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TERMINOLOGY

Here are name of some of the techniques and terms normally used in Karate listed in Japanese language and explained in English.

NUMBERS

Ichi Ni San Shi Go Roku Sichi Hachi Ku Ju
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COMMON TERM

JAPANESE DESCRIPTION JAPANESE DESCRIPTION
KarateEmpty handKarate-doThe way of karate
SenseiInstructorSamuraiWarrior
BushidoCode of the wariorBudoMartial Arts
DojoTraining hallGiTraining suit
ObiBeltLeiBow
OohsGreetingHikiteRetract arm
KiaiYellShomen-ni-leiBow to the front
Sensei-ni-leiBow to senior instructorShihan-ni-leiBow to master
Otaga-ni-leiBow to each otherSempei-ni-leiBow to senior
YameStopYoiReady
HajimeStartYasumeRest
KyuGrades other than black belt (e.g. 6th kyu = white belt, etc.DanBlack belt degrees or levels
ShomenFrontGedanLower
ChudanMiddleJodanUpper
MokusoMeditationSeizaFormal sitting position
KiInternal powerKimeFocus
TandenLower abdomenZanshinState of mind and body - calm but fully aware.
KataPre-arranged fighting formsKihon kumiteBasic pre-arrranged fighting practice
Jiyu ippon kumiteOne-step free-style fighting practiceJiyu kumiteFree sparring
Ippon kumiteOne point free-style sparringSanbon KumiteThree point free-style sparring

TECHNIQUES - BASIC (WHITE AND YELLOW BELTS)

Blocks (Uke)   Punches (Tsuki)  
Harai ukeDownward blockShomen tsukiBasic front punch
Yoko ukeInside middle blockGyaku tsukiReverse punch
Jodan ukeUpper blockOi tsukiLunge punch
Sukui ukeScooping block  
Shuto ukeKnife-hand block  
    
Hand strikes (Uchi)   Kicks (Geri)  
ShutoKnife-hand strikeMae (Shomen) geriFront kick
UrakenBack fist strike (jab)Sukuto geriSide kick
Empi uchiForearm elbow strikeMawashi geriRoundhouse kick
Ura uchiBack fist  
    
  Stances (Dachi) 
  Heisoku dachiAttention
  Shizen dachiNatural stance
  Shiko dachiSumo stance
  Zenkutsu dachiForward stance
  Neko ashi dachi Cat stance
  Sanchin dachiInward tension stance
  Musube dachiInformal attention
  Kiba dachiStraddle (horse) stance

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