Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - G
Hooking action used in some ankle and sacrifice throws
A target area referred to in sport karate. It includes all of the head and face area
Locking or holding
A term often used in karate to pinpoint an area to be attacked. Usually refers to the lower trunk area
A name often used in place of Kendo during the Meiji era (1868 - 1912), especially by the military.
Ninja of the lowest rank who were often responsible for carrying out dangerous assignments
A style of karate characterized by tumbling and somersaults
A Japanese term for a martial arts uniform
An ancient form of Chinese wrestling
1. Hard soft way.2. Method of Japanese unarmed combat developed directly from Okinawan Naha-te and created by Chojun Miyagi.3. One of the four major Japanese karate systems
A modern system of karate founded by Tak Kubota of Los Angeles, California.
A rigid iron or wooden fan carried by generals in battle and used today by sumo referees as a symbol of authority