Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to martial arts.

7
votes
3answers
172 views

Is there any specific name for a move when a fighter dodges their opponent's punch and counter-punches at the same time?

Another question for move names, sorry. This time I've failed to Google up / Wikipedia up a name for a move when a fighter dodges and counter-strikes at the same time. I know there is such a thing ...
2
votes
4answers
98 views

Is there any move (push?) in combat sports that hits an opponent and increases the distance to the opponent, while not throwing them to the ground?

I think pushing an opponent strongly is what I look for? But while Wikipedia has an extensive article about throws, I can find little about pushes wrt combat sports. Maybe pushes are so impractical ...
3
votes
2answers
73 views

Sandan meaning in Taekwon do

I found my dad's certificate which says "Sandan" on it. What does that mean? Is it a 3rd degree Black Belt?
0
votes
1answer
65 views

standing and crouching posture name in Aikido

I'm trying to remember the specific Japanese name of a common posture/stretch I used and heard of in Aikido during training and warming-up. Basically it was called by our sensei "standing and ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

What is the name of the postition with the leg retracted (in japanese)?

Recently my karate teacher told us to find out the name of the position (or it might have been the act of retracting your leg after a kick - I can't remember) when you retract your leg after a kick. ...
-4
votes
1answer
72 views

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A DOJO COULD NOT BE CLASSED AS A McDOJO? [duplicate]

If a McDojo conveys an emphasis on commercialism and an assembly line approach to the detriment of 'martial art', what would the signs be of a dojo which would benefit the 'martial arts'. Which dojos ...
6
votes
5answers
514 views

How do you call a practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan (or Kung Fu in general)?

I know that practitioners of Japanese martial arts are called with a -ka ending (e.g. karate ka), but I wouldn't know how to denote a practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan or other Kung Fu styles. I recall ...
-2
votes
1answer
163 views

An Ontology of Combat II [duplicate]

I've been thinking about creating an ontology of grappling/martial arts techniques recently. I know there are things like flowcharts for BJJ. Google directed me to this question: An Ontology of ...
8
votes
2answers
118 views

What is the name of dynamic, non-resistant form of sparring in Japanese?

I think most of the Judoka know the ladder of Tandoku renshu, Uchi komi, Yakusoku geiko, Randori and Shiai as well as Kata as classical training forms. But in Ne waza, there was another name ...
4
votes
2answers
93 views

What is the name of the side-turn defense in Capoeira?

It's the motion at the 3 second to 4 second mark here where the capoeiristra pivots so that their side faces their opponent and they're sitting back a bit. It's often done before a Queixada, ...
14
votes
4answers
1k views

What are the signs that a dojo could be classed as a McDojo?

McDojo is a portmanteau of the words McDonald's, a famous American fast food chain dojo This conveys a emphasis on commercialism and an assembly line approach to the detriment of martial arts. ...
6
votes
1answer
195 views

The source of Muay Thai techniques terminology

I guess, a lot of people here are familiar with "Muay Thai - The Art of Fighting" book, or at least with its list of Muay Thai techniques copypasted all over the Muay Thai related web. The list where ...
-1
votes
1answer
111 views

What does it mean to be rooted, and how is being rooted different from being balanced?

Being balanced means that your center of mass is supported by your body's structure. How is being rooted different from being balanced?
-1
votes
1answer
137 views

What is the difference between a Teacher & an Instructor? [closed]

Although I could answer this question according to my class; In general terms with all forms of martial arts how can we define the difference between them ? ****What else i would like to hear**** ...
11
votes
18answers
9k views

Non-sexist equivalent of “Man up” within the dojo

The common interpretation of the phrase according to the New York Times and urban dictionary and dictionary.com is about living up to a stereotypical image of masculinity. There are other meanings ...
13
votes
9answers
2k views

What Defines Something As A Martial Art?

I've recently run across several conversations where someone goes to great lengths to clarify that a certain style is not a martial art. Mitro's answer to this question on Krav Maga for example: Is ...
2
votes
3answers
199 views

What is this name of this kind of joint lock

can someone tell me the name of this joint lock? It seems to be an Aikido technique (is it?) Thanks Edit Here is a gif of performing it:
6
votes
8answers
2k views

What is a grandmaster?

In your own school, you have a Sifu (師傅 or 師父) or sensei (先生), which is frequently translated as master or teacher. In the same way you have a grandfather, who is the father of your father, you have a ...
6
votes
6answers
517 views

Is there any special term for eskrima sticks?

Is there any special name for eskrima sticks? Like in aikido there is bokken, jo, tanto, is there some original name for the sticks other than just "sticks"? I only know the term sinawali, but this ...
5
votes
2answers
293 views

What did Dai Longbang mean by Qi?

The answers to the question What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically? mostly address the superstitious, popular notion of qi you might find in a Tarantino movie. But the word ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

What's the outcome when there's a double knockout? [closed]

What's the result of the fight when there's a double knockout (e.g. both fighters hit each other at the same time or sth)? A draw? Both lose? Both win? :P I intentionally don't specify the concrete ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

Terminology: List of all boxing and muay thai technique terms with example photos

I'm looking to put together a list of all the technique terms for: boxing, muay thai. Such as the names for all the different punches, kicks, knees, elbow punches, etc... Anyone know if there is a ...
7
votes
1answer
209 views

Korean Equivalent of Shu-Ha-Ri?

One of the things that gets talked about a lot in martial arts (and software methodologies, for that matter) is that of Shu-Ha-Ri. We seem to follow a similar pattern in my hapkido class, but I have ...
3
votes
2answers
243 views

The terms “form” and “sequence” in Martial arts

Is there a difference between the two terms form and sequence in martial arts?
10
votes
7answers
1k views

What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?

What does it mean to "uproot" someone in tai chi? What do tai chi practitioners mean when they use this word? I can tell there's a specific meaning to this jargon, but can't identify it. I see the ...
8
votes
3answers
364 views

Is there a good translation for all the terms used in Aikido?

I find it extremely difficult to memorise all terms - there is no connection to me with them. Is there a good German or English translation for all terms used in Aikido?
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Correct usage of the title “Master”?

Is it proper to refer to anyone who teaches classes at your school as Master, or is that title generally reserved just for the person who is the head of the dojo? FWIW, to give it a little more ...
11
votes
1answer
361 views

Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics

In my school we teach, at around the 5th kup level, a series of "advanced basics" that involve taking the seven sets and doing them in a push-pull motion while moving. An example might be doing a ...