Deja Fu – when you feel like you’ve had this martial arts battle before.
Taekwondoughnut – what my mom always says after we get a fresh dozen
Karate – what Mom’s stew tastes like when she puts too many carrots in it.
Shoedo – the ancient art of throwing shoes at your opponent (sometimes spelled “Judo” for unknown reasons)
Aikido – What Uncle Art says before he laughs and after saying something that makes grandma blush
Combat – the scariest bat in the world.
Self-defense – when you take down all the fences on your property.
Dojo – the active form of Mojo
Spar – what you call a drinking establishment after you’ve had too much of their wares.
Fight – What my big sister, Janie, and I get into whenever she wants to watch a stupid show while I’m watching a really good one
Punch – ginger ale, donut shaped ice, and some kind of red or pink liquid
Kickboxing – a game kids play sometimes while camping or away from technology. All you need is a box and your feet
Master – what old people put before my name when sending me letters
Sensei – the Canadian form of the word “Sense”
Ninja – what Dad always calls his skills
Green Belt – what my Mom calls the strip of our lawn that gets watered by our neighbor’s sprinkler
Black Belt – what Mom wears after Labor Day
Brown Belt – What Mom calls the rest of the lawn.
Yellow Belt – what Mom says dad puts on any time he sees a spider
Martial Arts – when you paint or do pottery or some crafty thing with your wife
Bellicose – What Dad calls Mom when he wants to make her feel special and thinks he’s speaking Italian