Definitions

Select a word below and the English translation will be shown

AGO
Meaning: Jaw
Example: AGO-uchi
BARAI
Meaning: Parry
Example: Gedan-BARAI
CHUDAN
Meaning: Middle Level
Example: CHUDAN-uchi-uke
CHUSOKU
Meaning: Ball of Foot
Example: CHUSOKU-harai-uke
FURI UCHI
Meaning: Hook Punch
Example: FURI UCHI
GAMMEN
Meaning: Face
Example: Shuto Gammen Uchi
GEDAN
Meaning: Lower Level
Example: GEDAN-barai
GERI (KERI)
Meaning: KICK only when used in conjunction with another word. Singularly the word Kick is Keri.
Example: Mawashi-GERI
GI (Do-Gi)
Meaning: Training Uniform
Example: Do-Gi
GO
Meaning: 5
Example: Counting Number 5
GYAKU
Meaning: Reverse
Example: GYAKU Tsuki
HACHI
Meaning: 8
Example: Counting number
HAISOKU
Meaning: Instep
Example: HAISOKU-age-uchi
HAJIME
Meaning: Start
Example: HAJIME
HIDARI
Meaning: Left
Example: NONE
HIJI
Meaning: Elbow
Example: HIJI-oroshi-uchi
HIZA
Meaning: Knee
Example: NONE
HIZO
Meaning: Spleen
Example: Uraken HIZO Uchi
ICHI
Meaning: 1
Example: Counting Number 1
JIYU KUMITE
Meaning: Free Sparring
Example: NONE
JODAN
Meaning: Upper Level
Example: JODAN-UKE
JU
Meaning: 10
Example: Counting Number 10
JUJI UKE
Meaning: Crossed Block
Example: seiken-juji-UKE
JUN TSUKI
Meaning: Straight Off Shoulder Punch
Example: NONE
KAGI TSUKI
Meaning: Bent Arm Hook Punch
Example: NONE
KAI
Meaning: Society, Associate, Join
Example: KyokushinKAI
KAITEN
Meaning: Turning Around, Revolving
Example: Kata in Ura
KAKATO
Meaning: Heel
Example: oroshi-uchi-KAKATO-geri
KAKE
Meaning: Hook
Example: KAKE-dachi
KAMAETE
Meaning: Take Position
Example: NONE
KANSETSU
Meaning: Joint
Example: KANSETSU-geri
KARA-TE
Meaning: Empty-Hand
Example: KARATE
KATA
Meaning: Formal Exercise
Example: Pinan, Saifa
KIAI
Meaning: Shout
Example: Used to tension the core when striking and train breathing during basics
KIAI
KIN
Meaning: Groin
Example: KIN-geri
KOMEKAMI
Meaning: Temple
Example: Tetsui KOMEKAMI
KU
Meaning: 9
Example: Counting Number 9
KUMITE
Meaning: Sparring
Example: sanbon-KUMITE
KYOKU
Meaning: Ultimate
Example: KYOKUshinkai
KYU
Meaning: Student Level
Example: 1st KYU = Senior Brown
MAE
Meaning: Front
Example: MAE-geri
MAWASHI
Meaning: Round
Example: soto-MAWASHI-geri
MAWATTE
Meaning: Turn Around
Example: Used during basics to signal 180 degree change in direction
ME-TSUKI
Meaning: Thrust to the Eyes
Example: NONE
MIGI
Meaning: Right
Example: NONE
MOROTE
Meaning: Both Hands
Example: MOROTE-chudan-uchi-uke
NAORE
Meaning: Return to Start
Example: NAORE
NI
Meaning: 2
Example: Counting Number 2
NIHON NUKITE
Meaning: 2 Finger Spearhand
Example: NIHON NUKITE
NUKITE
Meaning: Spearhand
Example: nihon-NUKITE
OI
Meaning: Lunge
Example: chudan-OI-tsuki
OROSHI
Meaning: Descending
Example: hira-ken-OROSHI-uchi
PINAN
Meaning: Peaceful Mind
RENRAKU
Meaning: Combination
Example: NONE
ROKU
Meaning: 6
Example: Counting Number 6
SAKOTSU
Meaning: Collarbone
Example: Shuto-SAKOTSU-uchi
SAN
Meaning: 3
Example: Counting Number 3
SAYU
Meaning: Left & Right
Example: NONE
SEIKEN
Meaning: Fore Fist
Example: SEIKEN-juji-uke
SHI
Meaning: 4
Example: Counting Number 4
SHICHI
Meaning: 7
Example: Counting Number 7
SHIN
Meaning: Truth or Reality
Example: kyokuSHINkai
SHITA TSUKI
Meaning: Underneath (lower) Punch
Example: Shita Tsuki
SHOTEI
Meaning: Palm Heel
Example: gedan-SHOTEI-morote-uke
SHUTO
Meaning: Knife Hand
Example: SHUTO-mawashi-uke
SOKUTO
Meaning: Foot Edge
Example: SOKUTO-yoko-keage
SOTO
Meaning: Outside
Example: SOTO mawashi geri
TAIKYOKU
Meaning: First Cause
Example: TAIKYOKU-sono-ichi
TATE TSUKI
Meaning: Vertical Punch
Example: NONE
TEISOKU
Meaning: Foot Arch
Example: TEISOKU-soto-mawashi-geri
TETTSUI
Meaning: First Edge
Example: TETTSUI-komi-kami
TSUKI
Meaning: Thrust (Punch)
Example: chudan-gyaku-TSUKI
UCHI
Meaning: Strike
Example: uraken-oroshi-ganmen-UCHI
UKE
Meaning: Block
Example: shuto-mawashi-UKE
URA
Meaning: In Reverse, Backwards
Example: URA
URAKEN
Meaning: Back Fist
Example: URAKEN-sayo-uchi
YAME
Meaning: Stop
Example: Calling a conclusion to sparring
YASUME
Meaning: Rest
Example: YASUME
YOI
Meaning: Ready
Example: NONE
YOKO
Meaning: Side
Example: YOKO-geri
YONHON NUKITE
Meaning: 4 Finger Spearhand
Example: YONHON NUKITE