-A-

Age tsuki - rising punch

Age uke - rising block

Anata wa - and you?

Antei - balance

Arigato gozaimasu - thank you

Ashi - leg

Ashi baral - leg sweep

Atama - head

Ato de - Later

-B-

Bo - Six foot staff (Weapon)

Bojutsu - Art of the Bo

Bunkai - The application of a move in a kata

Bushi - Warrior

Bushido - Way of the warrior

-C-

Chudan - Middle area

Chudan uke- Middle block

-D-

Dachi- Stance

Dai (Dai Ichi)-Number

Dai (Passai Dai)-Greater, major

Dai sempai-Most senior student

Dan-Black belt rank

Deashibarai- Forward foot sweep

Denwa -Telephone

Do -The way or path

Doita shimashite-You are welcome

Dojo-Place to train

Domo arigato gozaimasu -Thank you very much

Dozo- Please

-E-

Ee-EH, wah-KAH-ree-mah-sehn-No, I donít understand!

Ee-KEE-mah-shoh- Letís go!

Eku- Oar (Weapon)

Empi-Elbow

-F-

Fukyu- Fundamental, basic

Fumi komi- Stomping (kick)

-G-

Gedan- Lower area

Gedan uke-Lower block

Genki desu- I am fine

Geri- Kick

Gi- Karate uniform

Go-Hard or #5

Gyaku tsuki-Reverse punch

-H-

Hachiji dachi- Open stance

Hai-Yes

Haishu-Back of hand

Haisoku- Instep of foot

Haito-Ridge hand

Hajime- Begin

Hanshi- Grand Master

Hara- Abdomen, center of Ki

Hayaku- Quickly

Heiko dachi-Parallel stance

Heisoku dachi-Closed foot stance

Hidari-Left

Hiji- Elbow

Hiji- Elbow smash

Hiza- Knee

-I-

Ikaga desu ka- How are you?

Ima- Now

Ippon ken- One knuckle fist

Itchoku sen-Straight line

-J-

Jiyu kumite- Free style sparring

Jo- Four foot staff

Jodan-Upper area

Jodan uke- Upper block

Ju-Soft or the #10

Judan-10th Degree Black Belt

Jutsu- Art

-K-

Kakato- Heel of foot

Kake geri- Hook kick

Kama-Sickle (Weapon)

Kamae-Fighting stance

Kansetsu- Knuckles

Kao-Face

Kara- Empty

Karate- Empty hand

Karate do- The way of the empty hand

Kata-Predetermined form

Keage- Snap (kick)

Keiko-Practice drill

Kekomi- Thrust (kick)

Ki-Spirit

Kiai- Spirit shout

Kiba dachi-Horse riding stance

Kihon- Basic

Kime-Focus

Kimochi-Attitude

Kin geri- Groin kick

Kiotsuke -Attention

Kobudo- Ancient martial ways

Kobujutsu-Art of ancient weapons

Kokegi- Attacher

Kohai- Junior

Koko- Here

Kokoro-Mind, heart, spirit, feeling

Kokutsu dachi-Back stance

Konban wa- Good evening

Konnichi wa-Good afternoon, hello

Koroshi waza- Killing technique

Kosa dachi- Cross-legged stance

Koshi- Hips, ball of foot

Kudasai- Please, give me the favor of

Kumite- Practice fighting

Kuzushi- Leverage

Kyobu- Chest

Kyoshi- Karate master title (7th & 8th Degree)

Kyu- Non black belt rank

Kyushu jutsu-The art of striking vital points

-M-

Ma- Distance

Maai- Individual distance

Mae- Front

Mae geri- Front kick

Makiwara- Punching board

Massugu-Straight

Matte- Wait

Mawashi geri- Round house kick

Mawate-Turn

Migi -Right

Migikae tsuki- Jab punch

Mikazuki geri- Crescent kick

Modotte- Return to ready position

MOH ee-chee-doh, oh-NEH-gah-ee shee-mahs?- Could you repeat it please?

Mokuso- Quiet meditation

Mokuso owari- Meditation over

Morote uke- Augmented block

Mudansha- Kyu rank holder

Mushubi dachi- Open foot, attention stance

Mutskasaee-Difficult

-N-

Nage waza- Throwing technique

Nagore- Deep breathing

Naihanchi dachi- Iron horse stance

Naisan- Man, Women, boy or girl

Nan-jee-dehs-ka?- What time is it?

Narra be nassai- Line up

Neko ashi dachi- Cat leg stance

Nidan geri -Double kick

Nihongo- Japanese language

Nuhite- Spear hand

Nunchaku- Flail (Weapon)

-O-

O-hayo gozaimas- Good morning

O-negai shimasu-Teach me, please

O-yasami nasai- Good night

Obi-Belt

Ot tsuki- Lunge punch

Owari mastah- Over, finished

-R-

Rei-Bow, courtesy

Renshi- Highest teacher

Renshu- To study

Ryu-School or system, way

Ryukyu-The archipelago, known as Okinawa

-S-

Sai- Truncheon (Weapon)

Sanchin dachi- Hour glass stance

Sashi buri desu ne- Long time no see

Sayonara-Good bye

Seiken- Forefist

Seiken tsuki- Straight punch

Seiza- Formal sitting posture

Sempai- Senior student

Senaka- Back of body

Sensei -Teacher, Instructor

Shiai- Match, contest

Shihan-Master instructor

Shiko dachi -Split or square stance

Shin ken- Serious

Sho- Small, minor

Shomei- Front central area of dojo

Shomen- Front

Shomen ni rei-Bow to the front

Shuto- Knife hand

Soto uke- Outside middle block

Shurey no kuni- The country that keeps respect (On our patch)

-T-

Tabemono- Food

Tai- Body

Tai sabaki- Body shifting

Takai- Expensive

Talso- Exercise

Tameshi wara- Breaking

Tatami -Straw floor mat

Tate- Standing, vertical

Tate tsuki- Vertical fist punch

Te- Hand

Teisho-Palm heel

Tettsui- Hammer fist

Tobi geri- Jump kick

Tonfa- Handle (Weapon)

Tsuki-Punch

Tsuyoki-Strong spirit

Tuite waza- Grappling hand technique

-U-

Uchi- Strike

Uchi uke- Inside middle block

Ude -Arm

Uke -Defender, block

Ura tsuki- Inverted punch

Uraken- Back fist

Ushiro geri- Back kick

-W-

Wah-KAH-ree mahs KAH?- Do you understand?

Waza -Technique

-Y-

Yakusoku kumite- Predetermined sparring

Yame- Stop

Yasashee- Easy

Yasui- Cheap

Yasunde- Relax

Yoi -Ready

Yoko- Side

Yoko geri- Side kick




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