Martial Arts Definitions W

Martial Arts Definitions
Wa: “Accord.” An ancient Japanese term for harmony, accord, and coordination.
Wado ryu: “Way of peace.” A Japanese style of karate developed from jujutsu and earlier karate styles. It is one of the four major karate systems practiced in the world today.
Waki: “Side” or “flank.”
Wakizashi: “Short sword.” The shorter of the samurai’s two swords, with a blade of sixteen to twenty-three inches long.
Waza: Technique.
Wing chun: “Beautiful springtime.” A form of Chinese kung fu that centers around strong linear punches and centerline movement.
Wushu: “War arts.” A Chinese term broadly encompassing “martial arts”.