Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - K
"Basics" or "basic training." In karate, the repitition of the fundamental techiques.
"Cut and thrust." The cutting action of the sword.
One of the early jujutsu schools which especially influenced Jigoro Kano's formulation of Kodokan Judo
"Weapons way." A generic term coined in the 20th century, which can be used to describe collectively all Okinawan combatives. However, it is more accurate to specify "Okinawan kobudo" in order to distinguish them from "Japanese kobudo."
"Small sword." A forerunner of the wakizashi, that boasts a blade between twelve and eighteen inches.
A high-ranking Judo black belt of fifth degree and above
An ancient method of unarmed combat mentioned in connection with kumiuchi and sumo in the oldest records of the Japanese martial arts
A junior in a school or organization
The chape or end cap of the scabbard of a samurai sword
"Breathing" or "ki."
Ball of the foot, or the hip(s).
A method of Chinese boxing practiced in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Phillipines.
"Energy channeling." A hypnotic movement of the fingers used by the ninja to confuse their opponents. Known as mudras in Sanskrit.