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Practice Japanese Numbers

  • 1 一
    ichi
  • 2 二
    ni
  • 3 三
    san
  • 4 四
    shi
  • 5 五
    go
  • 6 六
    roku
  • 7 七
    shichi
  • 8 八
    hachi
  • 9 九
    ku (kyu)
  • 10 十
    ju

Karate Terms

These are the terms for the first set of basics: Kihon I (Foundation 1).

  • Matsubayashi-ryu
    pine forest way
  • Shorin-ryu
    pine forest way
  • kihon
    foundation
  • tsuki-no-kata
    punching exercise
  • shuto-no-kata
    chopping exercise
  • uke-no-kata
    blocking exercise
  • tan-len kumite
    wrist exercise
  • kara-zuki
    body punching
  • hiji-waza
    elbow exercise
  • ten-sho
    tension breathing

These are the terms for the second set of basics: Kihon II (Foundation 2).

  • oi-zuki
    basics in motion
  • tsuki
    punch
  • jodan-tsuki
    high punch
  • chudan-tsuki
    middle punch
  • gedan tsuki
    low punch
  • uke
    block
  • jodan-uke
    high block
  • chudan-uke
    middle block
  • gedan-uke
    low block
  • gedan yoko-barai-uke
    down block to the side
  • juji-uke
    cross block
  • morote uke
    reinforced block
  • shuto-uke
    chop block
  • geri
    kick
  • kin-geri
    groin kick
  • mae-geri
    front snap kick
  • yoko-geri
    knee break
  • yoko-hiza-kagata-geri
    knee break 45°
  • mawashi-geri
    roundhouse kick
  • uchiro-geri
    reverse kick
  • dachi
    stance
  • shizen-tai-dachi
    natural stance
  • jigo-tai-dachi
    defensive stance
  • neko-ashi-dachi
    cat stance
  • kiba-dachi
    long stance

Miscellaneous Terms

Here are a few miscellaneous terms.

  • shugo
    fall in
  • le-e
    bow
  • yoi
    prepare
  • kama-te
    cover
  • lenzoku
    continuous
  • mawat-te
    pivot
  • seiza
    kneel
  • mokuso
    meditation
  • hajime
    begin
  • ya-me
    stop or "break"
  • ki-ai
    power focus (yell)
  • kata
    form (exercise)
  • bunkai
    analysis
  • keiko
    practice
  • monjin
    student
  • sensei
    teacher
  • dan
    black belt rank
  • kyu
    color belt rank

Here are some basic karate terms in Japanese characters:

  • 空 手
    kara-te
  • 松 林
    Matsubayashi
  • 松 林
    Sho-rin
  • "ryu" school, style
  • 松 林 流
    Matsubayashi-ryu
  • 松 林 流
    Sho-rin-ryu
  • 南 風
    "Nam-fuu" Southwind
  • "do" way
  • 道 場
    "do-jo" way place

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