Terminology
JAPANESE ENGLISH JAPANESE ENGLISH
empi/hiji
hiza
kata
kumite
hajime
yame
shotokan
goju ryu
kyu
dan
sensei
kiotsuke
yoi
seixa
rei
dojo
kiai
karate-do
jodan
chudan
gedan

COUNT
ichi
ni
san
she
go
ruk
shish
hatch
ku
ju
elbow
knee
formal exercise
sparring
begin
stop
name of style of karate
name of style of karate
beginning grade of karate
advanced grade of karate
teacher, instructor
attention
ready
kneel down
bow
training hall
shout
way of empty hand
head
stomach
groin

COUNT
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
DACHI
zenkutsu
kokutsu
kiba
sanchin
neko-ashi

ZUKI
choku
oi
gyaku
kizami
mawashi
ura
uraken
nukite

UKE
age
soto
uchi
shuto
gedan
mawashi

GERI
mae
yoko
ushiro
mawashi

STANCES
front
back
straddle (horse)
3 battle
cat

PUNCHES/STRIKES
standing
lunge
reverse
jab
hook
inverted
backfist
spearhand

BLOCKS
rising
outside
inside
knifehand
lower area sweeping
roundhouse

KICKS
front
side thrust
back
roundhouse