Naban - nekoze ken uke
Nekubi o kaku - nyūmonsha     Glossary index
       
Naban     Burmese grappling arts
Nabebuta jutsu 鍋蓋術 Art of combative use of saucepan lid (Takenouchi ryū)
Nadare 雪崩 Avalanche
Nadare no heihō 雪崩の兵法 Strategy of unleashing a powerful, overwhelming cascade of techniques
Nadare waza 雪崩技 “Avalanche technique,” combination that flows into barrage
Nadegiri 撫で斬りor 撫で切り Clean sweep; killing several with one sword sweep
Naeshi 萎えし Truncheon, classical Japanese weapon
Nafa di 那覇手   Another name for Naha te
Nafuda 名札 Wooden name tag
Nafudakake 名札掛け Board in a dōjō showing name and rank
Nagadachi 長太刀 Large war sword
Naga haku 長吐く Long exhalation
Nagai mono 長い物 “Long things,” general term for polearms
Nagaku chikara o nuku 長く力を抜く Slowly with no power
Nagaku kimeru 長く決める Penetrating kime
Naga kyū 長吸 Long inhalation
Nagame no yoi 眺め の 佳い “Good view,” calm, true-hearted and relaxed person with all encompassing view of world and circumstances
Nagamaki 長巻 Japanese polearm similar to a naginata but with hilt like that of katana
Nagamine Shōshin 長嶺 将真 (1907 - 1996) Okinawan karateka, founder of Matsubayashi ryū
Naganuma Shirōzaemon  Kunisato 長沼四郎左衛門 国郷 (1688-1767) Kendōka who introduced shinai and bogu
Nagaoka Hidekazu 永岡秀一 (1876 - 1952) Jūdō jūdan
Nagao ryū 長男流 Koryū that taught use of bankokuchōki, a forged iron knuckleduster
Nagao ryū tekkan 長男流鉄貫 Heavy, thickknuckleduster
Nagare 流れ Flow, streaming
Nagare komi 流れ込み To flow in
Nagare no kata 流れ の 型 Forms of escaping holds or restraints
Nagasa 長さ Sword blade length from tip of kissaki to munemachi
Nagashi 流し Flowing
Nagashi jōdan soto uke 流し上段外受け Upper-level outside flowing block
Nagashi no heihō 流し の 兵法 Strategy of flowing
Nagashi ude uke 流し腕受け Flowing forearm block
Nagashi ura otoshi 流し裏落し Flowing rearward body drop
Nagashi uke 流し受け Sweeping or flowing block
Nagashi uke otoshi zuki 流し受け落とし突き Flowing block dropping punch
Nagashi zuki 流し突き Flowing punch
Nagashi waza 流し技 Flowing from one technique to another
Nagasu 流す To flow: deflection of an attack
Naga suruchin 長スルチン Kobudō weapon of heavy chain with weights on the end, larger and heavier than manriki gusari
Nagasutaru 名が廃る To disgrace one’s name
Naga yari 長槍 Long spear, pike
Nage 投げ Throw; thrower or tori
Nage ashi 投げ足 Foot sweeping throw
Nagebari 投げ針 Throwing spikes; bō shuriken
Nagega ma 投げ鎌 Traditional composite Japanese weapon: sickle and chain
Nagenawa jutsu 投げ縄術 Art of throwing rope
Nage no kata 投げ の 型 Form of throwing
Nagetobasu 投げ飛ばす To fling or throw away; samurai throwing away saya indicated that he was in the fight to the death
Nage waza 投げ技 Throwing techniques
Naginata 長刀 or 薙刀 Japanese halberd
Naginatadō 長刀道 Gendai budō of the naginata
Naginatajutsu 長刀術 Art of the naginata
Nagura rete nobiru 殴られて伸びる To be knocked out cold
Naguriai 殴り合い Fist fight
Naguru 殴る, 撲る or 擲る Strike, hit, punch, knock, beat up
Naha te 那覇手 Okinawan style of karate practiced in the Okinawan village of Naha
Naibu hakai 内部破壊 “Internal destruction,” techniques which cause internal damage to the other
Naiden 內傳 Secret techniques
Naifanchi ナイファンチ Classic Okinawan karate kata, “internal divided conflict”
Naifanchi dachi ナイファンチ立ち Naifanchi stance
Naigama 薙い鎌 Long-handled sickle, “sickle to mow down”

Naihanchi

内歩進 or 内畔戦 or 内範置 or 鉄騎 or ナイハンチ Classic Okinawan karate kata, “internal divided conflict”
Naihanchi dachi 内歩進立ち Naihanchi stance
Naihanchin ナイハンチン Classic Okinawan karate kata, “internal divided conflict”
Naihanchi nidan 内歩進二段 Classic Okinawan karate kata
Naihanchi sandan 内歩進三段 Classic Okinawan karate kata
Naihanchi shodan 内歩進初段 Classic Okinawan karate kata
Nai fuan chin 内歩進   Okinawan name for Naihanchi kata
Nai gō gai jū 内剛外柔 “Tough on the inside; gentle on the outside”
Naihanchi no kamae 内歩進 の 構え Horse riding posture
Naihō 内方 Inward; your wife
Naihō uke 内方受け Outside to inside block; soto uke
Naikan 内観 Introspection, seeing oneselves with the mind’s eye
Naitenkin 内転筋 Adductor muscle
Naiwan 内腕 Inner arm
Naiwan gedan uke 内腕下段受け Lower level block with inside of forearm, inside wrist facing upward
Naiwan hineri uke 内腕捻り受け Twisting block with inside of forearm
Naiwan kakiwake 内腕掻き分け Inner forearm wedging block
Naiwan kakiwake uke 内腕掻き分け受け Inner forearm wedging block
Naiwan nagashi uke 内腕流し受け Flowing block with inside of arm
Naiwan sukui nage 内腕掬い投げ Inner forearm scooping throw
Naka Center or middle
Nakachi Yoichi     (1932 - 1998) Founder of Butokukan karate
Nakadaka ippon ken 中高一本拳 Middle finger one knuckle fist or strike using this fist
Nakadaka ippon ken uchi 中高一本拳打ち Middle finger one knuckle fist strike
Nakadaka ippon ken zuki 中高一本拳突き Middle finger one knuckle fist punch
Nakadaka ken 中高拳 Middle finger one knuckle or strike using this fist
Nakadaka ken uchi 中高拳打ち Middle finger one knuckle punch
Nakafutomomo 中太腿 Inside of thigh
Nakago 茎 or 中心 or 中子 Tang of a Japanese sword
Nakago ana 中心穴 or 茎穴 Securing hole in tang
Nakago jiri 中心尻 or 茎尻 Tip of nakago
Naka hachiji dachi 中八字立ち Inner character eight stance
Naka ima 中今 Eternal present, eternal now
Nakaima Kenri 仲井間憲里   (1819 - 1879) Okinawan karateka, founder of Ryūei ryū
Naka michi 中道 “Middle path,” safe path, path from which one can change
Naka mikazuki geri 中三日月蹴り Outside to inside crescent kick
Nakamura ryū 中村流 Short for Nakamura-ryū Happōgiri Battōdō, modern battōjutsu system founded by Nakamura Taizaburo
Nakamura-ryū Happōgiri  Battōdō 中村流八方切り 抜刀道 Modern battōjutsu system founded by Nakamura Taizaburo
Nakamura Shigeru 中村茂 (1894 - 1969) Okinawan karateka, founder of Okinawan Kenpō
Nakamura Tadashi 中村忠 (1942 - ) Japanese karateka, founder of Seidō Juku Karate
Nakamura Taizaburo 中村 泰三郎 (1912 - 2003) Japanese hanshi battōdō, jūkendō, tankendō
Nakanishi-ha Ittō-ryū 中西派一刀流 Koryū kenjutsu
Nakano Michiomi 中野道臣   (1911 - 1980) Original name of Sō Dōshin, founder of Shōrinji Kempō
Naka no’e     Middle section of or kun; fulcrum or pivot point
Nakasone Genwa   (1895 - 1978) Okinawan karateka and author on the martial arts
Naka Tatsuya 中達也 (1964 - ) Japanese karateka, rokudan (JKA)
Naka uke 中受け “Middle reception,” deflection from outside to inside
Nakayama Hakudō 中山博道 (1873 - 1959) Japanese kendōka, jūdan, meijin
Nakayama Masatoshi 中山正敏 (1913 - 1987) Japanese Shōtōkan karateka, Chief instructor of the JKA
Nakayama Tatsusaburo 中山 辰三郎 (1870 - 1933) Shindō Yōshin ryū jūjutsu sensei of Ohtsuka Hironori
Nakayubi 中指 Middle finger
Nakayubi ippon ken 中指一本拳 Middle finger one knuckle fist
Nakayubi ippon ken uchi 中指一本拳打ち Middle finger one knuckle strike
Nakayubi ippon ken zuki 中指一本拳突き Middle finger one knuckle punch
Nakayuwai 中結わい Striking zone of the shinai
Nakazato Shūgorō 仲里 周五郎 Okinawan karateka, jūdan
Nakazu tobazu 鳴かず飛ばず Living in obscurity, lying low, remaining unnoticed
Nakazu tobazu de 鳴かず飛ばずで “A bird that neither sings nor flies,” a person of undistinguished achievements
Nakazumi 中墨 Centerline
Nak muay นักมวย Muay Thai boxer
Nak muay farang นักมวยฝรั่ง Western practitioner of muay thai
Namadume 生爪 Fingernail
Nam Huynh Dao Nam Huỳnh Đạo Vietnamese martial art
Nami ashi 並足 Wave step; walking with smooth sliding steps
Nami ashi geri 波足蹴り Wave foot kick
Nami gaeshi 波返し “Returning wave,” block using foot
Nami gaeshi gamae 波返し構え Wave breaker posture
Nami gaeshi geri 波返し蹴り Returning wave kick
Nami gaeshi, shutō sakotsu uchi 波返し、手刀鎖骨打ち
Returning wave kick, driving swordhand strike to clavicle
Nami gaeshi uke 波返し受け Returning wave block
Nami jūji jime 並十字絞め Strangle with crossed grip of lapels
Nami tsuriyose ナミツリヨセ Prow of boat plowing through waves in strong, steady beat: feeling of repeated waza in kata
Nán pài quán 南派拳 North South Fist, style of kung fu
Nana Seven
Nana korobi ya oki 七転八起 “Fall seven times; get up eight,” motto of perseverance
Nanadan 七段 Seventh degree black belt
Naname 斜め Diagonal
Naname age empi uchi 斜め揚猿臂打ち Diagonally rising elbow strike; 45° elbow in kickboxing
Naname age geri 斜め揚蹴り Diagonal rising kick
Naname ashi 斜め足 Diagonal step
Naname ate 斜め当て Diagonal strike
Naname geri 斜め蹴り Diagonal kick
Naname giri 斜め切り Diagonal cut
Naname heikō dachi 斜め並行立ち Diagonal parallel stance
Naname ken 斜め拳 Diagonal fist
Naname kiba dachi gedan oi uke 斜め騎馬立ち下段追い受け 45° horse stance lower level lunge block
Naname otoshi empi uchi 斜め落とし猿臂打ち Diagonally dropping elbow strike
Naname zenkutsu dachi 斜め前屈立ち Slanted front stance, diagonal front stance
Naname zuki 斜め突き Diagonal thrust; Kodokan Goshin Jutsu defense against slanting attack with tantō
Nanban Ippon ryū 南蠻一品流 Koryū that used various special weapons, including the chidorigane
Nanbu Yoshinao 南部義尚 (1943 - ) Founder of Nanbudō
Nanbudō 南武道 Modern Japanese fighting system, founded by Nanbu Yoshinao
Nanbukochō jidai 南北朝時代 South and North courts period (1336 - 1392), period of Japanese history when there were two emperors
Nandemo kumite 何でも組み手 Sparring with attacks unspecified in advance
Nanigoto o suru nimo
nintai ga nakute seiko senu
何事をするにも
忍耐がなくて成功せぬ
“In whatever you do, you will not succeed unless you persevere” (proverb)
Nán pài tángláng 南派螳螂 Southern Praying Mantis, style of Southern kung fu
Nán quán 南拳 Southern fist, kung fu originating south of the Yangtze River
Nanshu 南手 Okinawan karate kata, sometimes translated as “Southern hand”
Nantō Zatsuwa 南嶋雑話 Miscellaneous Writings on the Southern Kingdoms (c 1850), book by Nago Sagenta which contained some of the earliest known drawings of karate
Naohi 直霊 Direct spirit
Naore 直れ Command to rest or return to ready position (yōi); return to yōi
Naorei 直礼 Recover to musubi dachi
Naoru 治る Heal, remedy, settle, manage, govern, suppress
Naoshite 直して Command to correct stance or position
Naotte 直って Command to rest, relax, or return to stance
Narai 習い Tradition, habit, custom, learn, be taught, take lessons, study, practice
Naraigoto 習い事 Lessons by a master; accomplishment, practice
Narai sei to naru 習い性となる “Practice becomes one’s nature,” you become what you do (proverb)
Narande 並んで Command to line up
Narau yori narero 習うより慣れろ “Don’t just learn it; make it second nature”
Nari ni なりに In one’s own way or style
Narushisuto ナルシスト Big-headed; stuck-up person; egotist, narcissist
Nasake o shiru ga makoto no bushi 情けを知るが 誠 の武士 “S/he who knows kindness and compassion is a true warrior” (proverb)
Natori 名取り Accredited master
Natsu geiko 夏稽古 Summer training
Nawa Cord or rope; also
Nawa jutsu 縄術 Art of restraint with cord or rope
Nayasu 萎す To weaken the force of the opponent
Naza o kakeru 謎を掛ける To propose a kōan or lesson in the form of a riddle
Nebari 粘り Stickiness, similar to chi sao
Nebari goshi 粘り腰 Strong hips or pelvis
Nebarizuoi 粘強 Persevering or tenacious
Nèigōng 內功 Chinese breathing and meditation disciplines
Nèi jiā 內家 Internal styles of kung fu, as opposed to wàijiā, external styles
Neiji modoshi     Okinawan name for a downward spiralling projection or throw
Neiki 寝息 Breathing of a sleeper
Neiseishi 二十四步 “24 steps,” Okinawan name for Nijūshiho
Nejiri hachimaki 捩じり鉢巻き Towel twisted into a headband
Nejiri hachimaki de 捩じり鉢巻きで As hard as one can, with one’s whole heart
Nejiri nage 捩じり投げ Torquing throw
Neji zuki 捻突き Twisting punch
Nekoashi dachi 猫足立ち “Cat foot stance,” cat stance
Nekoashi dachi gedan barai, tate shutō, mae empi uchi 猫足立ち下段払い、縦手刀、前猿臂打ち Low sweep in cat stance, vertical sword-hand, front elbow strike
Nekoashi dachi no kamae 猫足立ち の 構え Posture using nekoashi dachi
Nekoashi hokō 猫足歩行 Cat step
Nekoashi kumite dachi 猫足組み手立ち Cat fighting stance
Neko damashi 猫騙し “Tricking the cat,” clapping hands in front of the opponent’s face to distract her/him then scooping a leg, a tactic from sumō
Neko gamae 猫構え Feline position
Neko ni katsuobushi 猫に鰹節 “Fish to a cat,” situation where you can’t let your guard down (proverb)
Neko ni koban 猫に小判 “Gold coins to a cat,” pearls before swine (proverb)
Neko no myōjutsu 猫の妙術 “Mysterious techniques of the cat,” 1727 essay on strategy from Inaka Soshi, by Issai Chozanshi
Nekote 猫手 Cat paw
Nekote no kuden     Lightly closed, ki infused fist with a flexible wrist
Neko undō 猫運動 “Cat exercises,” cat pushups, junbi undō
Nekoze 猫脊 “Cat back,” back of bent wrist; hunchback, rounded or arched back
Nekoze ken 猫脊拳 “Cat back fist,” back of bent wrist
Nekoze ken uchi 猫脊拳打ち “Cat back fist strike,” strike with back of bent wrist
Nekoze ken uchi age uke 猫脊拳内揚げ 受け Inside rising cat back fist block
Nekoze ken uke 猫脊拳受け “Cat back fist block,” block with back of bent wrist
                                                                                                                                                                     
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