JAPANESE TO ENGLISH

 

Below is a small section of terminology for our sama members that is mainly used within our style of karate.
            We have also added a few Japanese phrases and other information.

 

HANSHI

HONORARY TITLE GIVEN TO THE HIGHEST

BLACK BELT WITHIN A LARGE ORGANISATION,

 OR (RYU) SCHOOL. FOUNDER OF A METHOD

 OR STYLE SIGNIFYING A MASTER WHO

UNDERSTANDS HIS ART.

SHIHAN TEACHER OF TEACHERS
SENSEI TEACHER (3rd DAN AND ABOVE)
SEMPAI

SENIOR (1st & 2nd DAN BLACK BELT)

UNDER SAMA

DAN

GRADUATE. `DAN GRADES' 

ARE BLACK-BELT GRADES

SHODAN 1st LEVEL
NIDAN 2nd LEVEL
SANDAN 3rd LEVEL (
KYU ALL RANKS BELOW BLACK BELT
DOJO PLACE OF TRAINING/HALL/GYM
GI KARATE UNIFORM

GENERAL COMMANDS

REI BOW (BOW DEEP FROM THE WAIST)
SEIZA KNEEL
SENSEI NI REI BOW TO TEACHER
SEMPAI NI REI BOW TO SENIOR
OTOGAI NI REI BOW TO ALL
KIRITSU STAND
YOHI (YOI)

READY STANCE

 (FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART)

HIDARI GAMAE LEFT SIDE FIGHTING STANCE
HIDARI HANMI GAMAE LEFT SIDE FIGHTING STANCE
MIGI RIGHT SIDE
HADJIME BEGIN
YAME STOP AT READY STANCE (YOI)
KIAI THE MARTIAL SHOUT (FOCUSED)
KUMITE FIGHTING OR SPARRING
JIYU KUMITE FREE FIGHTING SPARRING
MAWATTE TURN

KIHON ( BASIC TRAINING)

TSUKI  ( PUNCHES)

 

JUN ZUKI LUNGE PUNCH
GYUKU ZUKI OPPOSITE PUNCH
KETTE JUN ZUKI KICK LUNGE PUNCH
KETTE GYKU ZUKI KICK OPPOSITE PUNCH

UCHI ( STRIKES)

 

URAKEN BACK FIST
TETTSUI HAMMER FIST
SHUTO KNIFE HAND
HAITO RIDGE HAND
TEISHO PALM HEEL
EMPI ELBOW
NUKITE SPEAR HAND

 

KERI WAZA ( KICKING TECHNIQUES)

 

MAE GERI FRONT KICK
MAWASHI GERI ROUND KICK
YOKO GERI SIDE KICK
MIKAZUKI GERI CRESENT KICK
URA MAWASHI GERI HOOK KICK
USHIRO MAWASHI GERI SPINNING BACK KICK
USHIRO GERI BACK KICK
KAKATO GERI DROP HEEL KICK (AXE KICK)
TOBI GERI JUMP KICK
SURIKOMI HALF A STEP IN
KEKOMI THRUSTING

 

UKE (BLOCKS)

 

SOTO UKE OUTER BLOCK
UCHI UKE INNER BLOCK
JODAN AGE UKE RISING HEAD BLOCK
GEDAN BARAI LOW SWEEPING BLOCK
SHUTO UKE KNIFE HAND BLOCK

 

BODY LEVELS ( (FOR TRAINING)

 

JODAN HEAD OR UPPER LEVEL
CHUDAN MIDDLE LEVEL
GEDAN LOWER LEVEL OR BELOW WAIST

 

DACHI (STANCE)

 

ZENKUTSU DACHI FRONT STANCE
KIBA DACHI

HORSE STANCE

(TOES POINTING STRAIGHT)

SHIKO DACHI

HORSE STANCE

(TOES POINTNG OUT)

KOKUTSU DACHI

LONG BACK STANCE

(BACK FOOT FACING OUT)

NEKO ASHI DACHI CAT STANCE

 

KOBUDO (OKINAWAN WEAPONS TRAINING)

 

KATANA LONG SWORD
TANTO DAGGER
SHURIKEN THROWING STARS OR SPIKES
SANSHAKU JO 3ft WOODEN STAFF
YONSHAKU JO 4ft WOODEN STAFF
BO LONG 6ft WOODEN STAFF
TANJO SHORT STICK
TONFUA (TONFA) WOODEN HANDLED BATON
SAI THREE PRONG METAL TRIDENT
KAMA SICKLE
NUNCHAKU FLAIL

(HELD BY HORSEHAIR,

 CORD OR CHAIN)

ESCRIMA (Not Okinawan) SHORT STICKS

FINGER COUNTING

 

ICHI 1  (ONE)
NI 2  (TWO)
SAN 3  (THREE)
SHI 4  (FOUR)
GO 5  (FIVE)
ROKU 6  (SIX)
SHI CHI 7  (SEVEN)
HACHI 8  (EIGHT)
KU 9  (NINE)
JU 10 (TEN)

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