Martial Arts Dictionary

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Martial Arts Dictionary

Postby Tina Louras » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:25 am

Martial Arts Dictionary

Aikido: Origami with people. A martial art which allows you to defeat your enemy without hurting him. Unless of course he does not know how to ukemi in which case he has his wrist broken in about 20 places.
Bo: A stick.
Bokken: A stick that looks like a sword.
Buddhism: A religious doctrine and a marketing tool to populate asia with statues of short fat bald men.
Ki/Chi: A biophysical energy generated through breathing techniques, which in defying the laws of physics and the basic scientific common sense, allows the user to develop super human strength.
Dan: A term used in the Japanese martial arts for anyone who has achieved the rank of at least first-degree black belt.
Darn: The sound uttered when the wearer of a Dan realizes that they will now get hit harder and more frequently during training.
Dojo/Dojang: "The place of the way." A training hall or gymnasium. Very similar to a B & D parlor but without the mistress.
Hakama: A skirt sometimes worn in the Japanese Martial Arts but we don't really like to talk about it.
Iaido: "Way of the sword." The modern art of drawing the samurai sword from its scabbard. A rather interesting art developed around the principle of "look how big mine is".
Judo: "Gentle way." A Japanese art where grown men roll around cuddling each other without apparently doing any damage. These men are often closet Hakama wearers.
Jujitsu: A lot like judo except that these boys like to inflict slightly more damage. Tend to get very angry when accused of being Hakama wearers and often are heard saying "You gotta a big mouth"
Karate: "Empty hand" or "China hand." The primary purpose of this art is the destruction of wood and other natural products. Most Karate styles have a placing on Green Peace's most wanted list. This art will be outlawed by most countries by the turn of the century. Karate people enjoy pain, this is shown by their habit of fighting with their fists on their hips.
Kata: A series of prearranged maneuvers practiced in many of the Oriental martial arts in order to avoid free sparring or anything else that may involve pain.
Katana: A sharp metal stick.
Kendo: A strange and unusual past-time involving hitting each other with sticks and making in-human sounds. Could be a cult ??
Kempo: Percussion class with people as the drums
Kuk Sool Won: A combination of Kata, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Zen, Jujitsu and Master definitions but of course the tapes for Kuk Sool Won are much more expensive.
Kung fu: A generic term for a majority of the Chinese martial arts. Many of these arts involve the emulation of animals. Many students of Pray Mantis spend years attempting to obtain the other 4 legs while students of Monkey Kung-fu tend to find themselves being carted off by men in white lab coats.
Master: A title bestowed on a martial artist who has attained advanced rank after long years of study or has started his own style after achieving kyu grades in at least 4 arts
Naginata: A stick with a sharp bit on the end.
Ninja: A rather confused individual who likes sneaking around at night in his pajamas.
Ninjutsu: The art of being confused and sneaking around in your pyjamas
Sparring: Bashing each other senseless in the hope that nobody realises that you don't know any kata or techniques.
Tae kwon do: An unusual martial art that relies on its followers to have the flexibility of a professional ballet dancer.
Tai chi: Just like standing still, only faster
Tai chi chuan: Another unusual art that promises ultimate power from moving very slowly for many years. The drawback being that by the time you develop the ultimate power you are close to death anyway.
Tatami: "Straw mat." A mat usually measuring three by six feet and three inches thick (with bound straw inside.) Original purpose to prevent blood stains on the wooden floor.
Zen: The discipline of enlightenment related to the Buddhist doctrine that emphasizes meditation, discipline, and the direct transmission of teachings from master to student. Mostly taught by rather old and confused monks who have had one too many rocks fall on their heads during waterfall meditation. Works best when sitting in a cave facing a wall for 10 years or so.
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Postby Neelab Omar » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:22 pm

LOL :D funny
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Postby Ben Smith » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:14 am

I especially liked the karate one.

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Postby Adam Marsden » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:24 pm

Very clever... I noticed a few Martial Arts missing though.
Are the missing Martial Arts not to be messed with?
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Postby Greg Kitchen » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:31 pm

Thanks Ma'am. I haven't laughed that hard in weeks!!!!!
Greg :D :D :D
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Postby Geert Van Kollenburg » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:08 am

nice one:)

especially the Darn term!
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Re: Martial Arts Dictionary

Postby Miguel Sandria » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:21 am

I just read it.. I Laughed so hard I almost choke!
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Never retreat!!

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