Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt


Arnis

"Harness of the hand." A Filpino martial art, also known as eskrima and kali, centering around stick, blade and empty hand combat.

Ashi

Leg or foot

Ashi ate

"Foot strikes" or "leg strikes."

Ashi barai

Leg sweep. Also known as ashi harai

Ashi gatami

Leg lock

Ashi no ura

Sole of the foot

Ashi sabaki

"Foot work" or "foot movement."

Ashi waza

Foot techniques

Atama

Head, or more specifically, top of the head.

Ate

Striking. To strike

Atemi

Body striking

Au

To encounter an opponent in any Japanese martial arts contest

Badik

A Malayan dagger shaped like a butterfly whose straight blade bears one sharp edge

Bajutsu

Japanese art of horsemanship. Also known as jobajutsu

Bal

Foot

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