Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - H


Harai

"Sweep" or "sweeping."

Hata

"Flag." The flags used by referees or line persons to indicate scores, decisions, or jogai.

Hauri

Hip

Hidari

Left or left side

Hiji

Elbow. Also known as empi

Hikiwake

"Draw" or "tie." Referee's term denoting a draw in a match.

Himm

"Force" or "power."

Hirate

Foreknuckle

Hiza

Knee or lap

Ho goo

Protective equipment worn by tae kwon do competitors to minimize injury while sparring

Hohup

"Breathing."

Hojo jutsu

The art of tying. Techniques used to tie and immobilize a victim by means of a cord

Hojutsu

The art of firearms or gunnery

Hombu

"Headquarters." This term can be used to define any headquarters for a martial arts school.

Hop gar

A style of Chinese kung fu, also known as Lama, which is composed of twelve short-hand and twelve long-hand maneuvers.

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