Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - K
"Grappling." Wrestling techniques originally used by the samurai on the battlefield and which gave birth to jujutsu.
A generic term for a majority of the Chinese martial arts. Kung fu has two major divisions. The southern styles display a clear preference for techniques of strength and power, whereas the northern styles employ soft, open movement.
The grade levels below black belt in the Korean martial arts
The vital points of the body
A small chain with weighted ends
A chain-sickle weapon, noted for its efficiency in neutralizing the sword at long range.
A Chinese method of unarmed combat that spread to and was popularized in Korea between A.D. 1147 - 1170
A facility in which the Chinese martial arts are practiced
A Japanese martial arts teacher who is sixth- or seventh-degree black belt rank
A rank designation signifying a level of achievement below black belt or dan rank in the Japanese martial arts
"Way of the bow." The modern Japanese practice of archery as a discipline of coordinated integration. Kyudo's basis is the clarity of execution, the poise, and the control over the bow.