Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - N
"Reaping sword." A curved-blade spear, once used by Japanese monks and samurai. It is approximately seven feet in length including the blade. Many women of the samurai class became adept at the use of this weapon.
The tang; that portion of the sword blade to which the hilt is attached
A command to be at ease or relax
A command to line up
An advanced system of combat developed from Korean kwonbop
"Stealer in." Japanese warriors most associated but sadly stereotyped with spying, infiltration and assassination. They became legends in their time, supposedly capable of disappearing into thin air and turning into animals.
The art practiced by the ninja of feudal Japan