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 Karate Terminology:

Our club instructor(s), Sensei, will use these terms often, helping you to understand their meanings and pronunciations. Any questions do not hesitate to ask.

General Terms:

Japanese

Dojo

Sensei

Rei

Migi

Kamae-te

Mawatte

Gi

Kime

Kihon

Kumite

Jodan

Chudan

Gedan

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Translation

Training Hall

Instructor

Bow

Right

Move to Ready Position

Turn

Karate Suit

Focus

Basic Techniques

Sparring

Head

Middle Body

Lower Body

General Terms:

Japanese

Dojo Kun

Seiza

Yoi

Hidari

Hajime

Yame

Obi

Kiai

Kata

Zanshin

Oss

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Translation

Dojo Code

Kneel

Ready

Left

Start/Begin

Finish/Stop

Belt

Martial Shout

Formal Exercises

Martial State of Awareness

Respectful Greeting or Acknowledgment or understanding of a command

Dachi - Stances:

Japanese

Heiko Dachi

Musubi Dachi

Kiba Dachi

Kokutsu Dachi

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Translation

Natural Stance

Informal Stance

Straddle Stance

Back Stance

Dachi - Stances:

Japanese

Heisoku Dachi

Zenkutsu Dachi

Shiko Dachi

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Translation

Feet Together Stance

Front Stance

Open Leg/Sumo Stance

Uke - Blocks

Japanese

Gedan Barai

Soto Uke

Shuto Uke

Nagashi Uke

Empi Uke

Morote Uke

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Translation

Downward Block

Outside Block

Knife Hand Block

Sweeping Block

Elbow Block

Augmented Block

Uke - Blocks

Japanese

Age Uke

Uchi Uke

Tate Shuto Uke

Haishu Uke

Juji Uke

Kakewake Uke

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Translation

Rising Block

Inside Block

Vertical Knife Hand Block

Back Hand Block

X Block

Wedge Block

Tsuki - Punches

Japanese

Kara/Choku Tsuki

Kizami Tsuki

Kagi Tsuki

Sanbon Tsuki

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Translation

Straight Punch

Front Hand Punch

Hook Punch

Three Punch Combination

Tsuki - Punches

Japanese

Oi Tsuki

Gyaku Tsuki

Ren Tsuki

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Translation

Stepping Punch

Reverse Punch

Two Punch Combination

Uchi - Strikes

Japanese

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Translation

Age Empi Uchi

Mawashi Empi Uchi

Tate Empi Uchi

Uraken Uchi

Nukite

Haito Uchi

Rising Elbow Strike

Round Elbow Strike

Downward Elbow Strike

Back Fist Strike

Spear Hand Thrust

Ridge Hand Strike

Uchi - Strikes

Japanese

Yoko Empi Uchi

Ushiro Empi Uchi

Shuto Uchi

Tetsui Uchi

Teisho Uchi

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Translation

Side Elbow Strike

Reverse Elbow Strike

Knife Hand Strike

Hammer Fist Strike

Palm Heel Strike

Geri - Kicks

Japanese

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Translation

Mae Geri

Yoko Geri Kekomi

Ushiro Geri

Ren Geri

Front Kick

Side Thrust Kick

Back Kick

Kicking Combinations

Stepping Between Kicks

Geri - Kicks

Japanese

Yoko Geri Keage

Mawashi Geri

Hiza Geri

Nidan Geri

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Translation

Side Snap Kick

Roundhouse Kick

Knee Kick

Two Kicks with Same Leg

without a Step Between

Kumite - Sparring

Japanese

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Translation

Sanbon Kumite

Kihon Ippon Kumite

Kaishi Ippon Kumite

Three Step Sparring

Basic One-Step Sparring

Reaction Sparring

Kumite - Sparring

Japanese

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Translation

Gohon Kumite

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

Jiyu Kumite

Five step sparring

Semi-free style sparring

Free style sparring