Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu
Aiki – To blend with spirt; Kenpo – Chinese Hand; Jutsu – art, technique, method.
Wooden practice sword
Reversals, escapes & counters techniques
Third and highest Shihan level instructor title meaning “Model Expert” or “Teacher by Example” also thought of as the Teacher of Teachers.
To seize or grab with the hand. Can be used to mean pushing hands.
Literally Form or Pattern. A set of movements or In Karate usually a one-person practice, in Ju Jutsu and Swordmanship they are normally two person practices.
Joint manipulation, cavity seizing & limb entanglement.
Place where the old style is studied. Ko – old; Ryu – stream, style or system; Kan – hall, school or building.
Old Style Okinawan Hand
2-person forearm conditioning drill.
Second Shihan level instructor’s title meaning “Teaching Expert”
Literally means sticky hands. The concept of staying in contact with your opponent so you can exploit his weaknesses.
Mae Washi Geri
Person without a Dan. Someone who is not yet a black belt, or a Kyu grade. Normally there are 10 Kyu grades from White belt (10th Kyu) to Brown belt (1st Kyu).
Balance displacement - throwing, takedown techniques
To enter the gate, refers to the techniques and practices first taught to beginners.
First Shihan Level instructor title meaning “Well Trained or Skilled Expert”
In martial arts it is an honorific used to address your instructor. It literally means “Born Before” and implies someone who has been travelling on longer and is further along “The Path” than you and is acting as your guide to “The Path” or “The Way”
Instructor who is not yet at the Shihan level.
Chokes/strangles-air/blood deprivation techniques
Can mean standing or is a type of long cavalry sword
Test cutting, traditionally using straw mats that have been soaked in water for three days.
A term used to describe Okinawan Sumo Wrestling, also used to describe 2-person drills for practicing grappling and trapping skills.
Punch or thrust
Techniques for blocking or receiving attacks
Yamane Ryu Kobudo
Yamane – root of the mountain; Ryu – stream/system; Kobudo – weapons art
Person with a Dan or a black belt. There are 10 Dans or levels starting at 1st Dan and going up to 10th Dan.