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.

Jeja

Student

Jikan

"Time." A term used by the timekeepers at the beginning and end of a Japanese style match.

Jip joong

Concentration. "Power gathering." The act of breathing while meeting an opponent's attack in order to unify one's internal and external forces.

Jirugi

Punch

Jiyu

Freedom (of movement, et al).

Jo

"Staff." A four foot long wooden staff.

Jodan

"Upward" or "upper level." A compound word affixed to the name of techniques in Japanese karate.

jodo

"Way of the stick." The Japanese method of stick fighting using a jo. Also known as jojutsu.

Jofu fa

An ancient form of Chinese combat that emphasized close-range grappling techniques

jogai

"Out of bounds." A term used by a referee to denote that either or both contestants are out of bounds.

Jojutsu

See "jodo."

Jonin

A ninja leader

Joomuk

Fist

Joseki

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.

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