Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt


Balisong

A knife produced in the Phillipines. Also known as a "butterfly knife."

Bandesh

An ancient form of Indian fighting who principle tenant is to defeat an armed enemy without killing him

Bando

A Burmese method of armed and unarmed combat composed of karate-like striking a kicking, judo-like throws, stick fighting, swordplay, and knife and spear fighting.

Banjang

A West Javanese style of gulat

Banshay

A Burmese martial art, influenced by both Chinese and Indian sources, which embrases the use of such weapons as the sword, staff and spear.

Basho

Grand sumo tournaments scheduled six times each year in Japan

Baston

A wooden or rattan stick or cane of varying lengths used in the Filipino martial arts

Bastonero

Students and practitioners of anis de mano

Beladau

A Sumatran curved dagger with a convex cutting edge

Bersilat

A Malaysian martial art embracing both empty-hand and weapons techniques

Binot

An ancient Indian form of weaponless fighting the employed wrestling techniques against both armed and unarmed assailants

Bisento

A spear-like weapon with a blade resembling a scimitar affixed to its end. This weapon is extremely heavy, and was used to cut through armor and/or to cut down a horse in combat. The bisento was primarily used by the ninja of feudal Japan.

Bo

A wooden staff approximately six feet long. It is one of the five weapons systematized by the early Okinawan developers of te (hand), and originated with the poles used by farm people to balance heavy loads across the shoulders.

Bogu

Protective equipment of nonmetallic materials used in several styles of Japanese karate, primarily for competitive sparring.

Bojutsu

An armed defense system centering around the use of the bo. It was developed from Japanese lance and spear techniques

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