Dojo Etiquette
Basic Terms
SENSEI Means “teacher” a person who has wide experience and knowledge in a certain field.
SENPAI Senior student
DOJO Martial arts school, a place to study & learn
MUKUSO Meditate
REI Bow, respect (you bow to show respect to your Parents, your Sensei and all those before you)
SENSEI NI REI Bow to the Sensei
SHOMEN NI REI Bow to what is known as the “front part of your dojo”
OTAGAI NI REI Bow to each other
YOI The ready position
HAJAME Begin
YAME Stop


Counting
1Ichi
2Ni
3San
4Shi
5Go
6Roku
7Shichi
8Hachi
9Kuu
10Juu

Karate Terms

DACHI - STANCES

ZENKUTSU                           Forward stance
KIBA                                       Horse stance
KOKUTSU                              Backward leaning stance (70% weight back leg/30% front leg)
NEKO                                      Cat stance
HANGETSU                          Half moon stance
HACHIJI                              Open leg stance
SANCHIN                             Hour glass stance

 

UKE WAZA - BLOCKING TECHNIQUES

GEDAN BARAI                    Downward block
UDE UKE                                Forearm block
JODAN UKE                          Upward rising block
CHUDAN UKE                     Inside middle block
CHUDAN UKE SOTO         Outside middle block
SHUTO                                   Sword hand block (chopping)
MOROTE                                Augmented forearm block

 

TSUKI WAZA - PUNCHING TECHNIQUES

OI TSUKI                              Lunge punch (step and punch)
GYAKU TSUKI                   Reverse punch
TATE TSUKI                       Vertical  punch

 

UCHI WAZA - STRIKING TECHNIQUES

HAITO                                     Ridge hand strike
URAKEN UCHI                    Back fist strike
SHUTO UCHI                        Knife hand strike

 

GERI WAZA - KICKING TECHNIQUES

MAE GERI KEAGE               Front kick snap
MAE GERI KEKOMI            Front kick thrust
YOKO GERI KEAGE             Side kick snap
YOKO GERI KEKOMI          Side kick thrust
MAWASHI GERI                  Roundhouse kick
USHIRO GERI                       Rear kick
MIKAZUKI GERI                 Crescent kick
FUMIKOMI                            Stamping kick

 

 

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