Shotokan Terminology

 

GENERAL TERMS

Karate: Empty Hands 
Karate Do: The Way of Karate 
Karateka: Practitioner of Karate 
Shotokan: "House of Shoto"; Pen name of Funakoshi 
Dojo: School of training or academy 
Sensei: Teacher 
Sempai: Senior 
Kohi: Junior 
Kyu: Rank 
Gi: Uniform 
Obi: Belt 
Osu: " I understand and will try my best." Also used to show respect, 
enthusiasm. Do not use outside the dojo!
Budo: Way of combat 
Zanshin: Poise and control 
Kime: Focus 
Kihon: Fundamentals/Basics 
Kiai: Spirit shout/focus or spiritual energy 
Kata: Practice form 
Embusen: Floor pattern/lines of a kata 
Maai: Distance 
Bunkai: Application (interpretation) of kata techniques 
Kumite: Sparring/fighting 
Sanbon Kumite: Three-step sparring 
Ippon kumite: One-step sparring 
Jiyyu kumit: Free sparring 
Waza: Technique 
Dachi: Stance 
Tsuki (Zuki): Punch 
Uchi: Strike 
Uke: block 
Rei: Bow 
Geri: Kick 
Ashi-barai: Foot sweep 
Kamae: Posture 
Yame: Stop 
Yori-ashi: Sliding the feet 
Tai-sabaki: Body shifing 
Mokuso: Meditate/Gather Your Thoughts 
Dozo: Please 
Onegai Shimasu: "I welcome you to train with me" 
Aka: Red 
Shiro: White 


COUNTING

Ichi: One 
Ni: Two 
San: Three 
Shi: Four 
Go: five 
Roku: Six 
Shichi: Seven 
Hachi: Eight 
Ku: Nine 
Ju: Ten 
NiJu: Twenty 
Ippon: First


DACHI WAZA (STANCE)

Zenkutsu dachi: Front Stance 
Kokutsu dachi: Back Stance 
Kiba dachi: Straddle (Horse) Stance 
Fudo dachi: Fighting Stance 
Musubi dachi: Informal Attention Stance (feet in "V") 
Hachiji dachi: Open-legged Stance (Yoi) 
Shizen-tai dachi: Natural Stance 
Neko-ashi dachi: Cat Stance 
Renoji dachi: "L" Stance 
Kosa dachi: Cross-Legged Stance 
Hangetsu dachi: Wide Hour-glass Stance


DIRECTION

Mae: Front 
Yoko: Side 
Ushiro: Back 
Mawashi: Round 
Jodan: Head high level 
Chudan: Mid-high level 
Gedan: Low level; Down 
Migi: Right 
Hidari: Left 
Gyaku: Reverse 
Uchi: Inner 
Soto: Outer 


UKE WAZA (BLOCKS)

Age uke: Rising block 
Gedan uke: Down block 
Soto ude uke: Outside froearm block 
Shuto uke: Knife block 
Morote uke: Augmented block 
Juji uke: X block 
Manji uke: Hi/Low block (Heian 5) 
Tate Shuto uke: Vertical knife-hand block (Heain 3) 
Haishu uke: Back-hand block (Heian 5) 
Empi uke (or Hiji uke): Elbow block (Heian 3) 
Nagashi uke: Sweeping block  


GERI WAZA (KICKS)

Mae geri keage: Front snap kick 
Yoko geri keage: Side snap kick 
Yoko kekomi: Side thrust kick 
Mawashi geri: Round house kick 
Ushiro geri: Back thrust kick 
Fumikomi geri: Stomping kick 
Uchi mikazuki geri: Inside crescent kick 
Soto mikazuki geri: Outside crescent kick 
Tobi geri: Flying kick 
Hiza ger: Knee kick/strike 
Nidan geri: double kick (Kanku-Dai)
Ushiro mawashi geri: Reverse round house kick 


TSUKI WAZA (PUNCHES)

Oi tsuki: Lunge punch 
Gyaku tsuki: Revese punch 
Kizami tsuki: Jab 
Choku tsuki: Straight punch 
Kagi tsuki: Hook punch 
Oi-gyaku tsuki: Lunging revese punch 
Ura tsuki: Close punch 
Morote tsuki: Parallel punch 
Sanbon tsuki: triple punch 
Ren tsuki: Double punch 
Age tsuki: Rising punch 
Gedan tsuki: Down punch 
Yame tsuki: Wide "U" punch 
Otoshi tsuki: Dropping punch (Empi) 
 Ippon Ken tsuki: One-knuckle fist punch (Hangetsu)


UCHI WAZA (STRIKES)

Tettsui: Hammer-fist strike 
Uraken Uchi: Backfist Strike 
Teisho Uchi: Palm Heel Strike 
Shuto Uchi: Knife Hand Stike 
Nukite Uchi: Spear Hand Strike 
Empi Uchi: Elbow Strike 
 Tate Empi Uchi: Upward Elbow Strike


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JKD News Update

2017 Summer Camp

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Mid-America WTKO
2017 Summer Camp


 Richard Amos
Sensei 

Honored Guest
Instructor


August 6th, 2017 (12:00 & 1:45)
Japanese Karate Do Dojo
(Adults and children over 13yrs old - all ranks) (Children under 13 need their Sensei's permission)


Click here for Online Registration

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Click here for Offline Registration

**For those over 13, you want to plan to attend.  If you are under 13 and wish to attend, please see me for permission.

 


We are also hosting Sensei Kim Weber from Anderson Shotokan who will be instructing our first ever Wine, Women and Self-Defense class on August 16th for women high school age and older.

The class will be from 5:30 - 7:30 followed by a wine tasting (for those women of age) at Bottle or Two next to the dojo until 9:00.



I sincerely hope you are having a wonderful Summer and whether you are at the dojo or not, train hard and train often!Osu! 

.....Rob 

Mid-America WTKO