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Barai                                       

Sweep, or a sweeping action. Gedan Barai is a block that uses such a sweeping action.

Bassai Dai                           

‘To Storm A Fortress major’ Kata.

Bassai Sho                          

‘To Storm A Fortress minor’ Kata

Bitei                                    

Coccyx, a vulnerable area of the spine often targeted in Atemi Waza

Bo                                       

A long wooden stick, which is roughly six feet long. Bassai Sho, Jitte and Meikyo kata teach applications for defence against such weapons.

Bu                                       

Is the prefix of ‘Budo’ (The Martial Way). Military.

Bubishi                               

An ancient artefact dealing with many matters in the Martial Arts such as Striking points and herbal recipes for ill health.

Budo                                   

The Prefix ‘Bu’ translates to mean ‘To Stop A Spear’, the suffix ‘Do’ being ‘Way’. Many take this to mean ‘The Martial Way’, a manner by which to conduct yourself – With honour, courage and courtesy

Budo seishin                      

The martial spirit

Budo Ka                           

A student of the Budo teachings

Budo Kan                         

A Martial Arts training area or hall

Budo seishin                      

The scientific study of the Martial Arts

Buki                                

Weaponry. A ‘Bo’ would for example come under this category.

Bunkai                            

 A study of the techniques, and applications of the movements primarily in the study of kata.

Buryoku                         

Power that is internal

Bushido                          

‘The Way of the Warrior’