition?
  • What do you know about aikido?
  • What do you know about kendo?
  • What do you know about judo?
  • What do you know about karate?
  • What do you know about tae kwon do?
  • How many different kinds of kung fu have you heard of? For example, do you know the difference between traditional kung fu and modern wushu?
  • Have you ever seen or heard of the Shaolin monks and their abilities?
  • Have you ever been in a fight of any kind?
    • Did you win?
    • Do you like fighting?
    • Do you know anyone who does?
  • What are the benefits of studying martial arts? (health, self-discipline, etc.)
  • Do you think it’s useful to study martial arts to defend yourself in today’s world?
  • Do you like Hong Kong kung fu movies?
    • Do you like martial art movies of other countries?
  • What is your favorite kung fu movie?
  • Who’s your favorite kung fu movie actor?
    • What do you know about Jackie Chan?
  • What do you know about martial arts history?
  • Do you think it’s important to preserve traditions in martial arts?
  • Do you know how to use any traditional weapons?
  • Which traditional weapon do you think is the coolest?
  • How does Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, or Aikido compare to western boxing?
  • Do you ever watch martial arts on TV?
  • Do you know any good martial arts websites?
  • Are there any martial arts schools in your area? In this city?
  • At what age do you think it is best to begin training in martial arts?
  • How much should a person train in a martial art to become successful?
  • Do you know of any interesting training methods?
  • Do you know the names of different kicks, punches, and stances?
  • Which martial art uniform do you like best?
  • What’s your favorite fighting technique?
  • What’s the most important thing in a martial arts competition?
  • What’s the coolest Kung fu animal style?
  • What do you think Bruce Lee’s comment that Kung Fu is “the art of fighting without fighting” means?
  • Do you believe that martial arts masters of the past were actually able to fly?