Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 14

The Icarus Factor

Aired Unknown Apr 24, 1989 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Anbo-jytsu, proper spelling is Anbou-jitsu, is derived from Japanese Jujitsu (actually Juujutsu, which means calming skill, but the term has been Anglicized to Jujitsu). Jujitsu is martial arts without a weapon. Here, the fighting is with a stick or bou. The Anbou-jitsu uniforms that Riker and his father are wearing have Japanese characters (Kanji) written on their front chest plates. Will Riker's uniform contains the characters Mizu, Tsuchi, and Ho or Water, Earth, and Fire. Kyle Riker's chest plate contains the characters Ho, Sora, and Mizu or Fire, Sky, and Water. In the centre of the ring is the kanji character Hoshi or Star. The sides of the ring also contain the kanji for Fire and Water. Riker and his father open with the words Yoroshiku onegaishimasu or I am very pleased to meet you. When Will is knocked down, both times he uses the word Matta! or Hold! At the end he says that Hachidan Kiritsu is illegal. Actually, Hachidan Kiritsu means Eighth Rule. Will is merely saying that the Eight Rule on Anbou-jitsu has been broken.