Budō Jiten − Martial Arts Dictionary
This dictionary is the result of my personal research to develop a martial arts vocabulary based on the living traditions of Ti, as taught by my teacher Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō at the Shinjinbukan School. Unauthorized reproduction, translation into other languages or sale of these materials constitutes a copyright violation.
Written by Jimmy Mora
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Yagi Meitoku Dai Sensei (1912 — 2003) founded the Meibukan School of Gōjū Ryū in 1952. He was the most senior student of Miyagi Chōjun Dai Sensei (1888 — 1953), the founder of Gōjū Ryū.
Lit. Pre-arranged sparring. A typical form of sparring training used in sports Karate
Lit. Japan. It implies a reference to ancient Japan.
Lit. Japan. In the Okinawan dialect it refers to mainland Japan.
Lit. Japan. In the Okinawan dialect, Japanese people are called Yamatunchū.
Lit. To stop, to hault. In sports Karate yame is used as a command to stop sparring.
Lit. Good, nice, pleasant, ok.
Lit. Outside, sunshine, yang principle, positive, male, heaven or daytime. The term Yō refers to the outer space around the body that is naturally exposed to sunlight. Yō, also known as omote, is defined as the face, the surface, or the exterior of the fabric of the human body.
One of the concepts of Ti is to divide the human body in two categories: In and Yō, which are opposite to each other in the same way as Yin and Yang, or Negative and Positive. In Ti, these concepts do not have any mystical or magical connotations. On the contrary, the knowledge of In/Yō is essential in order to achieve a high level of technical proficiency and control during Kakie and Iri Kumi.
Lit. Preparation, preparedness, arrangement, ready oneself, get ready or make arrangements. During a drill or kata, yōi refers as the relaxed starting or ending position. In most cases, yoi position could also be defined as a kamae (guard position), or fighting stance.
Lit. Lateral kick or sidekick. It is usually practiced from the Naihanchi stance.
Yon Dan (alt. yondan, yon-dan)
Yon Kyū (alt. yonkyuu, yonkyū, yonkyu, yon-kyu)
Lit. Rank. Fourth rank level below black belt.
Yūdansha (alt. yuudansha, yudansha)
Lit. Slowly, at ease or restful. Yukkuri is the first stage of the learning process used by the Shinjinbukan School. Based on this principle, every new process must be learned with ease of movement and muscle relaxation, avoiding at all times any rigid or stiff feeling. The Yukkuri quality is essential to ALL BODY MOVEMENTS: basic techniques, body displacement, kata, machiwara training, etc.
yukkuri, kirei, seikaku, hayaku (dan dan hayaku suru...)
Lit. Quickly, swiftly or rapidly. In the Shinjinbukan School, the learning process of the entire system is guided by the following four stages or principles:
These four stages go beyond the learning phase of a new kata or technique. In fact, they apply to all training and use of body mechanics. In the Shinjinbukan School this is viewed as the training process repeating endlessly during a lifetime.
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Shibu Chō: Jimmy Mora, Renshi, Roku Dan (6th Dan) ∙ © 2016 Shinjinbukan Foundation
Shinjinbukan.com is a free resource sponsored by the Shinjinbukan Foundation. The statements on this site represent my own personal understanding of Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō's teachings. Therefore, I do not claim to speak on his behalf. As one more of his students, I am eager to share his living and oral traditions. Jimmy Mora