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Karate Terminology


English                                                                      Japanese
Technique....................................Waze
Free Fight...................................Kumite
Fore fist....................................Seiken
Fore arm.....................................Ude
Chop.........................................Shuto
Ridge Hand...................................Haito
Fingertips...................................Nukite
Elbow........................................Empi
Back Fist Strike.............................Riken-Uchi
Foot Edge....................................Sokuto
Ball of Foot.................................Koshi
Side Squat Stance............................Hachiji-Dachi
Forward Leg Block Stance.....................Zenkustu-Dachi
Cat foot Stance..............................Neko-Ashi-Dachi
Stance.......................................Dachi
Low stance...................................Kiba-Dachi
Double Fist Punch............................Morote-Zuzi
Rising Block.................................Aze-Uki
Check-Block (Fore Arm).......................Ude-Uki
Chop Block...................................Shuto-Uki
Double Block.................................Morote-Uki
Punching Block...............................Tsuki-Uki
Front Kick...................................Mae-Geri-Keagi
Side Kick....................................Yoko-Geri-Keagi 
Front jump Kick..............................Mae-tobi-Geri-Keagi
Side jump Kick...............................Yoko-Topi-Geri-Keagi
Back Kick Thrust.............................Ushiro-Geri-Kekomi
Form.........................................Kata
Japan........................................Nihon
Shout of Spirit..............................Kiai
Teacher......................................Sensei
Breath and Mind Power........................Kokyu-Ho

Fight or Match...............................Hajime
Start a Match................................Shobu-Hajime
Stop.........................................Yame 
Original Position............................Moto-no-ichi 
Fight On.....................................Tsuzukete 
Resume Fighting..............................Tsuzukete-Hajime 
Time.........................................Tikan 
Judges Assemble..............................Fukushin Shugo 
Judgement....................................Hantei 
Draw.........................................Hikiwake 
Extended Match...............................Encho-San 
Extra Extended Match.........................Sai-Encho-San
I Don't Take It..............................Torimasen
Same Time....................................Ai-Uchi
Red..........................................Aka
White........................................Shiro
Red Wins.....................................Aka-No-Kachi
White Wins...................................Shiro-No-Kachi
Warning of a Foul............................Hansoku-Chui
Foul.........................................Hansoku
Warning, Stepping Out of area................Jogai-Chui
Disqualification.............................Shikkaku
Stop, Outside of Match Area..................Yame-Jogai
Upper Body...................................Jodan
Middle Body..................................Chudan
Lower Body...................................Gedan
Thrust.......................................Tsuki
Blow.........................................Uchi
Kick.........................................Geri
Please.......................................Dozo
Yes..........................................Hai
No...........................................Iie
Bow..........................................Rei
Good Morning.................................O-Hayo
Good Afternoon..............................Konichi-Wa
Good Evening................................Koban-Wa
Good Night..................................O-Yasumi-Nasai
Good Bye....................................Sayonara
Hello.......................................Moshi
Training Hall...............................Dojo
Thank You Very Much.........................Domo-Arigato-Gozamus
You're Welcome..............................Do-Itashimashite
Meditate....................................Mokuso
Kneeling Position...........................Seiza
Belt........................................Obi


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