Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - T


Te

Hand

Tetsubishi

A four-pointed caltrop used by the ninja to slow down a persuer. No matter which way a tetsubishi landed one sharp point always protruded upward

Tetsubo

"Iron staff." A weapon used by the samurai from either a horse-mounted or ground position.

Three sectional staff

A Chinese weapon consisting of three rods connected by chain or rope

Ti

Belt

Tjabang

An iron truncheon similar to the Okinawan sai

Tobu

An expression referring to the head area except the face

Tomoe

"Circular" or "stomach."

Tonfa

"Handle." An old Okinawan farming tool developed as a weapon by Okinawan farmers.

Tsuba

The guard of a samurai sword

Tsuka

The handle of a samurai sword

Tsuki

Thrust

Tsuzukete

"Continue." A term used by the referee in a karate match, most frequently after a scoreless exchange.

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