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


Shorin
pine forest (Sino-Japanese pronunciation)

Shorin-Ryu
early Karate school developed from Shuri and Tomari

shotei
palm-heel

shotei ate
palm-heel smash

shotei uke
palm-heel block

shugo
line up

shugyo
the practice of mind-body transcendence

Shuri-Te
early Karate school developed around Shuri

Shushi No Kon
bo kata

shuto
knife-hand

shuto uchi
knife-hand strike

shuto uke
knife-hand block

shuto waza
knife-hand technique

sokko
instep of the foot

sokuto
foot-edge

sokuto geri
foot-edge kick

suirakan no kamae
drunkard fighting posture

suruchin
chain

tachi
stance

tachikata
stances

tai sabaki
body movement or shifting

tanden
spot two inches below the navel

tate hiji ate
upward elbow smash

te
hand

tegumi
Okinawan form of wrestling; characters for kumite backwards

tekko
metal knuckles

tengu
long-nosed goblin

tengu ni naru
arrogance

tenshin
body and distance shifting

tenshin no kamae
body shifting fighting posture

tetsugeta
iron clogs

Tode
Chinese self-defense art

Tomari-Te
early Karate school developed around Tomari

tomoe shotei ate
circular palm-heel smash

tomoe zuki
circular block and punch

tonfa
wooden weapon with handles. See "tuifa."

torite uke
grasping-hand block

Tote
Chinese self-defense art

tsuki
punch

tsuki waza
punching technique

tsumasaki geri
toe-tip kick

tuifa
wooden weapon with handles. See "tonfa."

Tuite
Chinese self-defense art

uchi
strike

uchi waza
striking technique

Uchinan
Okinawa

Uchinanchu
Okinawan

uke
block

uke kata
blocking techniques

uke waza
blocking technique

ura
back

ura gamae
cheating fighting-posture

ura ken
backfist

ura ken uchi
backfist strike

ushiro
backward

ushiro geri
back kick

ushiro hiji ate
backward elbow smash

wankan
the thirteenth kata of Shorin-ryu karate

wanshu
the fifteenth kata of Shorin-ryu karate

wari uke
split block

wari uke zuki
split block punch

waza
technique

yakusoku kumite
promise kumite, pre-arranged sparring

yame
stop

yari
spear

yoi
ready

yoko
side

yoko geri
side foot-edge kick

yoko hiji ate
side elbow smash

yon
4 (as in yondan)

yon
four (yon is often used instead of shi)

yon ju
40

yon-kyu
green belt

yondan
fourth degree black belt

yubi waza
finger technique

yudansha
black belt level/holders

zabuton
large pillow used for zazen

zanshin
The state of mind where one is able to proceed from the end of one movement to the next movement freely

zaru
monkey (Motobu Zaru)

zazen
sitting form of meditation

Zen
A Japanese school of Buddhism in which enlightenment is attained through direct intuitive insight

zenkutsu dachi
front bent-leg stance

zenkutsu dachi gedan-barai-uke
front bent-leg stance lower block

zuki
alternative spelling of tsuki, punch