Glossary Martial Arts / Term


When it follows any particular style of the Japanese martial arts, thisterm meansthe "way," or more clearly, "the way to enlightenment, self-realization, and understanding." Do implies that a martial art has been transformed from a practical means of combat to an educational form with emphasis on perfection of human character. Kendo breastplate; constructed chiefly of heavy strips of bamboo covered by lacquered leather. The leatherwork and lacquer are often beautifully decorated.

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