SEIREIKAI

KARATEDO

TERMINOLOGY

KIHON  WAZA

BASIC

PHONETIC SPELLING

Tsuki

Punch (thrust)

zoo-kee

Uchi

Strike

oo-chee

Uke

Block

oo-kay

Geri

Kick

gay-ree

 

 

 

KOBU 

WEAPONS 

PHONETIC SPELLING

Ashi

Foot or Leg

ah-shee

Chusoku

Ball (middle) of the Foot

chuu-so-kuu

Haisho

Backhand

hy-sho

Haisoku

Instep of the Foot

hy-so-kuu

Haito

Inner Knife Hand

hy-toe

Hiji

Elbow

hee-jee 

Hiraken

Flat Fist

hee-rah-ken

Hiza

Knee

hee-za

Kakato

Heel

ka-ka-toe

Keiko

Chicken Beak

kay-ko

Koken

Wrist Top

ko-ken 

Kote

Forearm

ko-tay 

Nakayubi Ippon Ken

Middle Finger Knuckle Fist

nah-ka-yu-bee ee-pon ken

Nukite

Spear Hand

nuu-kee-tay

Oyayubi Ippon Ken

Thumb Knuckle Fist

o-yah-yuu-bee---

Ryutoken

Dragon's Head Fist

ree-yuu-ken

Seiken

Forefist (correct fist)

say-ken

Shotei

Palm Heel

show-tay

Shuto

Knife Hand

shuu-toe

Sokuto

Outside (knife) Edge of the Foot

so-kuu-toe

Sune

Shin

suu-nay

Te

Hand

tay

Teisoku

Arch of the Foot

 tay-so-kuu

Tetsui

Hammer Fist

tet-soo-ee

Toho

Sword Hand

toe-hoe

Uraken

Backfist

oo-ra-ken

 

 

 

NERAIDOKORO  KOGEKIHOKO

TARGETS  &  DIRECTIONS 

PHONETIC SPELLING

Age

Rising

ah-gay

Ago

Chin or Jaw

ah-go

Atama

Head

ah-ta-mah

Chudan

Middle Level

choo-dan

Ganmen

Face

gahn-men

Gedan

Lower Level

gay-daan

Hana

Nose

ha-na

Hara

Abdomen

ha-ra

Hidari

Left

hee-dah-ree

Hizo

Spleen

hee-zo

Jodan

Upper Level

jo-daan

Johanshin

Upper Body

joe-haan-sheen

Kahanshin

Lower Body

ka-han-sheen

Kake

Hooked

kah-kay

Kansetsu

Joint (of limb)

khan-set-suu

Kintama (Kin)

Groin, Testicles (gold jewels)

keen-tah-mah

Komekami

Temple 

ko-may-kah-mee

Kubi

Neck

kuu-bee

Mae

Front, Forward

my

Mawashi

Round, Circular

ma-wash-ee

Me

Eye(s)

may

Migi

Right

mee-gee

Mimi

Ear(s)

mee-mee

Mizo-ochi

Solar Plexus

mee-zo-o-chee

Momo

Thigh

-

Mune

Chest

muu-nay

Naname

Diagonal

 

Nodo

Throat

 

Oroshi

Descending

o-ro-shee

Rokkotsu

Rib(s)

_

Sakotsu

Collarbone

 

Sayu

Left and Right

 

Soto

Outside

so-toe

Tobi

Jumping

toe-bee

Uchi

Inside

oo-ch-ee

Ude

Arm

uu-day

Ura

Reverse, Backwards

oo-ra

Ushiro

Back (direction)

uu-shee-ro

Yoko

Side (direction)

yoh-ko

 

 

 

Dachi

STANCES

PHONETIC SPELLING

Yoi Dachi

Ready Stance

yoy-dash-ee

Fudo Dachi

Immobile Stance

foo-doo-dash-ee

Zenkutsu Dachi

Forward Leaning Stance

zen-koots-oo-dash-ee

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

Inside Character "8" Stance

 

Sanchin Dachi

Three Point Stance

san-chin-dash-ee

Kokutsu Dachi

Back Leaning Stance

ko-koots-uu-dash-ee

Musubi Dachi

Open Foot (connected) Stance

 

Kiba Dachi

Horseback Stance

keeba-dash-ee

Neko Ashi Dachi

Cat Stance

 

Tsuru Ashi Dachi

Crane Stance

 

Moro Ashi Dachi

One Foot Forward (two-foot) Stance

 

Heisoku Dachi

Closed Foot Stance

 

Heiko Dachi

Parallel Stance

 

Yonjugodo Kiba Dachi

Forty-Five Degree Horseback Stance

 

Kake Dachi

Hooked Stance

 

Soto Hachiji Dachi

Outside Character "8" Stance

 

Shiko Dachi

Sumo Stance

 

Kumite Dachi

Fighting Stance

 

Han Mi

Half Body Stance

 

Migi Ashi Mae

Right Foot Forward

 

Hidari Ashi Mae

Left Foot Forward

 

 

 

 

Tsuki WAZA

PUNCHES

PHONETIC SPELLING

Seiken

Fore fist

 

Oi Tsuki

Lunge Punch

oy-sook-ee

Morote Tsuki

Two-Handed Punch

 

Gyaku Tsuki

Reverse Punch

 

Tate Tsuki

Vertical Punch

 

Jun Tsuki

Side (corresponding) Punch

 

Shita Tsuki

Lower Punch

shee-tah suu-kee

 

 

 

UCHI  WAZA

STRIKES

PHONETIC SPELLING

Seiken

Fore fist

say-ken

Ago Uchi

Chin / Jaw Strike

ago-ooch-ee

Furi Uchi

Hook Strike

fuu-ree uu-chee

Tetsui

Hammer Fist

tet-soo-ee

Oroshi Ganmen Uchi

Descending Face Strike

 

Komekami Uchi

Temple Strike

 

Hizo Uchi

Spleen Strike

hee-zo uu-chee

Mae Yoko Uchi

Forward Side Strike

 

Yoko Uchi

Side Strike

yo-ko-ooch-ee

Uraken –

Back fist

oor-a-ken

Ganmen Uchi

Face Strike

 

Sayu Uchi

Left and Right Strike

 




Oroshi Ganmen Uchi

Descending Face Strike

 

Mawashi Uchi

Roundhouse Strike

ma-wa-shee ---

Nihon Nukite

Two-Fingered Spear Hand

 

Yonhon Nukite

Four-Fingered Spear Hand

 

Shotei Uchi

Palm Heel Strike

 

Shuto –

Knife Hand

shuu-toe

Sakotsu Uchi

Collarbone Strike

 

Yoko Ganmen Uchi

Side Face Strike

 

Sakotsu Uchikomi

Collarbone Driving Strike

 

Hizo Uchi

Spleen Strike

 

Uchi Uchi

inside Strike

 

Hiji Ate

Elbow Strike

 

Mae Hiji Ate

Forward Elbow Strike

 

Age Hiji Ate

Rising Elbow Strike

 

Ushiro Hiji Ate

Backwards Elbow Strike

 

Oroshi Hiji Ate

Descending Elbow Strike

 

 

 

 

UKE  WAZA

BLOCKING  TECHNIQUES

PHONETIC SPELLING

Jodan Uke

Upper Block

jo-dan-oo-kee

Gedan Barai

Lower Parry

gay-dan-bar-eye

Chudan Uchi Uke

Middle Area Inside Block

choo-dan-ooch-ee-oo-key

Chudan Soto Uke

Middle Area Outside Block

choo-dan-so-toe-oo-key

Morote Chudan Uchi Uke

Two-Handed Middle Area Inside Block

 

Chudan Uchi Uke Gedan Barai

Middle Area Inside Block with Lower Parry

 

Shuto Uke

Knife Hand Block

 

Juji Uke

Crossed Block

 

Kake Uke

Hooked Block

 

Shotei Uke

Palm Heel Block

 

Mawashi Uke

Circular Block

 

 

 

 

GERI  WAZA

KICKING  TECHNIQUES

PHONETIC SPELLING

Hiza Ganmen Geri

Knee Face Kick

hee-za-ga-men-gay-ree

Kin Geri

Groin Kick

kin-gay-ree

Mae Geri

Front Kick

my-gay-ree

Mae Keage

Front Rising Kick

my-kay-a-gay

Soto Mawashi Geri

Outside Crescent Kick

so-to-ma-wash-ay-gay-ree

Uchi Mawashi Geri

Inside Crescent Kick

oo-chee-ma-wash-ay-gay-ree

Yoko Keage

Side Rising Kick

yo-ko-kay-a-gay

Mawashi Geri

Roundhouse Kick

ma-wa-she-gay-ree

Kansetsu Geri

Joint Kick

 

Yoko Geri

Side Kick

yo-ko-gay-ree

Ushiro Geri

Back Kick

oo-she-roo-ger-ay

Mae Kakato

Geri Front Heel Kick

my- 

Ago Geri

Chin / Jaw Kick

a-go-ger-ay

Tobi Mae Geri

Jumping Front Kick

toby-my-ger-ay

Ashi Barai

Leg Sweep

ash-ay-bar-eye

 

 

 

 

KIHON  JUTSUGO

BASIC  TERMINOLOGY

PHONETIC SPELLING

 

Anza

Relaxed Sitting

 

 

Arigato Gozaimasu

Thank You (polite)

 

 

Budo

Martial Way

 

 

Bunkai

Application (analysis)

 

 

Dan

Grade (Black Belt)

dan

 

Dojo

Training Hall (Way place)

doh-joe

 

Dojo Kun

Training Hall Oath

 

 

Dogi (Gi)

Karate Uniform (Way clothes)

gee

 

Fumi-ashi

Step (with a change of feet)

 

 

Goshin Jutsu

Self-Defense Techniques

 

 

Gasshukoku

>United States

 

 

Hajime

Begin

 

 

Hanshi

Honorable Master

 

 

Hikite

Pulling Hand

 

 

Ibuki

Forced Tension Breathing

 

 

Ido-geiko

Moving Drills

 

 

Jisen Kumite

Full-Contact Fighting

gee-sen ku-mee-tay

 

Jiyu Kumite

Free Fighting

gee-yu kuu-mee-tay

 

Kamaete

Take Ready Position

ka-my-A-tay

 

Kami no Kamae

Upper Body Posture

 

 

Karate

Empty Hand

kar-a-tay

 

Kata

Form

kata

 

Ki

Inner Energy

 

 

Kiai

Explosive Scream

kee-eye

 

Kiai Irete

With Explosive Energy

 

 

Kihon

Basics

 

 

Kihon Waza

Basic Techniques

 

 

Kime

Focus

 

 

Kohai

Junior Student

 

 

Kokusai

International

 

 

Kosa-ashi

Switch (i.e. switch stance L to R or R to L)

 

 

Kotai

Switch (i.e. partners switch places in a drill)

 

 

Kumite

Fight

 

 

Kyokushin

Ultimate Truth

ki-o-koo-shin

 

Kyu

Rank (below Black Belt)

cue

 

Maai

Interval (between opponents)

 

 

Makiwara

Striking Post (straw wrapped)

 

 

Mawatte

Turn

 

 

Mokuso

Meditation (silent thought)

 

 

Mugorei

No Counting (no commands)

 

 

Mushin

Without Thought (no mind)

 

 

Naore

Return to Starting Position

 

 

Nogare

Calm, Controlled Breathing

 

 

Obi

Belt (sash)

 

 

Okuriashi

Shuffle Step (sending foot)

 

 

Onegaishimasu

Please (polite)

 

 

Osu

Determination (push and endure)

oos

 

Otagai

Each Other

 

 

Rei (...ni Rei)

Bow (Bow to...)

 

 

Renmei

Federation

 

 

Renma

Polishing, Training

 

 

Renraku

Combinations

 

 

Seishin

Spirit

 

 

Seiza

Formal Kneeling (correct sitting)

see-za

 

Sempai

Senior (1st & 2nd Dan)

sem-pie

 

Sensei

Teacher (born before) (3rd & 4th Dan)

sen-say

 

Shomen

Front (correct face) of the Dojo

 

 

Shihan

Expert (5th Dan & higher)

shee-han

 

Sosai

President

so-say

 

Tameshiwari

Breaking Test

 

 

Tanden

Center of Body (below navel)

 

 

Waza

Technique(s)

 

 

Yame

Stop

yam-ay

 

Yasume

Rest, at Ease

ya-soo-mee

 

Yoi

Ready

yoy

 

Yudansha

Black Belt Holder

 

 

Zanshin

Remain Alert (remaining mind)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIKAI  JUTSUGO

TOURNAMENT  TERMINOLOGY

PHONETIC SPELLING

 

Aka

Red

 

 

Awasete Ippon

Adds Up to One Point

 

 

Chui

Warning

 

 

Encho

Overtime Round (extension)

 

 

Fukushin

Corner Judge (assistant referee)

 

 

Fukushin Shugo

Referees' Conference

 

 

Genten

Penalty

 

 

Hantei

Decision

 

 

Hikiwake

Draw, Tie

 

 

Ippon

One Point

 

 

Kachi (...no Kachi)

Win (...the Winner)

 

 

Kiken

Forfeit

 

 

Senshuken Taikai

Championship Tournament

 

 

Shikaku

Disqualification

 

 

Shiro

White

 

 

Shushin

Referee

 

 

Waza Ari

Half Point (has a technique)

waz-are-ay

 

Zokko

Resume Fighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAZU

NUMBERS

PHONETIC SPELLING

 

Ichi

One

eech

 

Ni

Two

nee

 

San

Three

san

 

Shi, Yon

Four

shee, yawn

 

Go

Five

go

 

Roku

Six

roke

 

Shichi, Nana

Seven

seech

 

Hachi

Eight

hatch

 

Ku

Nine

koo

 

Ju

Ten

choo

 

 

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