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Bunkai

Bunkai

What Does Bunkai Mean? Bunkai bun·kai \ˈbün-ˈkī\ noun Definition: This refers to kata applications being used in a demonstration with real opponents. Bunkai is very useful, as it shows how each stance and movement in karate is used. View More Karate Glossary Terms:...
Bushido

Bushido

What Does Bushido Mean? Bushido bu·shi·do \ˈbu̇-shi-ˌdō\ noun Definition: A general martial arts term rather than being strictly a karate one. It is a Japanese word for the Samurai life and is loosely based on the concept of chivalry. Its literal meaning is “military...
Bo Staff

Bo Staff

What Does Bo Staff Mean? Bo Staff bo·staff \ˈbō\ staf\ noun Definition: This is a long wooden stick that is usually 1.8 meters in length. Although pine wood and bamboo are sometimes used, hardwood such as red or white oak is the favored material for a bo staff. View...