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Karate Terminology

Yoshukai - Training Hall of Continuing                     Improvement & Development

Karate       - Empty Hand
Kumite      - Free Sparring
Kata          - Forms
Kihon        - Basics

Kiai           - Shout to focus energy
Ki              - Spirit and energy
Kime         - Focus

Stances:
Forward stance (70/30)
Straddle stance (45˚)
Horse stance (parallel)
Standing stance

Dachi:
Zenkutsu dachi
Shiko dachi
Kiba dachi
Heiko dachi

Blocks:
Upper rising block
Middle Outside block
Middle Inside block
Lower block


Uke:
Jodan Age uke
Chudan Soto uke
Chudan Uchi uke
Gedan uke

General Terms:
Dojo
Sensei
Kioski
Yoi
Yame
Hajime
Hantai
Doji ni
Moichi do
Motto
Shugo
Shomen ni Taishi
Otagai ni Taishi
Tatte
Suwatte
Yasume
Seiza
Rei
Monsol
Hidari
Migi


Training Hall
Instructor
Attention
Ready
Stop
Go
Opposite
At the same time
Once more
More (inc Faster/Harder)
Line up
Face the front
Face each other
Stand up
Sit down
Rest/Relax
Kneel
Bow
Close Eyes
Left
Right


Punches:
Straight punch
Reverse punch
Jab
Hook punch
Uppercut punch
Lunge punch
Upper punch
Middle punch
Lower punch

Tsuki:
Choku zuki
Gyaku zuki
Kizami zuki
Kagi zuki
Ura zuki
Oi zuki
Jodan zuki
Chudan zuki
Gedan zuki

Kicks:
Front kick
Side kick
Back kick
Roundhouse kick
Cresent kick
Snap kick
Groin kick
Keri:
Mae Geri
Yoko Geri
Ushiro Geri
Mawashi Geri
Mikazuki Geri
Keri Age
Kinteki Geri

     Counting:
     1          Ichi
     2          Ni
     3          San
     4          Shi
     5          Go
     6          Roku
     7          Shichi
     8          Hachi
     9          Ku
     10        Ju

 
Strikes:
Backfist strike
Knifehand strike
Elbow strike
Hammerfist strike
Palm heel strike
Ridgehand strike
Fingertip strike


Uchi:
Uraken uchi
Shuto uchi
Empi uchi
Tettsui uchi
Teisho (Shotei) uchi
Heito uchi
Nukite uchi


   
Please Note:
This list contains the basic information & terms that will be taught, and is by no means definative.
Pronouciation is important and will be learned in training.
 

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