I ask for patience and indulgence with a caveat that all comments complementing, correcting or refuting my views are "Welcome." If you do refute or correct my posting please provide a source for the correction.
I have five web sites I use in my research along with several books on the cultural words of the country involved, i.e. Japan and China, not to forget two outstanding dictionaries in book form.
Welcome or "Mensori," to the martial art terminology blog, I look forward to an continuous exchange of information to take us closer to the culture and belief systems that brought us the arts such as Okinawan Karate/Kobudo, Japanese Aikido and the many other systems in practice today.