Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt


Yikwon

Backfist

Yin

"Passive" or "negative." One of the fundamental metaphysical elements of yin-yang whose balance is believed to be the center of existence.

Yojimbo

"Bodyguard." The name given to a masterless samurai (ronin) who hired themselves out as professional bodyguards.

Yok sudo

Ridge hand

Yoko

"Side" or "lateral."

Yoko aruki

One of the unique ninja walking techniques to move stealthily through woods or narrow areas

Yonsok

Combination

Yubi

Finge

Zazen

"Sitting meditation." The meditative posture and exercise of the Zen school.

Zen

The discipline of enlightenment related to the Buddhist doctrine that emphasizes meditation, discipline, and the direct transmition of teachings from master to student.

Zenshin

The entire human bod

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