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Terminology

General Terms

Karate Empty Hand
Karate Do The Way of Karate
Karateka Practicioner of Karate
Dojo School or training room
Sensei Instructor/Teacher
Sempai Senior
Kohai Junior
Kyu Rank
Gi Uniform
Obi Belt
Hai Yes
Osu I understand and will try my best. Also used to show respect, enthusiasm
Do Way
Budo Way of combat
Kime Focus
Kihon Basic technique
Kiai Spirit shout/focus of spiritual energy
Kata Practice form
Embusen Floor pattern/lines of a kata
Bunkai Application of kata techniques
Kumite Sparring/fighting
Ippon kumite One-step sparring
Gohon kumite Five-step sparring
Jiyyu kumite Free sparring
Waza Technique
Shotokan House of Shoto

Commands

Narande Line up
Seiretsu Line up by rank
Yoi Ready
Yame Stop
Yasume Relax (or ready position)
Shomen ni Face towards the front
Sensei ni Face towards the teacher
Otaigai ni Face towards each other
Rei Bow
Age uke Rising Block
Uchi uke Inside forearm block
Shuto Uke Knife block
Morote uke Augumented block
Haiwan Nagashi Uhe Sweeping back-arm block
Ta Nagashi Uke Sweeping hand block
Sukui Uke Scooping block (Bassai, Chinte)
Sokumen Awase Uke Side combined block (Bassai Dai)
Tsukami Uke Grasping block (Bassai-Dai, Jion)
Awase Shute Age Uke Combined rising knife-hand block (Kanku-Dai)
Ryowan Uchi Uke Double inside block (Jion, Bassai-Sho)

Uchi Waza (Strikes)

Tettsui Hammer-fist strike
Uraken Uchi Backfist Strike
Hiraken Uchi Foreknuckle Strike
Teiso Uchi Palm Heel Strike
Nihon Nukite Uchi Single Finger Strike
Shuto Uchi Two Finger Strike (Fork)
Soto Shuto Uchi Outside Knife Hand Strike
Uchi Shuto Uchi Inside Knife Hand Strike
Shihon Nukite Uchi Spear Hand Strike
Gyaku Haito Uchi Reverse Backfist Strike
Empi Uchi Elbow Strike
Mawashi Empi Uchi Round Elbow Strike
Mae Empi Uchi Front Elbow Strike
Otoshi Empi Uchi Downward Elbow Strike
Ushiro Empi Uchi Back Elbow Strike
Yoko Empi Uchi Side Elbow Strike
Yoko Mawashi Empi Side Roundhouse Elbow Strike
Tate Empi Uchi Upward Elbow Strike
Hiza Age Ate Rising Knee Strike
Washide Uchi Eagle Beak Strike
Koko Uchi Tiger Mouth Strike
Haishu Uchi Back Hand Strike

Body Parts

Ken Fist
Ippon Ken Single-point index finger fist
Tate Ken Vertical Fist
Te Hand
Kaishu Open Hand
Tekubi Wrist
Teisho Palm heel
Ude Forearm
Empi (also Hitsui) Knee
Ensho Back of the heel
Heisoku Top (instep) of the foot
Teisoku Bottom of the foot
Kakato Heel of the foot
Koshi Ball of the foot
Sokuto Outer edge (knife) of the foot
Tsumasaki Toe Tips
Atama Head
Wan Arm
Naiwan Back of Arm
Kata Shoulder
Jiku Ashi Pivot leg
Jodan Head level
Chudan Mid-level
Gedan Lower Level

Tsuki Waza (Punches)

Oi tsuki Lunge punch
Gyaku tsuki Reverse punch
Kizami tsuki Jab
Choku tsuki Straight punch
Kagi tsuki Hook punch
Oi-gyaku tsuki Lunging reverse punch
Ura tsuki Close punch
Morote tsuki Parallel punch
Ren tsuki Double punch
San tsuki Triple punch
Age tsuki Rising punch
Gedan tsuki Downward punch
Yama tsuki Wide 'U' punch
Otoshi tsuki Dropping punch (Empi)
Ippon Ken tsuki One-knuckle fist punch (Hangetsu)

Geri Waza (Kicks)

Mae geri Front kick
Mae geri kekomi Front thrust kick
Yoko geri keage Side snap kick
Yoko geri kekomi Side thrust kick
Mawashi geri Round kick
Ushiro geri Back thrust kick
Fumikomi geri Stomping kick
Uchi mikazuki geri Inside crescent kick
Soto mikazuki geri Outside crescent kick
Tobi geri Flying kick
Name ashi geri Returning wave kick (Tekki 1)
Hiza geri Knee kick/strike
Nidan geri Double kick (Kanku-Dai)

 

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