aikido “The way of harmony”; a modern Japanese martial art atemi-waza Nerve-point or pressure-point strikes used in martial arts feudal Describing a social and political system in which peasants work for a powerful landowner in exchange for food and protection halberd A battle-ax and pike mounted on a long handle kenpo General Japanese term for fist art nanushi Agents of brothel keepers during the Edo period in Japan (1603-1867) resuscitation The process of reviving an unconscious person yawara-ge “Peace-making”; fighting without weapons yojori-kumi-uchi Samurai grappling yoshin-ryu “The willow-heart school”; an early version of jujutsu


Made with FlippingBook - Online catalogs