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Martial Arts Definitions
Daab: A Thai sword used in Krabi Krabong.
Dachi: Stance.
Dai Kissaki: Enlarged point on a Japanese sword, a style more commonly found on swords from the 1700′s.
Daisan: The completed drawing phase of kyudo.
Daisho: “Big and small.” Two swords, one long and the other short, worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan.
Daito: A long sword, whose cutting edge, was over 24 inches in length, as contrasted with such shorter swords as the wakizashi (18 inches.)
Daki-age: Embrace high. Judo hip technique.
Dan: (Grade, Level, Step) A term used in the Japanese, Okinawan and Korean martial arts for anyone who has achieved the rank of at least first-degree black belt, but in reality, training time and experience determine knowledge and level.
Dang: A term used in the Vietnamese martial arts for anyone who has achieved the rank of at least first-degree black belt.
Danjun: Part of the body just below the navel which is believed to be the source of ki.
Dansha: 1st dan through 4th dan black belts.
Dayang: The female black belt ranks in the Filipino art arnis de mano.
Degree: A word used to indicate a black belt rank.
Deru pon: A term used to denote the winning of a judo contest in the opening seconds before a contestant has had time to adjust him or herself, or even grasped the opponent’s jacket.
Deshi: “Disciple” or “student.”
De-ashi-harai: Advancing foot sweep. Judo foot technique.
Djuroes: Dancelike fighting movements used in the Indonesian martial arts, similar to karate katas.
Do: “Way” or “path.” When this term is used as a suffix to a particular style of the Japanese martial arts, it is indicitive of more than just a means of combat. Do indicates a discipline and philosophy with moral and spiritual connotations, with the ultimate aim being enlightenment.
Dobak: or tobok. Korean term for a martial arts uniform.
Dobo: Japanese term for uniform
Dogi: Japanese term for a martial arts uniform.
Dogu: Tools, equipment, or instruments used in martial arts practice.
Dohyo: A circular ring, fifteen feet in diameter, in which sumo contests are conducted.
Dohyo iri: The ceremonial entry of the sumo champions into the arena.
Dojang: “Training hall” or “gymnasium.” Any facility in which the Korean martial arts are practiced.
Dojo: “The place of the way.” From do which means way, or a philosophical approach to training, and jo, which means place. A place where Japanese martial arts philosophy and techniques are practiced.
Doshu: “Master” or “master of the way.”
Dozukiri: The second stage of kyudo in which the archer sets his body into a firm stance.
Dumog: An early form of wrestling practiced by Filipino natives.

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