Dictionary

DICTIONARY

 

 

Stances

Japanese Pronunciation English

Dachi da-chee Stance

Zenkutsu dachi zen-ku-tsu da-chee Front stance

Kokutsu dachi ko-ku-tsu da-chee Back stance

Kiba dachi kee-ba da-chee Horse Stance

Fudo dachi foo-do da-chee Immovable stance

 

Areas of the body

Japanese Pronunciation English

Jodan jo-dan Upper level

Chudan choo-dan Middle level

Gedan gae-dan Lower level

 

Punches and hand techniques

Japanese Pronunciation English

Zuki zu-kee Punch

Choku zuki cho-ku-zu-kee Straight punch

Oi zuki oee zu-kee Stepping punch

Gyaku zuki gya-ku zu-kee Reverse punch

Ura zuki oo-ra zu-kee Close punch

Kizami zuki kee-zamy zu-kee Front hand punch

Morote zuki mo-ro-tay zu-kee Double hand punch

Tate zuki ta-tay zu-kee Vertical fist

 

Kicks and Leg Techniques

Japanese Pronunciation English

Geri ge-ree Kick

Mae geri my ge-ree Front kick

Yoko geri kekomi yo-ko ge-ree ke-ko-mee Side thrust kick

Yoko geri keage yo-ko ge-ree kay-a-gee Side snap kick

Mawashi geri ma-wa-she ge-ree Round house kick

Ushiro geri u-she-ro ge-ree Back kick

Tobi geri toh-bee ge-ree Jumping kick

Ren geri ren ge-ree Combination Kicks

Ashi Barai ah-she bah-rye Foot sweep

 

Blocking

Japanese Pronunciation English

Uke oo-kay Block

Age uke ah-gae oo-kay Rising block

Soto uke soh-toe oo-kay Outside block

Uchi ude uke oo-chee oo-day oo-kay Inside block

Gedan barai gae-dan bah-rye Downward Block

Shuto uke shoo-toh oo-kay Knife hand block

 

Striking Points

Japanese Pronunciation English

Shuto shoo-toh Knife hand

Empi em-pee Elbow

Tetsui tet-tsue-ee Hammer fist

Nukite noo-key-teh Finger strike

Kakato kah-kah-toe Heel

Sokuto soh-koo-toe Knife edge of foot

Koshi ko-she Ball of foot

Hittsui hit-tsue-ee Knee strike

 

Karate Form

Japanese Pronunciation English

Kihon kee-hohn Basic movements

Kata ka-tah Basic form

Kumite koo-me-teh Sparring

 

Sparring Forms

Japanese Pronunciation English

Gohon kumite goh-hohn koo-mee-teh 5 Attack Sparring

Sambon kumite sahn-bohn koo-mee-teh 3 Attack Sparring

Ippon kumite eep-pone koo-mee-teh 1 Attack Sparring

Jiyu Ippon Kumite jee-yoo eep-pone koo-mee-teh Semi Free Sparring

Jiyu Kumite Jee-yoo koo-me-teh Free Style Sparring

 

Miscellaneous

Japanese Pronunciation English

dojo doe-joe Training hall

sensei sehn-seh-ee Instructor

rei reh-ee Bow

Osu oh-soo Dojo Greeting

Kamae kah-mah-eh Fighting posture

Waza wha-zah Technique

Hajime hah-jee-may Begin

Yoi yoh-ee Ready position

Yame yah-mah-eh At Ease