Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt


Fou Tou Ou

A sword used in kung fu, known as the "hook and crescent" sword.

Fu

The battle axe

Fu antei

A judo term denoted instability or lack of balance

Fu jya

A style of kung fu that employs both hard and soft techniques

Fuchi

The metal sleeve located at the base of the handle next to the guard of a samurai sword

Fukai

To hold strongly

Fukiya

Pins and poison darts shot through a blowgun

Fukubu

A target area in sport karate that includes the diaphragm, abdomen and side chest area.

Gake

Hooking action used in some ankle and sacrifice throws

Gakko

School

Ganmen

A target area referred to in sport karate. It includes all of the head and face area

Gatame

Locking or holding

Gedan

A term often used in karate to pinpoint an area to be attacked. Usually refers to the lower trunk area

Gekken

A name often used in place of Kendo during the Meiji era (1868 - 1912), especially by the military.

Genin

Ninja of the lowest rank who were often responsible for carrying out dangerous assignments

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