Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - F

Fari Gatka

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

Fu antei

A judo term denoted instability or lack of balance

Fu jya

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.

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