We often count drills in Japanese, don’t worry we don’t expect these to be learned overnight. Most of the learning will be picked up in class. However at Sanjo Karate, we sometimes may give a student some homework (like any extra-curricular activity/club) but this will be to practice a stance, go-over a kick etc. The following are for points of reference so students can refresh themselves on items of interest.

PUNCH (Zuki – pronounced “zoo-key”)

  • Age-zuki (ah-geh zoo-key): Rising punch

  • Choku-zuki (cho-koo zoo-key): Straight punch

  • Chudan-zuki (chew-dahn zoo-key): Middle area punch

  • Gyaku-zuki (gya-koo zoo-key): Reverse punch

  • Jodan-zuki (joe-dahn zoo-key): face level punch

  • Oi-zuki (oh-ee zoo-key): Lunge punch

  • Teisho-zuki (tay-show zoo-key): Palm-heel punch

STANCE (Dachi – pronounced “dah-chee”)

  • Fudo-dachi (foo-dough dah-chee) Rooted stance

  • Hachiji-dachi (hah-chee-gee dah-chee): Open leg stance

  • Hangetsu-dachi (hahn-geh-tsue dah-chee): Half-moon stance

  • Heiko-dachi (hay-koh dah-chee): Parallel stance

  • Kamae (kah-may): Sparring posture

  • Kiba-dachi (key-bah dah-chee): Side stance (horse stance)

  • Kokutsu-dachi (koe-koo-tsu dah-chee): Back stance

  • Kosa-dachi (koe-sah dah-chee): Crossed legged stance

  • Neko-ashi-dachi (neh-koh ah-she-dah-chee): Cat stance

  • Sanchin-dachi (san-chin dah-chee): Hour-glass stance

  • Sochin-dachi (so-chin dah-chee): Diagonal straddle-leg stance

  • Zenkutsu-dachi (zen-koo-tsue dah-chee): Front stance

BLOCK (Uke – pronounced “oo-kay”)

  • Age-uke (ah-geh-oo-kay): Upper block (Raising)

  • Shuto-uke (shoe-toe oo-kay): Knife-hand block

  • Uchi-uke (oo-chee oo-kay): Inside center block

  • Gedan-barai (Geh-dahn bah-rye): Down block

  • Soto-uke (so-toh oo-kay): Outside center block

  • Juji-uke (jew-gee oo-kay): X-block

  • Nagashi-uke (nah-gah-she oo-kay) Sweeping block

KICK (Geri – pronounced “geh-rhee”)

  • Ashi-Barai (ah-she bah-rye): Foot sweep

  • Fumikomi (foo-me-koh-me): Stamping kick

  • Keage (key-ah-geh): Snap kick

  • Kekomi (kay-koh-me): Thrust kick

  • Mae-geri (mah-eh geh-rhee): Front kick

  • Mae-geri-kaege (mah-eh geh-rhee kay-ah-geh): Front snap kick

  • Mae-geri-kakomi (mah-eh geh-rhee kay-koh-me): Front thrust kick

  • Mae-tobi-geri (mah-eh toe-be geh-rhee): Jumping front kick

  • Mawashi-geri (mah-wha-she geh-rhee): Round kick

  • Ushiro-geri (oo-she row geh-rhee): Back kick

  • Yoko-geri-kaegi (yoh-koh geh-rhee key-ah-geh): Side snap kick

  • Yoko-geri-kekomi (yoh-koh geh-rhee key-ah-geh): Side thrust kick

STRIKE (Uchi – pronounced “oo-chee”)

  • Empi-uchi (en-pee oo-chee): Elbow strike

  • Haito-uchi (hi-toe oo-chee): Ridge-hand strike

  • Nukite (noo-key-teh): Spear hand

  • Kentsui-uchi (ken-tsue-ee oo-chee): Hammer fist strike

  • Shuto-uchi (shoe-toe oo-chee): Knife hand strike

  • Teisho-uchi (tay-sho oo-chee): Palm hand strike

  • Uraken-uchi (oo-rah-ken oo-chee): Back fist strike

General Terms

  • Bunkai (bun-kye): Applications

  • Chudan (chew-dahn): Chest area

  • Dan (dahn): Black belt rank

  • Dojo (doh-joh): Training area

  • Gedan (geh-dahn): Lower body area

  • Gi (ghee): Uniform

  • Hai (hi): Yes

  • Hajime (hah-zhim-ay): Begin

  • Hidari (he-dah-rhee): Left

  • Jodan (joh-dahn): Face area

  • Kamae (kah-may): Sparring posture

  • Karate (kah-rah-teh): Empty hand

  • KarateKa (kah-rah-teh-kah): Karate student

  • Kata (kah-tah): Form

  • Ki (key): Mind, Spirit, Energy

  • Kiai (key-aye): Focusing shout

  • Kihon (key-hohn): Basic technique

  • Kihon kumite (key-hone koo-me-teh): Basic sparring

  • Kime (key-may): Focus of power

  • Kumite (koo-me-teh): Sparring

  • Kyu (kyoo): White/Brown belt Rank

  • Mae (may): Front

  • Mawate-te (mah-wha-tay): Turn around

  • Migi (me-ghee): Right

  • Osu (oh-soo): Greeting/agree

  • Oyasumi nasai (oh-yah-soo-me nah-sigh): Good night

  • Rei (rey): Bow

  • Seiza (sigh-zah): Sitting position

  • Sempai (sehm-pye): Senior student

  • Sensei (sehn-seh-ee): Instructor

  • Waza (wah-zah): Technique

  • Yame (yah-may): Stop

  • Yoi (yoy): Ready

  • Zanshin (zahn-shin): Following through technique

 

 

AND FINALLY………….

Domo Arigato Gozai-mashita (doh-moh ah-ree-gah-toe go-zye-mah-she-tah) Thank you very much 

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