This resource section will provide a variety of information that the martial arts student will find interesting and helpful during their training. As always, additional research is encouraged to gain a more in-depth understanding of the information presented.
Kumite No Gogensoku (Five Principles of Kumite)
- Kiwa Hayaku – Attack your opponent with a strong spirit, do not think about defense, only your attack.
- Kokorowa Shizuka – Always maintain a calm mind and spirit.
- Miwa Kanuku – Your movement and techniques must be polished and smooth.
- Mewa Akirakari – When you look at your opponent, see all of him. Do not fix your gaze on one spot.
- Wazawa Hageshiku – Your technique must be sharp.
Special Waza Comparisons
- Kihon Waza - basic techniques
- Ki No Nagare Waza - flowing techniques
- Oyo Waza - techniques of application
- Henka Waza - techniques of variations
- Henren Waza - linked techniques
- Kaeshi Waza - techniques of reaction or response
- Himitsu Waza - secret techniques
Fundamental Concepts of Martial Arts
- Maai – distancing
- Ma – moments or intervals of time
- Inasu – block and counter in the same motion
- Nagasu – side shifting
- Noru – riding, flowing, absorbing an attack while at the same time countering
- Naga waza – throwing techniques
- Ni (Wa) sentenashi – no first strike
- Irimi – entering
- Sen – will or act of attacking
- Go no sen – block then counter after attack
- Sen no sen – block and counter at the same time
- Sen Sen no Sen – counter before the opponent can initiate the attack
- Machi no sen – waiting sen
- Yasume – being relaxed at all times
- Tai Sabaki – body shifting/movement
- Zanshin – constant awareness of your surroundings
- Mudana no chikara – do not use unnecessary strength or power
- Mudana no iroki – do not use unnecessary movement
- Mudana no waza – do not use unnecessary techniques
- Mushin no shin – mind of no mind
- Mizume – defeat by sight
- Obyoshi kobyoshi, kobyoshi obyoshi – rhythm manipulation
- Ryaku – strategy