Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - B
A Malayan dagger shaped like a butterfly whose straight blade bears one sharp edge
Japanese art of horsemanship. Also known as jobajutsu
A knife produced in the Phillipines. Also known as a "butterfly knife."
An ancient form of Indian fighting who principle tenant is to defeat an armed enemy without killing him
A Burmese method of armed and unarmed combat composed of karate-like striking a kicking, judo-like throws, stick fighting, swordplay, and knife and spear fighting.
A West Javanese style of gulat
A Burmese martial art, influenced by both Chinese and Indian sources, which embrases the use of such weapons as the sword, staff and spear.
Grand sumo tournaments scheduled six times each year in Japan
A wooden or rattan stick or cane of varying lengths used in the Filipino martial arts
Students and practitioners of anis de mano
A Sumatran curved dagger with a convex cutting edge
A Malaysian martial art embracing both empty-hand and weapons techniques
An ancient Indian form of weaponless fighting the employed wrestling techniques against both armed and unarmed assailants
A spear-like weapon with a blade resembling a scimitar affixed to its end. This weapon is extremely heavy, and was used to cut through armor and/or to cut down a horse in combat. The bisento was primarily used by the ninja of feudal Japan.