Karate Terminology

 

Geri                                              Kick

Mae geri                                     Front Kick

Yoko geri                                   Side kick

Mawashi geri                            Round house kick

Ushiro geri                                 Back Kick

Ura mawashi geri                    Hook Kick

Ushiro mawashi geri              Spinning back kick

Sokuto Fumikomi geri           Stamping kick

Tobi geri                                      Jumping kick

Ren geri                                       Combination kicking

Yoko Tobi geri                          Jumping side kick

Jodan                                            Face

Chudan                                        Stomach

Gedan                                           Groin

Kiotsuke                                     Attention

Keai                                             Shout

Mawatte                                     Turn

Yame                                          Stop

Yoi                                              Ready

Hadjime                                    Start

Nawre                                        Rest

Rei                                               Bow

Seiza                                          Kneel

Junzuki                                    Straight Punch

Gyakuzuki                              Reverse Punch

Uke                                            Block

Uchi                                          Strike

Shuto                                        Knife Hand

Haito                                        Inner Knife Hand

Nukite                                      Spear Hand

Tamashiwari                         Breaking

Kansetsu                                 Joint

Yama zuki                              Mountain Punch

Gi                                                Karate Suit

Sempai                                     Senior (1st & 2nd Dan)

Shihan                                      Master (7th Dan and up)

Yudansha                                Black Belt holder (any rank)

Hanshi                                       Honourable Master (10th Dan)

Dan                                             Grade Black Belt

Dojo                                           Training Hall

Kime                                          Focus

Mokuso                                    Meditation

Mugorei                                   Without Count

Karate                                       Empty Hands

Wado Ryu                                Way of Peace/Peaceful Way

Ashi Barai                                Leg Sweep

Shotei uchi                              Palm Heel Strike

Jodan Uke                                Head Block

Gedan Barai                             Lower Block

Uraken                                       Back fist

Hiza                                             Knee

Empi                                            Elbow

Tetsui                                          Hammer fist