Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - P


Pa kua

"Eight trigrams." One of three internal methods of kung fu. It is composed of various circling and linear postures named after and based on the movements of the snake, stork, dragon, hawk, lion, monkey and bear.

Pachigi

A Korean martial art in which the head is used to butt an opponent

Pai shih

A ceremony for a kung fu novice denoting his acceptance as a disciple

Palmok

Forearm or wrist

Pankration

"Game of all powers." An early Greek sport developed as a combination of earlier native forms of boxing and wrestling.

Parroh

"Return." A Korean command used in formal class to return to a ready stance.

Peichin

An Okinawan feudal title bestowed upon a Samurai by a lord for distinguished services rendered

Penchak

"Evasion" or "warding off." An unarmed Indonesian martial art similar to a two-person dance.

Pentjak

One of numerous terms used to indicate Indonesian unarmed combat

Pyugi

Stretching

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