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Wa Accord or harmony
Wa Circle, wheel, ring, loop
Wabi Spartan understatement
Wabi-sabi 侘寂 The beauty to be found in quiet and elegant simplicity
Wadō ryū 和道流 “Way of peace style,” founded by Ohtsuka Hironori
Wadōryū Karatedō Renmei 和道流空手道連盟 International Federation of Wadō ryū Karatedō Organizations
Wagamama 我が儘 or 我が侭 Selfishness, egoism, self-indulgence, willfulness
Wàijiā 外家 External styles of kung fu
Wai khru ram muay ไหว้ครูรำมวย A dance-like ritual performed before Muay Thai matches
Wajutsu 和術 “Art of harmony,” form of jūjutsu devised by Oguri Neimon, who found Oguri Ryū
Wakai 若い Young, green, inexperienced, immature
Wakarimasen 分かりません “I don’t understand”
Wakarimashita 分かりました “I understand,” “I see”
Wakarimasu ka 分かりますか “Do you understand?”
Waka musha 若武者 Young warrior
Waka sensei 若先生 Young master; son of the headmaster or founder; Funakoshi Yoshitaka
Waki 和気 Harmonious atmosphere
Waki Ribs, side; another place; in kendō, side kamae
Waki Armpit
Wakibara 脇腹 Side of body between armpit and waist; flank
Wakiga 腋臭 Body odor
Waki gamae 脇構え Side posture
Waki gatame 脇固め Side lock, arm bar
Wakige 腋毛 or 脇毛 Tameshigiri through both nipples; armpit hair
Waki kage 脇影 Armpit
Waki no kamae 脇の構え Side posture
Waki no shita 脇の下 Armpit
Waki o akeru 脇を開ける Space between the body and arm that causes weak technique
Waki o shimeru 脇を絞める Minimizing the space between the body and the arm executing technique
Waki uchi 脇打ち Strike to the side of opponent
Wakizashi 脇差 or 脇指 Short sword, between 11.9" (1 shaku) and 23.7"
Wakonkansai 和魂漢才 Japanese spirit with Chinese learning or techniques
Wakonyōsai 和魂洋才 Japanese spirit with Western learning or techniques
Waku Confusion or being disturbed, one of the shikai
Wan Arm
Wana no kakeai no myō 罠の掛け合いの妙
Hooking trap to throw
Wandō 王道 “King’s way,” Okinawan karate kata
Wanduan 王道   “King’s way,” Okinawan karate kata
Wankan 王冠 “King’s crown,” karate kata
Wan kotsu 腕骨 Carpus, wristbone
Wan ryoku 腕力 Brute strength, physical strength, muscular power, force; cf seishin ryoku
Wanshu 云手 Karate kata
Wáng Yángmíng 王陽明 (1472 - 1529) Founder of Oyomei-style Confucianism.
Wantō 腕刀 Forearm, “arm sword”  
Wantō 湾刀 Curved sword, contrasted with chokutō
Wantsū, hidari fukku, migi appā,
hidari rō kikku, migi hai kikku
ワンツー、ひだりフック、右アッパー、
左ローキック、右ハイキック
One-two, left hook, right body-shot, left low kick, right high kick
Wantsū, hidari fukku, migi sutorēto ワンツー、左フック、右ストレート
One-two, left hook, right straight punch
Wantsū, hidari in rō kikku,
chūdan hiza geri, jōdan hiza geri
ワンツー、左インローキック、
中断ヒザ蹴り、上段ヒザ蹴り
One-two, left inner thigh kick, mid-level knee strike, high knee strike
Wantsū, mawashi geri, hizageri ワンツー、 回し蹴り、膝蹴り One-two, roundhouse kick, knee strike
Wantsū kara migi jōdan mawashi geri ワンツーから右上段回し蹴り One-two and right upper-level roundhouse kick combination
Wantsū kara no kōsoku mawashi geri ワンツーから高速廻し蹴り One-two and quick roundhouse kick
Wantsū, mawashi geri, hiza geri ワンツー、 回し蹴り、膝蹴り
One-two, roundhouse kick, knee strike
Wantsū, migi rō kikku, hidari sutorēto, hidari hai kikku ワンツー、右ローキック、左ストレート、左ハイキック
One-two, right low kick, left straight punch, left high kick
Wantsū, migi rō kikku, migi hai kikku ワンツー、右ローキック、右ハイキック
One-two, right low kick, right high kick
Wantsū panchi, migi hai kikku, hidari jōdan hiza geri ワンツーパンチ、右ハイキック、左上段ひざ蹴り
One-two, right high kick, left high knee strike
Wan tsū taisuru difensu ワンツー対する ディフェンス
Defense against one-two
Wan uke 腕受け Arm block
Waribashi 割箸 Metal chopsticks
Warikōgai 割笄 Metal chopsticks
Wari uke 割受け Split block
Wari uke zuki 割受け突き Split block punch
Waru 割る To take the centerline in defense or offence
Washi Eagle
Washide 鷲手 Eagle hand
Washide age uchi 鷲手揚げ打ち Eagle hand rising strike
Washide gedan otoshi uchi 鷲手下段 落とし打ち Lower level dropping eagle hand strike
Washide jime 鷲手絞め Eagle hand strangle
Washide jōdan zuki age 鷲手上段突き揚げ Upper level rising punch with eagle hand
Washide uchi 鷲手打ち Eagle hand strike
Washide uke 鷲手受け Eagle hand block
Washin ryū 和真流 “Harmony with truth,” karatedō ryū
Washi zukami 鷲 掴 み Eagle grasp
Wasurenaide 忘れないで Don’t forget, never forget
Wa uke 輪受け Circle block
Waza Technique
Waza ari 技有り Half point; “almost a point”; good technique
Waza ga tsukiru 技が尽きる To conclude a technique , which is an opportunity for counterattack
Waza geiko 技-稽古 Practice in which the student learns and refines technique with a receiving partner
Wazamono 業物 Sharp sword
Waza no kankyū 技の緩急 “The relative tempo of techniques,” from the 19th principle of Funakoshi’s Nijū Kun
Waza no kankyū no heihō 技の緩急の兵法 Strategy of controlling the speed of the fight
Waza o hodokosu kōki 技を施す好機 The psychological moment to execute a technique
Waza o korosu 技を殺す “Killing the technique,” striking the attacking limb before it reaches its target; cf stop hit
Waza o migaku 技を磨淬 To improve one’s skill
Wazashi 業師 Tricky wrestler; shrewd fellow
Wénmíng qí jīngshén, yěmán qí tǐpò 文明其精神,野蛮其体魄。 “Civilize the mind; make savage the body” (Mao Zedong)
Wing Chun 詠春   “Spring chant” or “forever spring”: Southern Chinese kung fu
Wǔdāngquán 武當拳 Style of internal kung fu
Wǔdāng Shān 武当山 Venerated mountain range in China’s Hubei province, the site of monasteries known for martial arts, meditation, traditional Chinese medicine and related arts
Wǔ dé 武德 Martial virtue or martial culture (Mandarin)
Wǔgōng 武功 Martial ability (Mandarin)
Wǔ shì tàijíquán 武氏太極拳 
Wu style of tàijíquán
Wúmíng shì 无名士 “Nameless one” (Mandarin)
Wǔbèizhì 武備志 Chinese name for the 18th or 19th c book, Bubishi, crucial to the development of karatedō
Wǔshù 武術 Chinese performing martial arts; Chinese pronounciation of bujutsu
Wúwèi zhēnrén 無位真人 “A true person of no rank” (Mandarin)
Wú xián guì 呉 賢貴 (1852 - 1930) Kung fu master who taught Higaonna Kanryō
Wǔxíng 五形 Five Animals kung fu; five forms kung fu
Wǔzǔquán 五祖拳 Five Ancestors Fist, a Southern style of kung fu and antecedent to Okinawan karate