JAPANESE TERMINOLOGY

Good Morning Ohayo
Good Afternoon Konichiwa
Good Night Oyasumi Nasai
Good Bye Sayonara
Thank you Arigato

Karate Related Terms

Master Instructor Hanshi
Instructor Sensei
Headquarters Dojo Hombu Dojo
Karate School Dojo
Black Belts Level Dan
Under Black Belt Kyu
Uniform Gi
Belt Obi
Bow Rei
Attention Kiyotsuke
Close Eyes Mokutsuo
Open Eyes Kaimoku
Calling of attention for respect for the Dojo Shomeni
Calling of attention for respect to the Instructor Sensei-ni
Bow Rei
Prepare Yoi
Fist to Hip Tsuki
Begin Hajime
Verbal excursion of energy Kiai (OUS!)
Finish Yame
Relax Yasume

Japanese 10 Count

One Ichi
Two Ni
Three San
Four Shi
Five Go
Six Roku
Seven Shichi
Eight Hachi
Nine Kyu
Ten Juu

Striking Areas

Ball of the Foot Koshi (Front or Round Kick)
Instep Haisoku (Round Kick)
Edge of the Heel Sokuto (Side Kick)
Bottom of the Heel Kakato (Axe Kick)

Strikes

Fist Seiken
Upper Punch Jodan Tsuki
Center Punch Chuudan Tsuki
Down Punch Gedan Tsuki
Reverse Punch Gyaku Tsuki
Knife Hand Shuto
Elbow Strike Embi
Back Fist Uraken
Palm Strike Shote

Kicks (Geri)

Front Kick Mae Geri
Round Kick Mawashi Geri
Side Kick Yoko Geri
   
Flying Side Kick Tobi Yoko Geri
Double Front Jump Kick Nidan Geri
   
Back Kick Ushiro Geri
Hook Kick Kake Geri
Spinning Back Hook Kick Ushiro Kake Geri
Jump Spinning Back Kick Tobi Ushiro Geri
   
Crescent Kick Ko Geri
Axe Kick Kakato Otoshi
Jump Spinning Crescent Kick Tobi Mawashi Ko Geri

Blocks (Uke)

Upper Block Jodan Uke
Inside Center Block Chuudan Uchi Uke
Outside Center Block Chuudan Soto Uki
Down Block Gedan Uke
Crosshand Block Juji Uke
Knifehand Block Shuto Uke
   
Elbow Block Embi Uke
Palm Heel Block Shote Uke
Ridge Hand Block Haito Uke
Back Hand Block Haisho Uke
Knee Block Hiza Uke
Wedge Block Kaikiwake Uke

Stances (Dachi)

Front Stance Zenkutsudachi
Straddle Stance Shikodachi
Ready Stance Ichihachiji
Attention Stance Musobidachi
Immovable Stance Fudodachi
   
Scissor Stance Hasamidachi
   
Cat Stance Nekko Ashidachi
   
 Horse Stance Kibadachi
Parallel Stance Heikodachi
Back Stance Kokutsudachi
Sword Stance Iai Goshidachi
One Legged Stance Ippon Ashidachi

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