What most people don’t know about me is that I used to study Karate and Aikido. Love them both, but had to give up these studies as I was just too busy with other obsessions. I am tempted to go back.
I learned quite a bit, and not just learning the punches, kicks, and throws. It gave me a sense of balance and control, and esp. with Aikido, not to deliberately hurt someone.
During the time I had the opportunity to learn some Japanese words. Not just counting in Japanese, but names of positions and concepts as well.
Below is one word such word. And while I don’t remember exactly it being a word from either Karate or Aikido, it may have been, or I might have picked it up from somewhere else.
Anyway, here is the WOW word.
SEIZA (S) [n. A kneeling position in Japanese martial arts]