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Cocoa Beach Karate - Martial arts terms
Category: Sport and Leisure > Karate
Date & country: 25/03/2011, US
Words: 384


age hiji ate
rising elbow strike

Ananku
the twelfth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

anza
cross-leg sitting

arigato
thank you

arigato gozaimasu
thank you very much (more polite)

ashi
foot

ashi sabaki
stepping and sliding

atama
head

atemi
concentrated power

bo
wooden staff, usually about 6 ft. See also "kon"

bojutsu
staff art

bubishi
ancient martial arts text from China

budo
martial way or path. "Bu" literally means to stop a spear. "Do" means way or path.

bunkai
analysis of movements (usually of kata)

bushido
way of the warrior

butoku
principles of warriors

chinto
the eighteenth kata of Shorin-ryu karate

chishi
ancient form of dumbbell

chokuritsu fudo dachi
formal attention stance

chudan
middle level

chudan hasami uke
middle scissors block

chudan shotei ate
middle palm-heel smash

chudan shotei uke
middle palm-heel block

chudan shuto uke
middle knife-hand block

chudan soto mawashi uke
middle sideward round block

chudan soto shuto uke
middle outward knife-hand block

chudan soto uke
middle outward block

chudan uchi uke
middle inner block

chudan uke
middle block

chudan wari uke
middle split block

chudan yoko uke
middle sideward block

chudan yoko-shuto uke
middle sideward knife-hand block

chudan zuki
middle punch

dachi
alternative spelling of "tachi," stance

dan
step (as in chudan), or black belt ranking (as in godan)

denzook
no count

deshi
student or disciple

do
way or path

dojo
sacred place of the "way" or learning hall

dojo kun
dojo precepts/maxims

domo arigato gozaimasu
thank you very much (most polite)

dozo
please

embusen
ground or performance diagram

enso
Zen circle

fukubu geri
abdomen kick

fukyugata
basic

fukyugata ichi
the first kata in Shorin-ryu karate

fukyugata ni
the second kata in Shorin-ryu karate

fukyugata san
the third kata in Shorin-ryu karate

gamaku
use of hip; koshi

gedan
lower level

gedan barai uke
downward block

gedan haito yoko uke
lower sideward reverse knife-hand block

gedan kosa uke
downward cross block

gedan shotei ate
lower palm-heel smash

gedan shotei uke
lower palm-heel block

gedan shuto uke
lower knife-hand block

gedan shuto yoko barai uke
lower sideward knife-hand slashing block

gedan uke
downward block

gedan yoko barai uke
lower sideward block

gedan zuki
downward punch

geri
alternative spelling of "keri," kick

geta
clogs (usually wooden)

gi
uniform

go
5

go
five

go ju
50

go-kyu
two green tips on white belt

godan
fifth degree black belt

Goju Ryu
Hard/Soft style founded by Chojun Miyagi

gojushiho
the seventeenth kata of Shorin-ryu karate

Gorin No Sho
Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

gyaku zuki
reverse or cross punch

hachi
8

hachi
eight

hachi ju
80

hachidan
eighth degree black belt

hai
yes

haito uchi
reverse knife-hand strike (Naihanchi I)

haito uke
reverse knife-hand block

hajime
begin

hangetsu barai uke
half-moon foot block

hangetsu zuki
half-moon punch

hanshi
third and highest teaching title

hantai
reverse

hara
lower abdomen

hayashi
forest

hazushi uke
removing block

heisoku dachi
closed foot stance

hidari
left

hidari ashi mae shizentai dachi
left front foot natural stance

hiji
elbow

hiji ate
elbow smash

hiji uke
elbow block

hikari
light

hiza
knee

hiza ate
knee smash

hojo undo
subsidiary exercises

hombu/honbu dojo
main or headquarters dojo

hotoke gamae
Buddha-hand fighting posture