T: Tabako geri - tate zuki
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Tabako geri 煙草蹴り Cigarette kick
Tabi 足袋 Japanese divided sock
Tabudō geiko 他武道稽古 Practicing other martial arts
Tachi 立ち Stance
Tachi 太刀 Sword
Tachi 二 or 貳 or 弐 Okinawan for two
Tachiai no maai 立ち合いの間合 Initial distance between partners facing each other in keiko or matches, about nine steps
Tachi dori 太刀取り “Sword take away,” defense against sword, either empty-handed or with weapon
Tachi fumi 太刀踏み Stopping opponent from drawing sword or cutting with it
Tachi fumi no heihō 太刀踏みの兵法 “Strategy of stamping on the sword,” strategy of stopping the preparation to attack; preemptive attack
Tachi futakoshi 太刀二腰 Two swords
Tachi hiza 立ち膝 Kneeling stance
Tachi gata 立ち型 Stance; fighting stance
Tachi kaze 太刀風 “Sword wind”: sound of cut
Tachi kendō 立ち剣道 Takeda ryū Nakamura ha term for kenjutsu
Tachi makiwara 立ち巻藁 Striking post
Tachi mochi 太刀持ち Sword bearer; also katana mochi; rikishi carrying sword following yokozuna into ring
Tachi mogi no kagi 太刀椀ぎの鈎 “Sword plucking hook,” the L-shaped hook on a jutte
Tachiōjō 立ち往生 Bring to a standstill, stall, strand, but originally, to die standing [with sword in hand], as in Benkei no tachiōjō, the folk hero who died on his feet defending his lord, Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Tachi rei 立ち礼 Standing bow
Tachi sabaki 太刀捌き Swordplay, swordsmanship
Tachi saki 太刀先 Point of sword; forceful debate
Tachi suji 太刀筋 Cutting path a sword should trace or did trace; way of using sword; swordsmanship
Tachi tanbō 立ち短棒 Standing techniques against tanbō
Tachi tantō 立ち短刀 Standing techniques against tantō
Tachi uchi 太刀打ち To cross swords, oppose, or contend; old name for kenjutsu
Tachiuchi ga dekinai 太刀打ちが出来ない To be no match for
Tachi waza 立ち技 Standing techniques
Tada ima 只今 “Only this moment,” “only now”
Tada mono de wa nai ただ者ではない To be no ordinary fellow
Tadashii 正しい Correct
Tadashī katachi 正しい形 Correct form
Tadashiki mono wa kannan ōshi 正しき者は 艱難多し “The honest man has many difficulties” (proverb)
Tae chiang เตะเฉียง Muay thai roundhouse or angle kick
Taekkyeon 택견 Traditional Korean martial art
Taekwondo 태권도 Korean striking art
Tae uke   Kamae with one arm across chest palm down and other beside ribs palm up
Tagai ni rei 互いに礼 Bowing to each other
Tai Body, health, constitution, appearances
Tai atari 体当たり Body strike, colliding bodies to unbalance opponent, esp in kendō
Tai atari de kuzushi
zuki to geri de tatamikomu
体当たりで崩し
突きと蹴りで畳み込む
Stepping in with punches
Tai chi chuan 太极拳 One of the three best-known styles of neijia, internal kung fu
Tai chikara 体力 Using external muscle power
Taido 態度 Attitude, manner, behavior
Taido 大度 Magnaminity
Taidō 躰道 “The way of the body,” Japanese martial art founded 1965 by Shukumine Seiken
Taidō 体動 Body motion
Taifū te 台風手 or 颱風手 “Typhoon hand,” spiraling hand in makikomi waza
Tai gamae 体構え Closed stance
Taigei wa mugei 大芸は無芸 “Many accomplishments are no accomplishments,” jack of all trades, master of none (proverb)
Taihai 大敗 Crushing defeat
Taihen jutsu 体変術 “Body changing skill,” methods of rolling, leaping and running to avoid injury
Taihineri barai uke 体捻り払い受け Body twisting down block
Taihineri ko uke 体捻り弧受け Body twisting arc block (
Taihineri ura uke 体捻り裏受け Body twisting hooking block
Taiho jutsu 逮捕術 Police techniques
Tai iku 体育 Physical education or training
Tai ikuhō 体育法 Body conditioning or physical education, guiding principle for Kanō Jigorō
Taijin teki ginō 対人的技能 Appropriate techniques used to respond to moves of opponent
Tàijí quán 太极拳 One of the three most well-known styles of neijia, internal kung fu
Tàijí tú 太极图 The diagram of yin and yang (Chinese)
Taijō 体場 “Body place,” dōjō floor or practice area
Taijō 退場 Leaving, exit
Taijū no idō 体重の移動 Weight shifting, a kind of tai sabaki
Taijutsu 体術 “Body skill” or “body art,” art of unarmed combat; another name for jūjutsu; system of physical techniques of karate (cf shinjutsu); classical form of martial art
Taikai 大会 Tournament, demonstration or mass meeting
Taikaku 体格 Physique, build, constitution
Taikan no hokyō undō 体幹 の 補強運動 Core training
Taikawashi gedan barai 体躱し下段払い Body shifting lower level sweep
Taikawashi ude uke no shisei 体躱し 腕受け の 姿勢 Body shift forearm block posture
Taiken 帯剣 Wearing sword or armed with sword
Taiken 大賢 Great sage
Taiken 大権 Supreme authority
Taiken 体幹 Trunk of body
Taiki bansei 大器晩成 “Great talents mature late,” “To achieve greatness late in life”
Taiki gamae 待気構え Defense preparation stance
Taikiken 太気拳 “Great energy boxing,” Japanese version of hsing i founded by Sawai Kenichi
Taiki shisei kempō 太気至誠拳法 Japanese version of hsing i founded by Sawai Kenichi
Taikō no katanagari 太閤の刀狩り Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s sword hunt, Hideyoshi’s edict of disarmament (1588)
Tai kuzushi 太崩し Breaking the balance of the body
Taikyoku 太極 First cause, kata
Taikyokuken 太極拳 Japanese name for taijiquan
Taikyoku shodan 太極初段 First cause, number one, kata
Taikyoku nidan 太極二段 First cause, number two, kata
Taikyoku sandan 太極三段 First cause, number three, kata
Tainin 体認 Body recognition; understanding based on experience
Tainin 大任 Important task, heavy responsibility
Tai no henkō 体の変更 Body change or shift
Tai no sen 待の先 To wait for the initiative; to take initiative after the opponent attacks
Tai no shinshuku 体の伸縮 Physical expansion and contraction, as in kata
Tai o kawasu 体を交わす To parry or dodge
Tai o mae ni taosu undō 体を前に倒す運動 Waist scoop, junbi undō (warm-up exercise)
Tai otoshi 體落とし Body drop throw
Taira Flat, even, level, horizontal, smooth; family of warriors; enemies of the Minamoto
Tairaguwa Gushikawa   (1870 - 1924) Okinawan karateka (Shuri-te) and expert in kobudō
Taira Shinken 平信賢 (1897 - 1970) Okinawan karateka and kobudōka
Tairyō 体量 Body weight
Tairyoku 体力 Physical strength
Tairyu jiai 他流試合 Matches between schools
Tai sabaki 体捌き Body movement, body shifting, body turning, oneness of movement
Tai sabaki hazushi waza 体捌き外し技 Body movement aiding escape from a grasp or hold
Tai sabaki nidan 体捌き二段 Karate kata
Tai sabaki sandan 体捌き三段 Karate kata
Tai sabaki shodan 体捌き初段 Karate kata
Taisei 体勢 Stance or posture full of spirit; posture, stance
Taisen 体線 Line of the side of the body;
Taisha ryū タイ捨流 Koryū sword, spear, and others
Tai Sheng Men 大聖門 “Great Saint” style of Monkey Kung Fu
Taishi ichiban 大死一番 Exerting to the utmost; prepared to die if necessary; spiritual rebirth
Tai Shing Pek War Men 大聖劈掛門 Style of Monkey Kung Fu developed by Kan Tak Hoi
Taishō 対象 Target, object of worship or study, subject of taxation etc
Taisō 体操 Calisthenics, exercises, gymnastics
Tai soku 体側 Side of the body
Tai soku empi uke 体側猿臂受け Elbow block to side of body
Tai soku ni 体側に To the side of the body
Tai soku sen 体側線 Line of the side of the body
Tai tai no sen 体々の先 Tactic of simultaneous attack; in Go Rin no Sho, “accompany and forestall him”
Taitō 大刀 Long sword
Taitō 帯刀 Wearing katana in obi
Taitō 駘蕩 Peaceful and calm, large and wide
Taitō gomen 帯刀御免 Non-samurai granted privilege of wearing sword during Edo jidai
Taitoku 体得 Body realization; mastery, knack, realization, experience, comprehension

Taiyō shinkei sō

太陽神経叢 Solar plexus or celica plexus
Taizen jijaku 泰然自若 Having presence of mind, self-possessed, imperturbable, calm
Taka geri 高蹴り High kick
Takahara Pēchin 高原 親雲上 (1683 - 1760) Okinawan karateka, sensei of “Tōde” Sakugawa Pēchin
Takamura ha Shindō Yōshin ryū
高村派新道楊神流 Branch of Shindō Yoshin ryū jūjutsu founded by Takamura Yukiyoshi
Takamura Yukiyoshi   (1928 - 2000) Japanese founder of Takamura ha Shindō Yoshin ryū jūjutsu
Takano Hiromasa 高野弘正 (1900 - 1987) Japanese kendōka, jūdan, meijin
Takataka yubi 高高指 or 高々指 Middle finger
Take Bamboo, common metaphor for budō; middle of a three-tier ranking system
Take bō 竹棒 Bamboo staff
Takeda ryū Nakamura ha 武田中村派 Gendai budō founded by Nakamura Hisashi that includes aikidō, iaidō, jōdō, jukenpō, tachi kendō, shugijutsu and shurikenjutsu
Takeda Sōkaku 武田惣角 Master of Daito-ryū aikijutsu and teacher of Ueshiba Morihei
Take mitsu 竹光 Bamboo sword
Takemusu 武産す Spontaneously created martial arts ; martial creativity
Takemusubi   Creative energy of the universe
Takenouchi ryū 竹内流 Koryū jūjutsu, hade, bōjutsu, kenjutsu, iaijutsu, hojōjutsu, naginatajutsu and others
Take ori 竹折 “Bamboo break,” type of wristlock
Takeri kurū 猛り狂う To go beserk or on a rampage
Takeshi 武し or 猛し Bravery (archaic)
Take yari 竹槍 Bamboo spear
Take yari sen jutsu 竹槍戦術 Tactics of fighting a technologically advanced adversary with primitive weapons; sole reliance on simple determination (naive spiritualism) in fighting an overwhelming foe
Taki Waterfall
Takimikazuchi no Mikoto 武甕槌命 Guardian kami of the martial arts
Taki shugyō 滝修行 Purification ritual under a waterfall
Takkan 達観 or たっ観 Farsightedness; taking a philosophic view
Takkuru タックル
Tackle
Takuan Sōhō 沢庵 宗彭 (1573 - 1645) Zen priest who influenced kendō
Takushoku Daigaku Karate Bu 拓殖大学空手部 Takushoku University Karate Club
Takushu rei 拓手礼 Open hand seated bow
Takushu zarei 拓手座礼 Open hand seated bow
Tama Spirit, soul, ghost
Tama geri 玉蹴り Groin kick
Tamagusari 玉鎖 Japanese chain weapon with weight on one or two ends
Tamahagane 玉鋼 Japanese steel used for forging swords, made from black sand
Tamamushi iro 玉虫色 “Colors of the jewel beetle,” like iridescent wings of tamamushi beetle, things look different from different angles; convoluted statement or vague situation that can be interpreted in more ways than one, equivocal, ambivalent
Tamashii Soul or spirit
Tambō 短棒 Short stick, two to three feet long
Tame ため Being composed mentally, physically and spiritually in the face of an attack; moment of mental and physical preparation, accumulating strength and spirit, before starting technique); slowing or controlling energy strategically to set up a subsequent explosive move or release
Tamerau 躊う Hesitate; waver
Tameshi 試し or 験し Test or trial
Tameshigiri 試し切り or 試し斬り Test cutting with a sword;
Tameshiwari 試し割り Breaking, as in a demonstration of breaking boards or bricks
Tamiya ryū 田宮流 Koryū iaijutsu
Tamonten 多聞天 “Listening to many teachings,” Japanese god of war
Tan Gallbladder; spirit
Tan Forge, temper, train, drill, [instill] discipline
Tan Hojo undō device resembling a barbell
Tanaka Fumon 田中普門 (1943 - ) Sōke of Kukishin Ryu Bujutsu, Koden Enshin Ryū, Honmon Enshin Ryū Suemonogiri Kenpō, Tenshin Hyoho Shoden Kukamishin Ryū
Tanaka Masahiko 田中正彦 (1941 - ) Japanese karateka
Tanbō 短棒 “Short stick,” two to three feet long;
Tanbō dori 短棒取り “Tanbō take away”
Tanbō higi 短棒秘技 “Secret tanbō techniques,” another name for hishigijutsu, the art of the hardwood truncheon
Tanbō jutsu 短棒術 Art of the tanbō
Tanbō kake 短棒懸け Tanbō storage rack
Tanden 丹田 Abdomen below the navel; center of balance of the body
Tanden katsu 丹田活 “Abdomen method” of kappō
Tandoku dōsa 単独動作 Solo exercise
Tandoku renshū 単独練習 Solo practice
Tanemura Shōtō 種村匠刀 (1947 - ) founder of Genbukan, a modern Japanese fighting system
Tanen 単演 Single form practice; cf sōtai
Tángláng quán 螳螂拳 Northern Praying Mantis, style of Northern kung fu, also Praying Mantis Fist
T’ang Ta Ch’i     Chinese tea trader and expert in Wu Tsu Ch’uan (Five Ancestor Boxing) who resided in Naha
Tani Chōjirō 谷 長治郎 (1922 - 1988) Japanese karateka, student of Mabuni Kenwa and founder of Shūkōkai
Tanin geiko 他人稽古 Practicing with multiple attackers
Taninzu gake 多人数掛け Multiple attackers; cf tasū no teki
Tani otoshi 谷落とし “To push off a cliff” throw; “valley drop” throw which dumps opponent on head
Tanjō 短杖 Japanese short stick or walking stick
Tanjōjutsu 短杖術 Art of short or walking stick
Tanken 探险 Short sword
Tankendō 探险道 The way of the short sword
Tanken jutsu 探险術 Art of the short sword
Tankon 探棒 Okinawan term for short stick
Tanpankan 担板漢 “The fellow carrying a board,” someone who can see only one way
Tanren 鍛練 Training, as process of forging
Tanren bō 鍛錬棒 Bat used in aikidō for strength and suburi training
Tanren gata 鍛練型 Solo kata; advanced kata; “forging” kata
Tanren gumite 鍛練組手 Drill sparring
Tanrenhō 鍛練法 Training exercise
Tanren uchi 鍛練打ち Bokken practice striking a resistant target, such as a tire
Tanshiki 単式 Regular makiwara; simple system
Tanshin gamae   Tanshin posture
Tansho 短所 Fault, defect, weak point, cf chōsho
Tansō 短槍 “Short spear,” waza for used of a broken spear
Tantō 短刀 “Short sword,” knife or dagger-sized short sword, less than 1 shaku (11.9")
Tantō dori 短刀取り Art of disarming an opponent with a knife; knife take away
Tantō jutsu 短刀術 Art of fighting with a knife
Tán Tuǐ 彈腿 Northern kung fu style emphasizing kicks (Chinese)
Taore geri 倒れ蹴り Any falling or dropping kick
Taorete nochi yamu 倒れて後止む “Stop after falling,” fight until you collapse, never give up
Taoshi waza 倒し 技 Take down techniques
Tare 垂れ Hanging; skirts of bōgu or coat
Taro   First born son (Hogen); traditionally, family arts were taught only to the first born male
Taryū jiai 他流試合 Challenge match between practitioners of different styles
Tashin gamae 他心構え Side crossed-arms posture
Tassha 達者 Skillful; in good health
Tasshi 達師 Expert teacher, historically term replaced by kyoshi
Tasshi 達士 Expert, skilled hand, master
Tasshiki 達識 Farsightedness, insight
Tasū no teki 多数の敵 Great number of enemies
Tatakai 戦い or 闘い or 戰い Fight, battle
Tatakai nuku 戦い抜く To fight to the bitter end
Tatakawazushite katsu 戦わずして勝つ “To win without fighting”
Tataki age 叩き上げ “Working one’s way up,” learning through suffering, never say die character developed through long training
Tatami Japanese floor mat, traditionally made of rice straw
Tatami omote 畳表 Facing of a tatami, used for tameshigiri
Tatara Traditional Japanese furnace used to smelt steel for swords; foot-operated bellows, esp for such a furnace
Tatara seitetsu 鑪製鉄 Traditional Japanese method of steel production (for swords)
Tate Vertical, standing or upright
Tate 殺陣 Sword battle
Tate empi 縦猿臂 Vertical (uppercut) elbow
Tate empi uchi 縦猿臂打ち Vertical elbow strike
Tate geri 蹴り Vertical kick
Tate hiji ate 縦肘当て Vertical elbow strike
Tate hiraken 縦平拳 Vertical flat fist
Tate hiza 立膝 Battlefield sitting posture
Tate jiku 縦軸 Vertical line
Tate ken 縦拳 Standing fist or vertical fist
Tate ken gyaku zuki 縦拳逆突き Standing fist reverse punch
Tate ken shita zuki 縦拳下突き Downward punch with vertical fists
Tateki 多敵 Multiple attackers
Tateki geiko 多敵稽古 Practice with multiple attackers
Tateki no heihō 多敵の兵法 Strategy to deal with multiple attackers
Tateki uchi 干城 打ち or 多敵打ち
Fighting with multiple attackers
Tate kote ori 縦小手折 Vertical wrist break
Tate kubi geri 縦首蹴り Vertical neck kick
Tatemae 建前 or 建て前 or
立前 or 立て前
“Facade,” reality that everyone professes to be true, even though they may not privately believe it; poker face; cf honne; tea ceremony procedures; ceremony for the erection of a framework for a house
Tate mawashi hiji ate 縦回し当て Vertical roundhouse elbow strike
Tate mawashi tettsui uchi 縦回し鉄槌打ち Vertical roundhouse hammerfist strike
Tate mawashi uraken uchi 縦回し裏拳打ち Vertical roundhouse backfist strike
Tate musō gamae 縦 無相構え Vertical incomparable posture
Tate nōtō 縦納刀 Sheathing sword edge up
Tate nukite 縦貫手 Vertical spear hand
Tate seishan dachi 縦十三立 Yoko seishan dachi rotated 90° to the front.
Tate sen 縦線 Vertical line
Tate shakai 縦社会 Vertical society; system of relationships such as sempai-kohai
Tate shutō 縦手刀 Vertical sword hand or vertical sword hand strike
Tate shutō barai 縦手刀払い Vertical sword hand sweeping parry
Tate shutō no kamae 縦手刀の構え Vertical sword hand posture
Tate shutō osae 縦手刀押え Vertical sword hand press
Tate shutō uke 縦手刀受え Vertical sword hand block
Tate shutō gyaku uke 縦手刀逆受え Vertical sword hand reverse block
Tate uraken uchi 縦裏拳打ち Vertical backfist strike
Tate yonhon nukite 縦四本貫手 Vertical four-finger spear hand
Tate zuki 縦突き Vertical punch
                                                                                                  

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