Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - F
An Indian form of fencing centered around shields (fari) and swords (gatka). The gatka is a three foot, leather-covered stick. The fari, nine inches in diameter, is also leather bound. To score points the stick must simply touch the vital points designated on the opponent's body.
Fou Tou Ou
A sword used in kung fu, known as the "hook and crescent" sword.
The battle axe
A judo term denoted instability or lack of balance
A style of kung fu that employs both hard and soft techniques
The metal sleeve located at the base of the handle next to the guard of a samurai sword
To hold strongly
Pins and poison darts shot through a blowgun
A target area in sport karate that includes the diaphragm, abdomen and side chest area.