Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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On World Wide Dojo we categorized our styles into 4 different categories. Below you can read the definition for these categories and then we have a list of styles that we have categorized for your reference. 4 STYLE CATEGORIES¬† Grappling/Ground Fighting Styles “focusing on ground training where a dominant position is achieved or a submission […]

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Glossary – A

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Abaniko: This Arnis striking technique uses a stick in a movement which resembles a fan motion. Acupressure: In this process, the channels through which chi, or life energy, flows are opened by putting pressure on or by massaging certain areas of the body. Acupuncture: This process opens the channels in the body through which chi, […]

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Glossary – B

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Badik: A Malayan dagger shaped like a butterfly whose straight blade bears one sharp edge. Ba Gua Zhang: Translated as Eight Trigram Palm. One of the three Nei Jia Quan or internal styles of China. The other two styles are Xing Yi Quan and Taiji Quan. The practice of Bagua generates Qi (internal energy) for […]

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Glossary – C

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Capoeira: A Brazilian form of combat adapted by African slaves to fight oppression. Capoeira is dance-like, and many believe it was developed this way to be disguised as a dance to the slave owners. Cha chuan: A northern Chinese form of kung fu developed from 14th to 17th century by Muslims of Sinkiang, Chinghai, and […]

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Glossary – D

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Daab: A Thai sword used in Krabi Krabong. Dachi: Stance. Dai Kissaki: Enlarged point on a Japanese sword, a style more commonly found on swords from the 1700’s. Daisan: The completed drawing phase of kyudo. Daisho: “Big and small.” Two swords, one long and the other short, worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan. […]

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Glossary – E

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Eishin ryu: The original style of iaijutsu that embraces numerous kata and is combat oriented. Eku: “Oar.” A weapon developed by Okinawan farmers. Today it is a training weapon common to Okinawan karate. Embujo: A place of exhibition or athletic performances where martial arts events are often staged. Encho: “Continuation” or “extension.” The overtime period […]

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Glossary – F

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Fari Gatka: An Indian form of fencing centered around shields (fari) and swords (gatka). The gatka is a three foot, leather-covered stick. The fari, nine inches in diameter, is also leather bound. To score points the stick must simply touch the vital points designated on the opponent’s body. Five Elements: Metal, Wood, Earth, Water and […]

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Glossary – G

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Gake: Hooking action used in some ankle and sacrifice throws. Gakko: School. Ganmen: A target area referred to in sport karate. It includes all of the head and face area. Gatame: Locking or holding. Gedan: A term often used in karate to pinpoint an area to be attacked. Usually refers to the lower trunk area. […]

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Glossary – H

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Hachimaki: “Head wrapping.” A light cotton towel, also known as a tengui, wrapped around the forehead to restrict perspiration from running into the eyes and face. Hajime: “Begin.” Referee’s command used to start a Japanese martial arts match. Hakama: “Divided skirt.” The skirtlike trousers or cullotes primarily worn in kendo, aikido, iaido, and sometimes the […]

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Glossary – I

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I: “Will,” “mind,” or “intent.” Iai: “Swordplay.” A sword exercise employing a series of thrusting and cutting techniques while drawing and returning the blade. Iaido: “Way of the sword.” The modern art of drawing the samurai sword from its scabbard. Ibuki: “Breath control.” Isotonic breathing exercises based on dynamic tension principles practiced in conjunction with, […]

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