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Jeet Kune Do Glossary

A

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B

Bai Jong                     Ready Position; On-Guard Position
Biu Gee                      Finger Jab; “ThrustingHand”
Biu Sao                      Palm-down Finger Thrust Block
Biu Sao Da                 Palm-down Finger Thrust Block and Hit
Bong Sao                   Bent-arm deflection; Raised Elbow Block

C

Chang Sao                 Spade Hand
Chi Gerk                     Sticky Legs
Chi Sao                      Sticky Hands Drill
Choap Chuie              Second Knuckle Fist
Chuen Sao                 Piercing Hand
Chuie                          Fist
Chum Kil                    Seek to Bridge the Gap
Chung                        Centerline; vertical
Chung Chuie              Vertical Fist; Jab
Chung Geong             Centerline Block
Chung Sim San          Centerline
Cup Chuie                  Overhead Fist
Cup Sao                     Scooping Hand

D

Da                              to Hit or Strike
Dan                            One or Single
Dan Chi Sao              Single Hand “Sticky Hands”
Daon Sao                   Low Pressing Hand
Ding Jang                  Butting Elbow
Dum Tek                    Stomp Kick

E

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F

Fak Sao                      Whisking Arm; Knife Hand Chop
Fon Sao                      Trapping Hands
Fook Sao                    Bridge Arm; Bent-arm Elbow-in Block; Hooking Hand Block

G

Gan Sao                     Splitting Block
Geong                        Block
Gin                             Upward
Gin Chuie                   Uppercut
Gin Tek                       Upward Slapping Kick
Gnoy                           Outside
Go                               High
Go Da                          High Hit
Goang Sao                  Low Outer-Wrist Block; Low Cutting Arm Block
Gua Chuie                   Back Fist
Gua Tek                       Inverted Hook Kick
Gum Sao                     Pinning Hand

H

Ha                                Low
Ha Da                           Low Hit
Ha O’oo Chuie             Shovel Hook
Ha Pak                         Low Slap
Ha So Tek                    Low Inverted Sweep Kick
Hou                              Rear
Hou Chung Chuie        Cross; Back Vertical Fist
Hou Tek                       Back Kick
Huen Sao                    Circling Hand; Small Disengagement

I

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J  

Jang                           Elbow
Jao Sao                      Large Disengagement; “Running Hand”
Jao Sao Da                 Running Hand and Hit
Jeen                            Lead
Jeet                             Intercept; Stop
Jeet Da                        Stop Hit
Jeet Gek                      Intercepting Shin; Jamming with the Shin
Jeet Kune Do               The Way of the Intercepting Hit”
Jeet Que                      Intercepting Bridge
Jeet Tek                       Intercepting Kick; Stop Kick
Jern                             Palm Strike
Jik Chung Chuie         Straight Blast” or “Battle Punch”
Jik Jern                       Straight Palm
Jik Tek                         Front Kick / Straight Kick
Jit Tek                         Straight Kick with Toe
Joap Hop                     Group Together”
Jong Sao                     Palm-Inward Block
Jong Sao Da                Palm-Inward Blockand Hit
Jong Tao                     Head Butt
Joy                               Left
Juen Tek                     Spinning Kick
Juk Tek                       Side Kick
Jum Sao                     Sinking Hand Block
Jung                            Middle
Jung Da                       Middle Hit
Jut Sao                        Jerking Hand
Jut Sao Da                   Jerking Hand and Hit

K

Kao Sao                     Curving Hand; Circling Block
Kao Sao Da                Curving Hand and Hit
Kow Tao                     Head Butt
Kup Sao                     Capturing Hand; Scooping Hand
Kwai                           Down
Kwai Jarn                   Down Elbow
Kwoon                        School or Gym

L

Lap Sao                      Deflecting Arm
Lau Sao                      Scooping Hand; Slippery Hand
Lie Sao                       Pulling Hand
Lin Lop Sao                Cross Grabbing Hand
Lin Sil Die Da              Simultaneous Block and Hit
Look Sao                     Rolling Hands Drill
Lop Sao                       Grabbing Hand
Lop Sao Da                  Grabbing Hand and Hit
Loy                               Inside
Loy Da                          Inside Hit
Loy Ha Pak                   Inside Low Slap
Loy Pak Sao                 Inside Arm Slapping Hand
Luk Sao                        Rolling Arms

M

Man Sao                       Probing Hand; Lead Hand

N

Ngoy                            Outside
Ngoy Da                       Outside Hit
Ngoy Ha Pak                Outside Low Slap
Ngoy Pak Loy Da         Split Entry; outside slap and inside hit
Ngoy Pak Sao              Outside Arm Slapping Hand

O

O’oo Chuie                   Hooking Fist; Hook
O’oo Sao                      Hooking Hand”
O’oo Tek                       Hook Kick; Roundhouse Kick
O’oo Sao Da                 Hooking Hand and Hit

P

Pak Sao                       Slapping Hand
Pak Sao Da                  Slapping Hand and Hit
Pak Sao Ngoy Da         Slap and Hit outside of the arm
Pak Sao Loy Da           Slap and Hit inside of the arm
Phon Sao                     Trapping Hands
Ping Chuie                   Horizontal Punch

Q

Qua Chuie                    Back Fist
Quan Sao                     Combination of Bong Sao and Tan Sao

R

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S

Sao                               Hand
Si-Gung                        Your Instructor’s Instructor (Dan Inosanto)
Si-Hing                         Your Senior or Older Brother
Sibak                            Your Instructor’s Senior
Sidai                             Your Junior or Younger Brother
Sifu                               Instructor or Teacher
Sijo                               Founder of the Style (Bruce Lee)
Simo                             Female Teacher; Wife of Your Teacher
Soe Gerk                      Foot Sweep
Sot Kil                          Hammerfist
Sou Tek                        Heel Hook Kick
Sung Da                       High Hit
Sung Loon Sao            High Horizontal Arm Block
Sut                               Knee
Sut Sao                        Knife-hand strike

T

Tan Sao                      Palm-up Block
Tan Sao Da                 Palm-up Block and Hit
Tok Sao                       Lifting Hand
Tut Sao                       Freeing Hand

U

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V

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W

Woang                         Cross
Woang Jern                 Side Palm
Woang Pak Sao           Cross Hand Slap
Wu Sao                        Defending Hand; Rear Hand

X, Y & Z

Yow                             Right