Japanese Terminology

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KIHON WAZABASIC
TsukiPunch (thrust)
UchiStrike
UkeBlock
GeriKick
  
BUKIWEAPONS 
AshiFoot or Leg
ChusokuBall (middle) of the Foot
HaishoBackhand
HaisokuInstep of the Foot
HaitoInner Knife Hand
HijiElbow
HirakenFlat Fist
HizaKnee
KakatoHeel
KeikoChicken Beak
KokenWrist Top
KoteForearm
Nakayubi Ippon KenMiddle Finger Knuckle Fist
NukiteSpear Hand
Oyayubi Ippon KenThumb Knuckle Fist
RyutokenDragon’s Head Fist
SeikenForefist (correct fist)
ShoteiPalm Heel
ShutoKnife Hand
SokutoOutside (knife) Edge of the Foot
SuneShin
TeHand
TeisokuArch of the Foot
TetsuiHammer Fist
TohoSword Hand
UrakenBackfist
  
NERAIDOKORO  KOGEKIHOKOTARGETS  &  DIRECTIONS 
AgeRising
AgoChin or Jaw
AtamaHead
ChudanMiddle Level
GanmenFace
GedanLower Level
HanaNose
HaraAbdomen
HidariLeft
HizoSpleen
JodanUpper Level
JohanshinUpper Body
KahanshinLower Body
KakeHooked
KansetsuJoint (of limb)
KataShoulder
Kintama (Kin)Groin, Testicles (gold jewels)
KomekamiTemple
KubiNeck
KuchiMouth
MaeFront, Forward
MawashiRound, Circular
MeEye(s)
MigiRight
MimiEar(s)
Mizo-ochiSolar Plexus
MomoThigh
MuneChest
NanameDiagonal
NodoThroat
OroshiDescending
RokkotsuRib(s)
SakotsuCollarbone
SayuLeft and Right
SotoOutside
TobiJumping
UchiInside
UdeArm
UraReverse, Backwards
UshiroBack (direction)
YokoSide (direction)
  
DACHISTANCES
Yoi DachiReady Stance
Fudo DachiImmobile Stance
Zenkutsu DachiForward Leaning Stance
Uchi Hachiji DachiInside Character “8” Stance
Sanchin DachiThree Point Stance
Kokutsu DachiBack Leaning Stance
Musubi DachiOpen Foot (connected) Stance
Kiba DachiHorseback Stance
Neko Ashi DachiCat Stance
Tsuru Ashi DachiCrane Stance
Moro Ashi DachiOne Foot Forward (two-foot) Stance
Heisoku DachiClosed Foot Stance
Heiko DachiParallel Stance
Yonjugodo Kiba DachiForty-Five Degree Horseback Stance
Kake DachiHooked Stance
Soto Hachiji DachiOutside Character “8” Stance
Shiko DachiSumo Stance
Kumite DachiFighting Stance
Han MiHalf Body Stance
Migi Ashi MaeRight Foot Forward
Hidari Ashi MaeLeft Foot Forward
  
TSUKI  WAZAPUNCHES
SeikenFore fist
Oi TsukiLunge Punch
Morote TsukiTwo-Handed Punch
Gyaku TsukiReverse Punch
Tate TsukiVertical Punch
Jun TsukiSide (corresponding) Punch
Shita TsukiLower Punch
  
UCHI  WAZASTRIKES
SeikenFore fist
Ago UchiChin / Jaw Strike
Furi IchiHook Strike
TetsuiHammer Fist
Oroshi Ganmen UchiDescending Face Strike
Komekami UchiTemple Strike
Hizo UchiSpleen Strike
Mae Yoko UchiForward Side Strike
Yoko UchiSide Strike
Uraken –Back fist
Ganmen UchiFace Strike
Sayu UchiLeft and Right Strike
Hizo UchiSpleen Strike
Oroshi Ganmen    UchiDescending Face Strike
Mawashi UchiRoundhouse Strike
Nihon NukiteTwo-Fingered Spear Hand
Yonhon NukiteFour-Fingered Spear Hand
Shotei UchiPalm Heel Strike
Shuto –Knife Hand
Sakotsu UchiCollarbone Strike
Yoko Ganmen UchiSide Face Strike
Sakotsu UchikomiCollarbone Driving Strike
Hizo UchiSpleen Strike
Uchi Uchiinside Strike
Hiji AteElbow Strike
Mae Hiji AteForward Elbow Strike
Age Hiji AteRising Elbow Strike
Ushiro Hiji AteBackwards Elbow Strike
Oroshi Hiji AteDescending Elbow Strike
  
UKE  WAZABLOCKING  TECHNIQUES
Jodan UkeUpper Block
Gedan BaraiLower Parry
Chudan Uchi UkeMiddle Area Inside Block
Chudan Soto UkeMiddle Area Outside Block
Morote Chudan Uchi UkeTwo-Handed Middle Area Inside Block
Chudan Uchi Uke Gedan BaraiMiddle Area Inside Block with Lower Parry
Shuto UkeKnife Hand Block
Juji UkeCrossed Block
Kake UkeHooked Block
Shotei UkePalm Heel Block
Mawashi UkeCircular Block
  
GERI  WAZAKICKING  TECHNIQUES
Hiza Ganmen GeriKnee Face Kick
Kin GeriGroin Kick
Mae GeriFront Kick
Mae KeageFront Rising Kick
Soto Mawashi GeriOutside Crescent Kick
Uchi Mawashi GeriInside Crescent Kick
Yoko KeageSide Rising Kick
Mawashi GeriRoundhouse Kick
Kansetsu GeriJoint Kick
Yoko GeriSide Kick
Ushiro GeriBack Kick
Mae KakatoGeri Front Heel Kick
Ago GeriChin / Jaw Kick
Tobi Mae GeriJumping Front Kick
Ashi BaraiLeg Sweep
  
KIHON  JUTSUGOBASIC  TERMINOLOGY
AnzaRelaxed Sitting
Arigato GozaimasuThank You (polite)
BudoMartial Way
BunkaiApplication (analysis)
DanGrade (Black Belt)
DojoTraining Hall (Way place)
Dojo KunTraining Hall Oath
Dogi (Gi)Karate Uniform (Way clothes)
FumiashiStep (with a change of feet)
Goshin JutsuSelf-Defense Techniques
HajimeBegin
HanshiHonorable Master
HikitePulling Hand
IbukiForced Tension Breathing
IdogeikoMoving Drills
Jisen KumiteFull-Contact Fighting
Jiyu KumiteFree Fighting
KamaeteTake Ready Position
Kami no KamaeUpper Body Posture
KarateEmpty Hand
KataForm
KiInner Energy
KiaiExplosive Scream
Kiai IreteWith Explosive Energy
KihonBasics
Kihon WazaBasic Techniques
KimeFocus
KohaiJunior Student
KokusaiInternational
KosaSwitch (i.e. switch stance L to R or R to L)
KotaiSwitch (i.e. partners switch places in a drill)
KumiteFight
KyokushinUltimate Truth
KyuRank (below Black Belt)
MaaiInterval (between opponents)
MakiwaraStriking Post (straw wrapped)
MawatteTurn
MokusoMeditation (silent thought)
MugoreiNo Counting (no commands)
MushinWithout Thought (no mind)
NaoreReturn to Starting Position
NogareCalm, Controlled Breathing
ObiBelt (sash)
OkuriashiShuffle Step (sending foot)
OnegaishimasuPlease (polite)
OsuDetermination (push and endure)
OtagaiEach Other
Rei (…ni Rei)Bow (Bow to…)
RenmeiFederation
RenmaPolishing, Training
RenrakuCombinations
SeishinSpirit
SeizaFormal Kneeling (correct sitting)
SempaiSenior (1st & 2nd Dan)
SenseiTeacher (born before) (3rd & 4th Dan)
ShomenFront (correct face) of the Dojo
ShihanExpert (5th Dan & higher)
SosaiPresident
TameshiwariBreaking Test
TandenCenter of Body (below navel)
WazaTechnique(s)
YameStop
YasumeRest, at Ease
YoiReady
YudanshaBlack Belt Holder
ZanshinRemain Alert (remaining mind)
  
TAIKAI  JUTSUGOTOURNAMENT  TERMINOLOGY
AkaRed
Awasete IpponAdds Up to One Point
ChuiWarning
EnchoOvertime Round (extension)
FukushinCorner Judge (assistant referee)
Fukushin ShugoReferees’ Conference
GentenPenalty
HanteiDecision
HikiwakeDraw, Tie
IpponOne Point
Kachi (…no Kachi)Win (…the Winner)
KikenForfeit
Senshuken TaikaiChampionship Tournament
ShikakuDisqualification
ShiroWhite
ShushinReferee
Waza AriHalf Point (has a technique)
ZokkoResume Fighting
  
KAZUNUMBERS
IchiOne
NiTwo
SanThree
Shi, YonFour
GoFive
RokuSix
Shichi, NanaSeven
HachiEight
KuNine
JuTen
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