Speaking the Language

One of the biggest obstacles to learning anything is its language.  No matter what it is, each career, occupation, skill, family, organization, country, region, etc. has its own language.  For a learner, the vocabulary specific to the discipline must be acquired in order to think about the different aspects of that discipline.  In basic Mathematics, sum, product, quotient, and factor are some of these content specific words.  With each level of understanding, sometimes new vocabulary accompanies that level, as in literature we first learn a figure of speech before refining further between a simile and a metaphor.  Using the vocabulary of a discipline provides the vehicle for communication and transmission of the skills.

Attached here is a basic set of words used commonly at Iaido Tanshinjuku, and in Iaido practice.  Keep Training!

Iaido Tanshinjuku glossary