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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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Definitions of Fighting Terms

This section contains definitions of many common fighting terms. For ease of use, I have included several helpful abbreviations in this section. See the key in Table 3.1 for an explanation of these abbreviations.

Table 3.1. Abbreviations Key
AbbreviationDescription
MAThis denotes a general martial arts term.
TThis denotes a technical fighting term that applies in all martial arts and film.
GRPThis denotes grappling arts, which includes mixed martial arts (MMA), Jujitsu, and all types of wrestling.
BXThis denotes a boxing term.

Bob (T). The act of moving your head and shoulders up and down so your opponent cannot hit you. Mike Tyson and Joe Frazier were great at this. Bobbing is similar to ducking, but a duck is a direct ...

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