We find that in some schools a new language is formed among its’ students and instructors. We have provided some of those here for you. More terms will be posted. Students are welcomed to ask for some terms to be defined and posted as well.

Interdisciplinary Training:

Teachings that go BEYOND single branches of the art, as well as the art itself.

  • Establishing a student’s ability to “CREATE” , “MAINTAIN”, and “USE” CONNECTION

  • Looking at the MECHANICS of the art: biological, anatomical, neurological, and metaphysical concepts.

  • Developing BOUNDARIES, and teaching more than physical defense.

  • Integrates hard and soft styles, internal and external training.

  • Develops learning potential by helping students analyze the “HOW & WHY” in learning the art, as it applies outside of the Martial Art’s discipline and into our “PERSONAL LIVES AND PRACTICES“.

  • Teaching mentally, the philosophical, historical, politically scientific, sociological and psychological concepts within the traditional methods of the Art, helping students to “RECOGNIZE AND APPRECIATE” the purpose of study.

“CLASSICAL” Private Training:

  • One on one Instruction. Student with Instructor.

  • Personal training geared towards personal development in areas targeted for improvement.

  • Personal time and pace for learning required core Material as well as material unique to that students learning path.

  • No matter what “YOUR PERSONAL GOAL” for learning, we will develop a means of success.

“PRACTICAL” Partner Training:

  • Two to Four students with an instructor.

  • Personal Training covering application of learned material.

  • Designed primarily to discuss how maneuvers work with different people.

  • How to modify classical material to gauge distance, speed, accuracy, and perfect technique to an “INDIVIDUAL’S BEST ABILITY“.

  • To interact socially, defining respect and understanding in the art and build and enhance “COMMUNICATION“.

“TACTICAL” Group Training:

  • Five or more students participating in a class.

  • Designed to be fast paced, tactically adaptive.

  • Students follow instruction and not each other.

  • Interactively moving from one situation to another without time for explanation and analysis. Building instinct, reaction, and flexibility.

  • “REAL TIME” skills and mind set developed for a constantly changing and accelerating world.

Personal Practice Time:

  • When a student comes in during non-group time and non-personal lesson time, and spends time practicing in-studio on own material, without instruction.

  • Students unable to physically participate are able to take notes and learn observational skills and insights while group is active.

Home Study:

  • Time spent away from studio, practicing or training in material and reflecting upon principles.

FELLOW Respect:

  • When students bow together.

  • Demonstrating respect of individual abilities and displaying “TRUST & AWARENESS” of each other and surroundings.

MUTUAL Respect:

  • When instructor and student bow to each other.

  • Demonstrating respect of mutual learning and teaching potential.

  • Understanding that it takes time to build trust and a relationship that meets in the middle.

  • Both instructor and student learn from each other so both accomplish their goal.



  • When students and Instructors bow toward members of the art who are not present, or toward concepts such as the country, loss life, or historical situations that can only be displayed through imagination or symbolic representation.

To honor and respect the person or concept, knowing that it cannot be nor expected to be shown back, but that it is appreciated and is of highest regard.