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This page includes some concepts commonly used in many martial arts.  Other than the direct translation of the Japanese word they are mostly my opinion on the concepts and how I apply them to my martial training or a combat situation.  If anyone knows of concepts not listed here please e-mail me them and your views on there application.  Or if you have anything you would like to add or discuss about these concepts please E-mail me at

Kokoro (Heart)
Itten (One Point)
The 5 Elements
Shin Gi Ichi Nyo
Mu Shin
Ma Ai
Ki Shin No Yoi
Ko Sho Ittai
The 9 Circles/Angles of Attack
Last updated: 12/03/00