Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - H
"Form of mind." An internal system of kung fu emphasizing linear movement.
A major style of southern Chinese kung fu characterized by very hard, strong techniques and stable horse stances.
"Flowery hand system." A northern Chinese style of kung fu.
A band of Korean warriors who, much like the Japanese samurai, adhered to strict philosophical and moral codes.
"Way of the flower of manhood." A native Korean philosophical code similar to Japanese bushido and possessing a structured series of physical techniques that were advocated by warriors known as the hwarang.
"Pattern," "form," or "mold." A series of prearranged offensive and defensive movements executed against imaginary attacking opponents. Also known as katas or poomse.