Dojo:   Amity Harbor   Yin yang dojo b   Mt. Kisco

Karate Terminalogy

KARATE TERMINOLOGY

Counting

Ichi (ee chee)
1
Ni (nee)
2
San (san)
3
Shi (shee)
4
Go (go)
5
Roku (ro kew)
6
Shichi (shee chee)
7
Hachi (ha chee)
8
Ku (koo)
9
Ju (joo)
10

Instructions

Rei
Bow
Yoi
Ready
Haji Me
Begin
Yame
End
Mawatte
Turn Around
Matte
Wait
Seiza
Kneeling Position
Mokuso
Meditation
Seiretsu
Line Up By Rank
Shomen
Face Front

Important Terms

Karate
Empty Hands
Dojo
Training Hall
Sensei
Teacher
Senpai
Senior Student
Shidoin
Assistant Instructor
Kohai
Junior Student
Kata
Form
Kumite
Sparring
Gi (or Do-Gi)
Uniform
Obi
Belt
OSS!!
Greetings, Shows Spirit, Respect, Acknowledgment
Do
The Way, Path, or Approach (As in Perfection of Character)
Kiai
Shout which focuses all of one’s energy
Bunkai
Studying Techniques in Kata
Tai-Sabaki
Avoid Attack, swivel
Zanshin
Still Look, after technique
Kime
Focus
Ma-ai
Proper Distance/Timing
Kokoro
Spirit/Heart
Suki
Opening for Opponent

Directions

Hidari
Left
Migi
Right
Jodan
Upper Level
Mae
Forward/Front
Chudan
Middle Level
Ushiro
Back
Gedan
Lower Level
Otagaini
Towards the Other

Hand Techniques

Oi-Zuki
Lunge Punch
Gyaku-Zuki
Reverse Punch
Tettsui
Hammer Hand
Ura-Ken
Back Fist
Morote-Zuki
Two Hand Punch
Shuto
Knife Hand
Empi
Elbow
Ren-Zuki
Double Punch
Haito
Ridge Hand
Mawashi-Zuki
Round House Punch
Nukite
Spear Hand
Hiki-Te
Pull back opp. hand

Foot Techniques

Mae-Geri
Front Kick
Yoko-Geri
Side Kick
Ushiro-Geri
Back Kick
Mawashi-Geri
Round House Kick
Kebanashi
Snap Kick
Kekomi
Thrust Kick
Tobi-Geri
Flying Kick
Fumikomi-Geri
Stamp Kick
Mikazuki-Geri
Crescent Kick
Hiza-Geri
Knee Kick

Blocks

Gedan-Barai
Down Block
Age-Uke
Rising Block
Shuto-Uke
Knife Hand Block
Juji-Uke
X Block
Morote-Uke
Two Hand Block
Ude-Uke
Forearm Block
Kakiwake-Uke
Wedge Block
Morote-Uke
Double Forearm Block

Stances

Heisoku-Dachi
Attention Stance
Musubi-Dachi
Attention Stance
Hachiji-Dachi (Yoi)
Ready Stance
Kiba-Dachi
Horse Stance
Zenkutsu-Dachi
Front Stance
Kokutsu-Dachi
Back Stance
Sanchin-Dachi
Hour Glass Stance
Hangetsu-Dachi
Wide Hour Glass
Fudo-Dachi
Immovable Stance
Kake-Dachi
Hooked Stance
Niko-Ashi-Dachi
Cat Stance
Tsuru-Ashi-Dachi
Crane Stance

Weapons

Bo
Staff
Makiwara
Punching Board
Sai
Psi shaped weapon
Nunchaku
Sticks joined by rope

Tournament Terminology

Sanbon shobu; hajime
Three Point Match; begin
Tsuzukete Hajime
Resume Fighting
YAME !!!
Stop !!!
Torimasen
Unacceptable Technique
Aiuchi
Simultaneous Techniques
Aka
Red (opponent)
Shiro
White (opponent)
Aka (Shiro) No Kachi
Red (White) wins
Aka (Shiro) Ippon
Red (White) Scores 1 Point
Aka (Shiro) Waza-ari
Red (White) Scores 1/2 Point
Atenai Yoni
Warning without Penalty
Hansoku
Foul
Keikoku
1/2 Point Penalty
Hansoku-chui
Warning with 1 Point Penalty
Jogai
Contestant Exited Fighting Area
Jogai Keikoku
2nd Exit; 1/2 Point Penalty
Jogai Hansoku-chui
3rd Exit; 1 Point Penalty
Jogai Hansoku
4th & Final Exit; Opponent Wins
Shikkaku
Disqualification
Mubobi
Lack of Regard for Ones Safety
Mubobi Keikoku
Warning with 1/2 Point Penalty
 

Back