SKA so-cal

Shotokan Karate School

Palm Springs, California, USA

760.449.7223

www.palmspringskarate.com

 

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www.palmspringskarate.com

PALM SPRINGS • 760.449.7223 • PALM DESERT


kara

te

karate-ka

do

application

way (journey)

bunkai

karate student

hand

empty

training hall

ESSENTIAL WORDS

teacher/elder

no

sempai

sensei

iie

assistant instructor


dachi

yoi dachi

zenkustu dachi

sanchin dachi

fudo dachi

neiko-ashi dachi  

kokustu dachi

cat-leg stance

horse stance

back stance

kiba dachi

front stance

ready stance

stance

hangetsu dachi

half-moon stance

hour glass stance

rooted stance

STANCES

fighting posture

parallel stance

(ready stance)

kamae (dachi)

heiko dachi

karate-way

karate-do

kihons

basic techniques

kata

fighting forms

kumite

sparring

rei

bow


mokuso yame

meditate stop

begin

COMMAND WORDS

turn around

otagai - ni

yasume

mawatte

each other (to)

relax

prepare

yoi

kamae

fight position

narande

line up

mou ichido

one more time

seisa

formal sitting posture

mokuso

meditate/eyes shut

os/osh (osu)

I understand

(also a greeting)

hai

yes

hajime

shomen - ni

front wall (to)

sensei - ni

teacher (to)

yame

stop


ken

kaisho

empi (hiji)

haito

nakadaka-ken

middle-finger knuckle fist

tettsui (kentsui)

open hand

closed fist

hira-ken

fore-knuckle fist

knife/sword hand

ridge hand

elbow

HAND TECHNIQUES

back hand

washide

teisho

nukite

haisho

seiken

fore arm

bird’s beak

(eagle hand)

palm heel

spear hand

basic fist

(fore fist)

ippon-ken

index knuckle fist


koshi

sokuto

haisoku

instep/top of foot

blade of foot

ball of foot

FOOT/LEG  POSITIONS

heel

matte

wait

keiretsu

line up by rank


ura mawashi geri

front kick

snap

FOOT  STRIKES

yoko geri

roundhouse kick

side kick

shuto

do-jo

uraken

back fist

hammer fist

koken (kakuto)

bent wrist

ude (kote)

kekomi

thrust

geri (keri)

kick

mawashi geri

hook kick

kakato

ushiro geri

back (spinning) kick

mikazuki geri

crescent kick

fumikomi geri

stomp kick


uchi (ude) uke

knife hand block

upper rising block

(high-level)

BLOCKING TECHNIQUES

shuto uke

cross “x” block

inside (forearm) block

soto (ude) uke

outside (forearm) block

gedan barai

down block

(sweeping low)

juji uke


uchi

gyaku zuki

shuto uchi

reverse punch

strike

HAND  STRIKES

kagi zuki

elbow strike

hook punch

oi zuki

front/lunge punch

zuki (tsuki)

punch

empi uchi

knife hand strike

nukite (uchi)

spear hand (strike)

tettsui (uchi)

hammer-fist (strike)


gi

MORE WORDS

degree

hikite

draw hand

arigato

thank you

dan

uniform

obi

belt

bu-do

martial way

bujutsu

martial arts

(technique of the warrior)

mae geri

ki

energy/spirit


ni

shichi

four

two

NUMBERS

go

six

five

san

three

ichi

one

roku

seven

hachi

eight

ku

nine

juu

ten

shi

age uke

kyu

rank

domo

very much

keage