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Simple Terminology

Simple Japanese/English terminology used within the Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate.

NUMBERS

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Ichi Ni San Shi/Yon Go Roku Shichi/Nana Hachi Kyu Ju
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TERMINOLOGY

A
 
AnzaSitting cross legged
B 
BudoMartial Arts
BunkaiApplication (analysis)
BushidoCode of the warrior
C 
ChudanMiddle level of the body (chest & stomach)
D 
DachiStances
DanBlack belt level
DojoTraining hall (place of the way)
G 
GedanLower area of the body (waist & below)
GeriKicks
GiTraining uniform
H 
HaiYes
HajimeStart
HanmiHalf body
HanshiHonorable Master
HidariLeft
I 
IieNo
Ippon KumiteOne step sparring
J 
JodanUpper level of the body (neck & head)
K 
KarateEmpty hand
Karate-DoEmpty hand way
KataFormal exercise or form
Kihon KumiteBasic fighting techniques
KyuBelow black belt level

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M
 
MaiFront
MigiRight
MokusoMeditation
O 
ObiBelt
OsuPatience and Determination. Comes from 'oshi shinobu' which means to never give up. It also comes from 'osu no seishin' which means perseverance under pressure. It is used among kyokushin practionners to show respect or to say "I understand".
Otagai-ni-reiBow to each other
R 
ReiBow
RenshiPolished Instructor (expert teacher)
RyuStyle/School
S 
SeizaFormal sitting
SempaiSenior (student)
SenseiInstructor/teacher
Sensei-ni-reiBow to instructor/teacher
ShihanMaster Teacher
Shomen-ni-reiBow to the front
SosaiPresident
T 
TameshiwariThe art of breaking
TsukiPunches
U 
UchiStrikes
UkeBlocks
UshiroBack
Y 
YameStop
YoiReady
YokoSide

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Z
 
Za-reiThe traditional Japanese bow from the kneeling position
ZanshinLit. "remaining mind/heart." Even after a Karate technique has been completed, one should remain in a balanced and aware state.

 

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