Iaido: " The way of the sword" A Japanese
sword art focusing on drawing the sword quickly and properly, performing
the cut and returning the blade to the sheath.
Kata: A specific series of motions intended to train the body to react in a certain manner in specific combat situations.
Ki-Hon: A basic movement or a fundamental movement of a martial arts system. Ki-Hon involves the study of one or several fundamental movements of a technique. These are repeated until the movement becomes instinctive.
MMA: Mixed Martial Arts
Nin: Patience and Perseverance
Ninpiden: Secret Teachings of Ninjutsu
Ryu: ("rue") A school or style of martial arts. Each martial art contains a large number of Ryu. These in turn are sometimes divided into branches (Ha), as a result of the various masters composing new sequences of movement or technique. Before the Restoration of the Meiji era (1868) a very large number of Ryu existed; certain of them were secret and others had only a few adherents. Some prided themselves on having thousands of students.