Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - J
Jeet Kune Do
"Way of the intercepting fist." A collection of basic mental and physical concepts, observations of combat maneuvers, and philosophies of attitude gathered and developed by the late Bruce Lee.
"Time." A term used by the timekeepers at the beginning and end of a Japanese style match.
Concentration. "Power gathering." The act of breathing while meeting an opponent's attack in order to unify one's internal and external forces.
Freedom (of movement, et al).
"Staff." A four foot long wooden staff.
"Upward" or "upper level." A compound word affixed to the name of techniques in Japanese karate.
"Way of the stick." The Japanese method of stick fighting using a jo. Also known as jojutsu.
An ancient form of Chinese combat that emphasized close-range grappling techniques
"Out of bounds." A term used by a referee to denote that either or both contestants are out of bounds.
A ninja leader
In a traditional Japanese dojo, the area where instructors often times line up and face the students at the beginning and end of each practice session.