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


hyaku
100

hyaku
one hundred

iaigoshi dachi
kneeling stance

ichi
1

ichi
one

ieku
wooden oar

ik-kyu
black tips on brown belt

ippon ashi dachi
one leg stance (Rohai)

jigotai dachi
wide open-leg stance

jiyu kumite
free sparring

jo
short staff

jodan
upper level

jodan kosa uke
upper cross block

jodan shotei ate
upper palm-heel smash

jodan uchi shuto uke
upper inner knife-hand block

jodan uke
upper level block

jodan wari uke
upper split block

jodan zuki
upper level punch

josokutei
ball of the foot

ju
10

ju
ten

judan
tenth degree black belt

jun shizentai dachi
quasi-natural stance

junbi undo
warm-up exercises

kaku zuki
square (corner) punch

kakushi zuki
hidden fist punch (Wanshu)

kama
hand sickle

kamae
fighting posture

kamaekata
ready stances

kami
heavy earthenware jars

kanji
Chinese and Japanese ideograms

kansetsu geri
joint kick

kara
empty or China, depending upon the character

Karate
empty-hand self-defense art

Karate ni sente nashi
there is no first attack in Karate

Karate-Do
the way of Karate

karateka
one who practices Karate

kata
form

katsu jin ken
fist or sword that gives life

keikoken zuki
forefinger-knuckle punch

ken
fist or sword

Ken Zen Ichinyo
Karate and Zen as One

kentsui
hammer fist

kentsui uchi
hammer fist strike

keri
kick

keri waza
kicking technique

ki
spirit energy

kiai
spirit convergence, often coinciding with a yell

kiba dachi
horse-riding straddle stance

kihon
basics

kihon tanren
basic exercises performed while stationary

kihon undo
basic exercises performed while moving

kinteki
groin

kinteki geri
groin kick

kobudo
ancient weapon arts

kobujutsu
ancient weapon arts

kohai
junior

kokoro
heart, mind or spirit

kokutsu dachi
back-leg bent stance

kokyu
breathing

kon
wooden staff

koshi
hip or pelvic carriage

koshi o ireru
using the hip, twisting hip movement

koteki tae
arm conditioning practice

ku
9

ku
nine

ku ju
90

kudan
ninth degree black belt

kumite
sparring

kusanku
the nineteenth kata of Shorin-ryu karate, and the most difficult

kyobu
chest

kyobu geri
chest kick

kyobu morote shuto uchi
chest double knife-hand strike

kyoshi
second teaching title

kyu
rank below black belt

ma-ai
distance, spacing

mae
front

mae geri
front kick

mae hiji ate
forward elbow strike

mageru
circle

magetori barai uke
rising upward both-hand knife block

makite uke
winding knife-hand block

makiwara
striking board of various types

manji sai
sai with one prong reversed

mawashi geri
roundhouse kick

mawatte
turn

mazu sono kokoro wo tadase
first purify your mind

migi
right

migi ashi mae shizentai dachi
right foot front natural stance

Miyagi Chojun
founder of Goju Ryu and creator of Fukyugata Ni

mokuso
meditation

mon
10,000

morote
double, or both hands

morote barai uke
augmented lower block

morote nuki zuki
double spear-hand thrust

morote soe uke
augmented forearm block

morote zuki
augmented side punch

mudansha
kyu grade level/holders

mushin
no-mind

Naha-Te
Karate developed in the Naha area of Okinawa