Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - Y


Yang

"Active" or "positive." In ying-yang theory, the positive aspect associated with what is described as centrifugal, expansive and extroversive.

Yari

Spear

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

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