Japanese Martial Arts Terms Dictionary
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ha ( ) the edge of the blade of a sword
habaki ( はばき ) wedge shaped metal collar used to keep the sword from falling out of the scabbard
hachimaki ”«Šª ( ‚Í‚¿‚Ü‚« ) head wrap
hachiwari ”«Š„ ( ‚Í‚¿‚í‚è ) "helmet splitter"; weapon used to smash through armor
hada ( はだ ) the grain of the metal on a sword blade
hagaijime ‰HŒð‚¢’÷‚ß ( ‚Í‚ª‚¢‚¶‚ß ) restraining technique similar to a full-nelson
haidate 佩楯 ( はいだて ) armored thigh guards
hakama ŒÑ ( ‚Í‚©‚Ü ) hakama; pleated "trousers" worn for martial arts practice
hakuda ”’‘Å ( ‚Í‚­‚Ÿ ) unarmed close combat techniques
hamon ”j–å ( ‚Í‚à‚ñ ) formal expulsion from a ryuu
hanbou ”Œ–_ ( ‚Í‚ñ‚Ú‚€ ) short (usually 3 foot) staff
hanshi ”ÍŽm ( ‚Í‚ñ‚µ ) master practitioner
happaken ”ª—tŒ ( ‚Í‚Á‚Ï‚¯‚ñ ) double open handed strike
haramaki • Šª ( ‚Í‚ç‚Ü‚« ) light armor worn by footsoldiers; stomach wrap
heifuku kumiuchi •œ•ž‘g‘Å ( ‚Ö‚¢‚Ó‚­‚­‚Ý‚€‚¿ ) fighting in everyday clothing
heihou •º–@ ( ‚Ö‚¢‚Ù‚€ ) methods of strategy
henka 変化 ( へんか ) variation or change in a technique
hensoujutsu •Ï‘•p ( ‚Ö‚ñ‚»‚€‚¶‚ã‚ ) methods of disguise
hibuki 秘武器 ( ひぶき ) secret weapon
hichoujutsu 飛鳥術 ( ひちょうじゅつ ) practice of leaping and jumping
hiden 秘伝 ( ひでん ) secret technique or teaching
higurumaken ‰ÎŽÔŒ ( ‚Ђ®‚é‚Ü‚¯‚ñ ) fire shuriken
hinawajuu ‰Î“êe ( ‚ЂȂ킶‚ã‚€ ) matchlock musket
hira shuriken •œŽè— Œ• ( ‚Ђ炵‚ã‚肯‚ñ ) flat throwing blades, usually star-shaped
hisouken ”é‘„Œ ( ‚Ђ»‚€‚¯‚ñ ) thumb tip strike; boushiken
hobaku •ß”› ( ‚ق΂­ ) arresting or binding techniques; tying techniques
hojou •ß“ê ( ‚Ù‚¶‚å‚€ ) tying and securing
hojoujutsu 捕縛術 ( ほじょうじゅつ ) methods of binding with a rope
honbu –{•” ( ‚Ù‚ñ‚Ô ) headquarters; main branch; also "hombu"
horagai 法螺貝 ( ほらがい ) conch shell trumpet
houjutsu •ûp ( ‚Ù‚€‚¶‚ã‚ ) system of divination based on direction
hyouhou •º–@ ( ‚Ђ傀‚Ù‚€ ) methods of strategy; also "heihou"
hyoushi 拍子 ( ひょうし ) rhythm, timing
 
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