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translations



The following are translations of Japanese phrases commonly used in karate:

seiza kneel
sensei ni rei bow to instructor
kiritsu stand
yoi ready
rei bow
mawatte turn
hadjime begin
yame stop
hidari left
migi right
hanmi gamae fighting stance
jodan ganmen head
chu dan body
gedan low level
kekomi thrusting
keage rising
barai sweeping
choku direct
renraku combination
waza form-technique
dojo place of the way

Dachi - Stance

yoi fudo ready
zen kutsu forward
gyaku opposite
sanchin hour glass
kiba straddle
ko-kutsu back leaning
neko ashi cat foot
musubi open toed
shiko dachi sumo

Te - Kind of hand

seiken forefist
uraken backfist
tettsui bottomfist
shuto knife hand
haito ridge hand (inner)
haishu back hand
nukite spear hand
teisho palm heel
toho sword peak hand
ippon ken one knuckle fist
empi elbow

Ashi - Kind of foot

hiza knee
sokuto foot edge
chusoku ball of foot
haisoku instep
kakato heel
teisoku arch

Uke - Blocks

jodan age uke head block (rising)
soto uke outer block
uchi uke inner block
haisho uke back hand block
shuto uke knife hand block
gedan barai lower sweeping block
morote uke augmented block
teisho uke palm heel block
hiza uke knee block

Tsuki - Thrusts

chudan oi zuki middle level punch
gyakuzuki reverse punch
morotezu ki double fist punch

Uchi - Strikes

tettsui bottom fist strike
shuto uchi (shoku-mawashi-sakutsu) knife hand strike
haitto uchi ridge hand strike
teisho uchi palm heel strike
mawashi uchi (seiken) round fist strike
uraken back fist strike
empi uchi elbow strike
ago uchi chin strike (straight fist)

Keri - Kicks

mae geri (kekomi-keage) front kick
mawashi geri (haisoku-chusoku) round kick
yoko geri (fumikomi) side stamping kick
yoko geri (kekomi-keage) side kick
ushiro geri back kick
mae tobi geri front jumping kick
kakato geri heel kick
kin geri groin kick
mawashiuchi geri round back kick
hiza geri/td> knee kick

 

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