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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Lit. Congratulations, hurrah, long life, cheers.
Translation kuro obi
bō (alt. bo, bou)
Lit. Rod, stick, cane, pole, club, line. A weapon used in Okinawan Kobudō and other weapon fighting arts.
bōjutsu (alt. bojutsu, boujutsu)
Lit. Bo fighting art. The Okinawan fighting art of the bō.
Lit. A dwarf tree or potted plant.
budō (alt. budo, budou)
Lit. Martial Arts or Military Arts.
In Japanese culture budō refers to the life-long path of practicing Martial Arts, going beyond the technical training to include training one’s soul, mind and body.
bujutsu (alt. budo, budou)
Lit. Analysis, disassembly. An analytical approach, predominant in modern Karate, used to explain the meaning of Kata by breaking them apart into isolated techniques or parts. This approach tends to be too fractured and disregards the improvisational nature of Ti.
Lit. Martial Age. It refers to the age of the Martial Artist without regards to age in years or rank. In other words, busai is the true depth and maturity of a martial artist. In the Shinjinbukan School, busai is achieved when someone has a complete understanding of Ti as a cohesive system with many integrated components, rather than most martial artists today, who just collect waza, i.e. techniques and moves. Achieving this maturity means that he or she is able to continue the evolution of Ti by developing, researching, demonstrating and teaching the system a whole. Busai could also be applied to evaluate the true depth of any martial art.
bushidō (alt. bushido, bushidou)
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