Martial Arts Philosophy, Concepts, etc.
Key Martial Arts Philosophies & Concepts
- Budo – Budo is the Japanese term for Japanese martial arts and means the “Martial Way”.
- Bushido – The Japanese philosophy known as “The Way of the Warrior” which combined elements such as honor, duty and self-sacrifice.
- Fa Jin – Chinese for “Release Energy”.
- Hara – Hara is the centre of the soul or the repository of life force.
- Ki – Life Force” in Japanese martial arts. Qi or Chi is the equivalent in Chinese martial arts.
- Meditation – This section focuses on the uses and objectives of meditation in martial arts training.
- Mushin – “No Mind” concept used in Karate. This is a state where one can act and react without hesitation.
- Qi or Chi – “Life Force” in Chinese martial arts. Ki is the Japanese equivalent.
- Qigong or Chigung – Ways to practice improving your Qi.
- Zanshin – A term used in Japanese martial arts that means alertness/readiness and a higher state of awareness.
- Zen – Many Japanese martial arts have been influenced by the traditions of Zen Buddhism.
Key Karate Philosophies & Concepts
- Isshin-Ryu Code
- Isshin-Ryu Creed
- Kyokushin Karate – Eleven Mottoes – These are the eleven key mottoes of Mas Oyama and Kyokushin Karate.
- 20 Principles of Karate – Guiding principles for Shotokan Karate.
Key Taekwondo Philosophies & Concepts
- Tenets of Taekwondo – Taekwondo (ITF) – The five basic tenets that serve as a guide for all students in the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF).