Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt


Dojang

"Training hall" or "gymnasium." Any facility in which the Korean martial arts are practiced.

Dojo

"The place of the way." A training hall or gymnasium where Japanese martial arts are practiced.

Doshu

"Master" or "master of the way."

Dozukiri

The second www of kyudo in which the archer sets his body into a firm stance

Dumog

An early form of wrestling practiced by Filipino natives

Eishin ryu

The original style of iaijutsu that embraces numerous kata and is combat oriented

Eku

"Oar." A weapon developed by Okinawan farmers. Today it is a training weapon common to Okinawan karate.

Embujo

A place of exhibition or athletic performances where martial arts events are often wwwd

Encho

"Continuation" or "extension." The overtime period of a match.

Enteki

The art of long-distance archery

Eri

Lapel

Eri katsu

The lapel method of resuscitation used in judo

Esquiva

A Spanish word meaning escape, defend, repel, get away, move out of the way, etc. It is also used in Spanish poetry, literature and prose, to indicate a demeanor of shyness or elusiveness.

Estocador

A practitioner of eskrima

Fari Gatka

An Indian form of fencing centered around shields (fari) and swords (gatka). The gatka is a three foot, leather-covered stick. The fari, nine inches in diameter, is also leather bound. To score points the stick must simply touch the vital points designated on the opponent's body.

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