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Counting

Japanese
English
ichi one
ni two
san three
shi four
go five
roku six
shichi seven
hachi eight
gu nine
ju ten
ichi ban first
ni ban second
San ban third
yon ban fourth
go ban fifth
roku ban sixth
nana ban seventh
hachi ban eight
kyu ban ninth
ju ban tenth

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Japanese
English
Aka Red
Atama Head
Ch'uan fa Fist way
Chudan Body area
Dan Black belt rank
Do Way or path in life
Dojo Place of training
Dozo "Please."
Fumi waza Stamping techniques
Gedan Lower area (groin)
Geta Clogs
Gi Karate uniform
Gomenna sai "I'm sorry."
Hai! Wakarimasu. "Yes, I understand."
Haishu Back hand
Haisoku Instep
Haito Ridge hand (Index finger edge of hand
Hajime Begin
Hen o Responding
hiraken fore knuckle fist
hidari left
Hiza Knee
Isoge Hurry up
Ippon Full point
Ippon ken One knuckle fist
Training
Ippon nukite One finger spear hand
Jodan head area
Japanese English
DACHI (STANCES)
Hangetsu dachi Wide hour glass stance
Hachiji dachi Open leg stance
Heisoku dachi Feet together, closed toed
Kosa dachi Crossed leg stance
Neko ashi dachi Cat foot stance
Musubi dachi Feet together, open toed
Sanchin dachi Hour glass stance
Shiko dachi Sumo stance
Shizen dachi Open leg stance before yoi
Shizen dachi heiko Yoi dachi
Zenkutsu dachi Forward stance
Gyaka zuki Reverse punch
   
UKE ( BLOCKS)
Age uke Rising block
Chudan uke Middle area block
Gedan barai Downward block
Haishu uke Back hand block
Harai Uke Downward parry
Hiji uke Elbow block
Hiza gaeshi Knee sweeping across block
Juji uke X block / cross block
Kakuto uke Bent wrist block
Kata te sukui uke One hand scooping block
Kake te uke Hooking hand block
Kosa uke Crossed arms block
Kuri uke Inside out, circle block with knife edge of hand
Keito uke Chicken head wrst block
Mawashi uke Circular block
Mikazuki geri uke Cresent kick block
Mine uke Back hand block (bent wrist)
Moroto uke Two hand forearm block
Nagashi uke Sweeping block
Nami ashi Inside snapping block with foot
Osae uke Pressing block
Ryu te sukui uke Two hand scooping block
Shotei uke Palm Heel Block
Shuto barai Knife hand block
Shuto Uke Knife hand block
Sukui dome Scoop and catch block
Sukui Uke Scooping block
Tettsui uke Hammer fist block
Tsukami uke Grasping block
Tsuki uki Punching block
Ude uke Forearm block
Ura uke Inverted block (small circle with fist)
Wa uke Two arm circular block
Yoko uke Forearm inward block
   
TSUKI (PUNCHES)
Age zuki Rising punch (upper cut)
choku zuki straight punch
Gyaku zuki Reverse punch
Hiraken zuki Fore knuckle fist straight punch
Ippon ken zuki One knuckle fist straight punch
Kage zuki Hook punch
Mae ken zuki Punch with hand nearest opponent
Mawashi zuki Roundhouse punch
Moroto zuki Double fist punch
oi zuki Lunge punch
Seiken choku zuki Fore fist straight punch
Tate zuki Vertical punch to the face
Teisho zuki Palm heel straight punch
Tsuki Punch
URA zuki Close punch (palm up)
Yama zuki Two hand U punch (Bassai dai)
   
UCHI (STRIKES)
haishu uchi back hand strike
haito uchi ridge hand (index finger side)
hiji ate elbow strike
Kentsu uchi Hammer fist strike
Nukite Spear hand
Shuto uchi Knife hand strike
Teisho uchi Palm heel strike
Tettsui uchi Bottom fist strike
Uraken Back fist strike
   
KERI (KICKS)
Ashi - barai Foot sweep
Chudan geri Ball of foot middle level kick
Jodan geri Ball of foot upper level kick
Fumikomi Stamping kick
Hiza geri Knee kick
Kansetsu geri Stamping or joint kick (Fumikomi)
Kin geri Groin kick
Mae geri Front kick
Mae geri keage Front snap kick
Mae geri kikomi Front thrust kick
Mae tobi geri Flying front kick
Mawashi geri Roundhouse kick
Mikazuki geri Cresent kick with sole of foot
Soko geri Instep kick
Sokuto geri Side kick
Ushiro geri Back kick
Ushiro uchi Hooking back heel kick
Yoko geri Knife edge of foot side kick
Jogai Outside the ring
Jiyu ippon kumite Semi free one blow sparring
Kakato Heel
Kake te Hook hand
Kake waza Hooking techniques
Kakuto Bent wrist
Kamae te "On guard" or ready
karate-do Empty hand way
Kata "Forms" Prearranged exercise
Kempo "Fist way" Chinese boxing
Kendo "Way of the Sword"
Kentsui Hammer fist with base of clenched fist
keri kick
Keri waza Kicking techniques
Keage Snap
Kekomi Thrust
kihon basics
Kihon Kumite Prearranged sparring
Kime Focus or Ki
Kiotuske Come to attention
Koken Wrist
Konbanwa "Good evening."
Koshi Ball of foot
Kumite Sparring
Kyu Non-black belt rank
Mubobi Self endangerment
Mae To the front
Makiwara Striking board
Mawate Turn around
Migi To the right
Mizu-no-kokoro Mind like water
Moichido One more time
Musubi "at attention" stance
Nage-waza Throwing techniques
Nakadate-ipon-ken Middle finger one knuckle fist
Nihon Two points
Nippon Japan
Obi Belt
Okinawa te Old form of Okinawan karate
Otagai ni To each other
Rei Bow
Sagate Move back
Seiken Fore fist
Sokuto Foot edge
Sanbon Three points
Sensei Chief instructor of dojo
Seiza Sitting back on heels
Sempai Senior student
Sensei ni taishite rei "Bow to Sensei."
Shiken Examination
Shihan Master instructor
Shiai Refereed competition
Shiro Blue
Shotei Palm heel
Sokuto Foot edge
Suware Sit down
Tameshwara Breaking technique
Teisho Palm heel
Teisoku Sole
Tettsui Hammer fist
Tsuki-no-kokoro Mind like the moon
Ushi-waza Stricking(techniques)
Ude Forearm
Wazari Half point
Yoi Ready
Yame Stop
Yasume "Take a break."
Yoko To the side
COMPETITION
Aiuchi Exchange of blows
Aka Red side
Atoshi Baraku Little more time left
Chukoku 1 st warning - no penalty
Encho-sen Extention of bout
Hansoku Disqualification
Hansoku-chui Warning with Nihon Awarded
Hantei Descision
Hikiwake Draw
Ippon One point
Jogai Exit from match area
Keikoku Warning with Ippon awarded
Kiken Renunciation
Moto no ichi Original posotion
Mubobi Self endangerment
Nihon Two Points
No kachi Winner
Sanbon Three points
Shiro Blue side
Shubo hajime Start of match / bout
Shugo Judges called
Torimasen Unacceptable scoring technique
Tsuzukete Fight on
Tsukukete hajime Resume fighting
Yame Stop
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