Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt


Taijutsu

"Body art." A generic term for a system of empty-hand combat.

Taisho

The captain of a team

Tan tien

"Sea of chi." The psychic center located just below the naval, which protects the center of gravity and produces a reservior of force upon which to draw. Also known as "tan den."

Tanden

Abdomen

Tang soo do

"Art of the Chinese hand." A Korean combative differing only slightly from Tae Kwon Do.

Tanto

A Japanese dagger with a blade eight to sixteen inches long and carried by the samurai in addition to the katana

Tashi

"Expert." An expert of Japanese martial arts who is of third- to fourth-degree black belt. All belts within this category, however, do not recieve this title.

Tatami

"Straw mat." A mat usually measuring three by six feet and three inches thick (with bound straw inside.)

Tate

Vertical fist

Tatte

A command to stand up from a kneeling position

Te

Hand

Tetsubishi

A four-pointed caltrop used by the ninja to slow down a persuer. No matter which way a tetsubishi landed one sharp point always protruded upward

Tetsubo

"Iron staff." A weapon used by the samurai from either a horse-mounted or ground position.

Three sectional staff

A Chinese weapon consisting of three rods connected by chain or rope

Ti

Belt

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