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


Naihanchi
set of three ancient kata characterized by naihanchi dachi

naihanchi dachi
straddle-leg stance (feet parallel)

naihanchi nidan
the tenth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

naihanchi sandan
the eleventh kata in Shorin-ryu karate

naihanchi shodan
the ninth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

nana
7

nana
seven (sometimes used instead of shichi)

nana ju
70

naname
slanted

naname zenkutsu dachi
slanted front bent-leg stance

neko ashi dachi
cat stance

ni
2

ni
two

ni ju
20

ni-kyu
brown belt

nidan
second degree black belt

nidan geri
flying front kick

Nihon
Japan

Nippon
Japan

nukite zuki
spear-hand thrust

nunchaku
wooden flailing weapon

nunti sai
manji sai attached to bo

obi
belt

oi zuki
chasing punch

onegaishimasu
please do me a favor

oni waza
demon technique

Osensei
title of respect usually reserved for founder of an art

otera
temple (place)

otoshi uke
downward dropping block

oyo-tan-ren
all basic techniques

Passai
the sixteenth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

Pinan
set of five kata developed by Anko Itosu in 1907 to be taught in high school, "peace gate"

Pinan Godan
the eighth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

Pinan Nidan
the fifth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

Pinan Sandan
the sixth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

Pinan Shodan
the fourth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

Pinan Yondan
the seventh kata in Shorin-ryu karate

rei
bow

reigi
etiquette

renshi
first teaching title, qualified instructor

renzoku
without count

ro-kyu
one green tip on white belt

Rohai
the fourteenth kata in Shorin-ryu karate

rokoji
lay priest (Zen)

roku
6

roku
six

roku ju
60

rokudan
sixth degree black belt

roshi
abbot (Zen)

rotaishi
archbishop (Zen)

ryu
school or system

ryu no shita no kamae
dragon-tongue fighting posture

Ryukyu
Okinawa

sagurite no kamae
searching-hand (or shadow-hand) fighting posture

sagurite uke
searching-hand (or shadow-hand) block

sai
three pronged ancient sword-blocking weapon, usually of iron

saijutsu
sai art

Sakugawa No Kon
ancient bo kata (Sakugawa's)

samurai
Japanese warrior

san
3

san
three

san ju
30

san-kyu
brown tips on green belt

sandan
third degree black belt

saru
monkey (Motobu no Saru)

sasae hiji ate
supported elbow smash

sasae uke
supported forearm block

sashi
stone or iron hand-grip

sayu barai uke
double lower side block

sayu zuki
double side punch

seiken
fist

seiken ude uke
forearm block

seiken waza
fist technique

seiza
formal sitting posture

semekata
attacking technique

sempai
senior

sen
1000

sensei
teacher, instructor, elder

sensei-ni-rei
all bow to sensei

shi
4

shi
four

shi zuki
beak thrust

shichi
7

shichi
seven

shichi ju
70

shichidan
seventh degree black belt

shigoki
savage training

shihan
director

shikaku
dead angle; taking a location where the opponent is most vulnerable and least able to protect himself or respond with an attack

shin gi tai
mind-technique-body

shin gi tai ichinyo
oneness of mind-technique-body

shin zen bi
truth, honesty and beauty

shinden-ni-rei
all bow to those who came before us

shiro
white

Shiro Matsu No Kon
white pine bo kata

shizentai dachi
natural stance

shizuka na kokoro
quiet spirit

sho
first (as in shodan)

shodan
first degree black belt

Shorei-Ryu
early Karate school developed around Naha