Terminology

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Age-uke (ah-geh oo-kay) Rising block
Age-uke gyaku ashi (ah-geh oo-kay gya-koo ah-she) Upper block (reverse foot)
Ashibo-kake-uke (ah-she-boh kah-keh oo-kay) Leg hooking block
Ashikubi-kake-uke (ah-she-koo-be kah-keh-oo-kay) Ankle hooking block
Awase-uke (ah-wah-say oo-kay) Joined hand block
Cho-cho-uke (choe-choe oo-kay) Butterfly block
Chudan-shuto-uke (chew-dahn shoe-toe oo-kay) Knife-hand block against body

ATTACK

Chudan-uchi-uke (chew-dahn oo-chee oo-kay) Block from inside outward with forearm
Chudan-ude-uke (chew-dahn oo-deh oo-kay) Forearm block against body attack
Chudan-uke (chew-dahn oo-kay) Middle block in general
Deai-osae-uke (deh-aye oh-sah-eh oo-kay) pressing block stepping in
Fumikomi-age-uke (foo-me-ko-me ah-geh oo-kay) Upper block stepping in
Fumikomi-shuto-uke (foo-me-ko-me shoe-toe oo-kay) Knife-hand block stepping in
Fumikomi-ude-uke (foo-me-ka-me oo-deh oo-kay)  Forearm block stepping in
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Gedan-barai (geh-dahn bah-rye) : Low level block
Gedan-kake-uke (geh-dahn kah-keh oo-kay) : Low level hooking block
Gedan-uke (geh-dahn oo-kay) : Low level block
Gedan-ude-uke (geh-dahn oo-day oo-kay) : Low forearm block
Haishu-uke (hi-shoo oo-kay) : Back-hand block
Haiwan-nagashi-uke (ha-ee-wahn nah-gah-she oo-kay) : Back-arm sweeping block
Heiwan-uke (hi-wahn oo-kay) : Upper forearm block
Hiji-suri-uke (he-gee sue-rhee oo-kay) : Elbow sliding block
Hiji-uke (he-gee oo-kay) : Elbow block
Hiki-uke (hee-key oo-kay) : Pulling/grasping block
Hiza-uke (he-zah oo-kay) : Knee block
Jodan-age-uke (joe-dahn ah-geh oo-kay) : Upper block against head attack
Jodan-uke (joe-dahn oo-kay) : Upper block in general
Juji-uke (jew-gee oo-kay) : X-block
Kake-shuto-uke (kah-kay shoe-toe oo-kay) : Hooking knife-hand block
Kake-uke (kay-kay oo-kay) : Hooking block
Kakiwake-uke (kah-key-wah-kay oo-kay) : Reverse wedge block
Kakuto-uke (kah-kuh-toe oo-kay) : Bent-wrist block
Keito-uke (kay-toe oo-kay) : Chicken-head wrist block
Ko-uke (koh oo-kay) : Wrist block, Arch block
Maeude-deai-osae (mah-eh oo-deh deh-aye oh-saheh) :Forearm pressing block
Maeude-hineri-uke (mah-eh oo-deh he-neh-rhee oo-kay)Forearm twist block
Morote-sukui-uke (moh-row-teh sue-koo-ee oo-kay) : Two-handed scooping block
Morote-tsukami-uke (moh-row-teh tsue-kah-me oo-kay) : Two-handed grasping block
Morote-uke (moe-row-teh oo-kay) : Augmented forearm block
Nagashi-uke (nah-gah-she oo-kay) : Sweeping block
Oroshi-uke (oh-roe-shee oo-kay) : Descending block
Osae-uke (oh-sah-eh oo-keh) : Pressing block
Otoshi-uke (oh-toe-she oo-kay) : Dropping block
Sashite-uke (sah-she-tay oo-kay) : Rising hand block
Seiryuto-uke (say-ryu-toh oo-kay) : Ox-jaw block
Shotei-uke (show-tay oo-kay) : Palm heel block
Shuto-uke (shoe-toe oo-kay) : Knife-hand block
Sokumen-awase-uke (so-koo-men ah-wah-say oo-kay) : Side two-hand block
Sokutei-mawashi-uke (so-koo-tay mah-wah-she oo-kay) : Circular sole block
Sokutei-osae-uke (so-koo-tay oh-sah-eh oo-kay) : Pressing block with sole
Sokuto-osae-uke (so-koo-to oh-sah-eh oo-kay) : Pressing block with foot edge
Soto-uke (so-toh oo-kay) : Block from outside inward with bottom of wrist
Sukui-uke (sue-koo-ee oo-kay) : Scooping block
Tate-shuto-uke (tah-teh shoe-toe oo-kay) : Verticle knife-hand block
Tate-uke (tah-teh oo-kay) : Vertical block
Te-nagashi-uke (teh na-gah-she oo-kay) : Hand sweeping block
Te-osae-uke (teh oh-sah-eh oo-kay) : Hand pressing block
Teisho-awase-uke (tay-show ah-wah-say oo-kay) : Combined palm-heel block
Teisho-uke (tay-sho oo-kay) : Palm-heel block
Tekubi-kake-uke (teh-koo-be kah-kay oo-kay) : Wrist-hook block
Tettsui uke (tet-soo-ee oo-keh) : Hammer block (Outside forearm block)
Tsukami-uke (tsue-kah-me oo-kay) : Grasping block
Uchi-uke (oo-chee oo-kay) : Block from inside outward
Ude-uke (oo-day oo-kay) : Inside forearm block
Uke (oo-kay) : Blocking

PUNCHES

Age-zuki (ah-geh zoo-key) : Rising punch
Awase-zuki (ah-wah-say zoo-key) : U – punch
Choku-zuki (cho-koo zoo-key) : Straight punch
Chudan-choku-zuki (chew-dahn cho-koo zoo-key) : Straight punch to body
Chudan-zuki (chew-dahn zoo-key) : Middle area punch
Dan-zuki (dahn zoo-key) : Consecutive punching
Furi-zuki (foo-ree zoo-key) : Circular punch
Gedan-choku-zuki (geh-dahn cho-koo zoo-key) : Straight punch to low area
Gedan-tsuki (geh-dahn tsue-key) : Punch to low area
Gedan-zuki (geh-dahn zoo-key) : Punch to low area
Gyaku-zuki (gya-koo zoo-key) : Reverse punch
Hasami-zuki (hah-sah-me zoo-key) : Scissors punch
Heiko-zuki (Hay-koh zoo-key) : Double punch, simultaneous
Hiraken-zuki (he-rah-ken zoo-key) : Fore-knckl-fist straight punch
Hon-zuki (hohn zoo-key) : Frontal punch
Ippon-ken zuki (eep-pone ken zoo-key) : One-knckl-fist straight punch
Jodan-choku-zuki (joe-dahn cho-koo zoo-key) : Upper straight punch.
Jodan-zuki (joe-dahn zoo-key) : Upper punch
Jun-zuki (joon zoo-key) : Jab punch
Kagi-zuki (kah-ghee zoo-key) : Hook punch
Maete (mah-eh-te) : Jab
Mawashi-zuki (mah-wha-she zoo-key) : Roundhouse punch
Morote-zuki (moe-row-teh zoo-key) : Double-fist “U” punch
Nagashi-zuki (nah-gah-she zoo-key) : Flowing punch
Nihon-zuki (nee-hohn zoo-key) : Double punch
Oi-zuki (oh-ee zoo-key) : Lunge punch
Oroshi-zuki (oh-roe-shee zoo-key) : Descending punch
Renzuki (wren-zoo-key) : Alternate punching
Sanbon-zuki (san-bohn zoo-key) : Three punch combination
Sanren-zuki (san-wren zoo-key) : Three consecutive punches
Seiken-choku-zuki (say-ken cho-koo zoo-key) : Fore-fist straight punch
Tate-zuki (tah-teh zoo-key) : Vertical fist punch
Teisho-zuki (tay-show zoo-key) : Palm-heel punch
Tsuki (tsue-key) : Punching
Tsuki-waza (tsue- key wah-zah) : Punching techniques
Ura-zuki (oo-rah zoo-key) : Close range uppercut punch
Yama-zuki (yah-mah zoo-key) : Mountain punch
Yoko-zuki (yoh-koh zoo-key) : Side punch

Kicks :

Ago geri (ah-go geh-rhee) : Chin kick
Ashi-Barai (ah-she bah-rye) : Foot sweep
Chudan-mae-geri (chew-dahn mah-eh geh-rhee) : Front kick to body
En-sho (en-show) : Round heel
Fumikiri (foo-me-key-rhee) : Cutting kick
Fumikomi (foo-me-koh-me) : Stamping kick
Gedan-kekomi (geh-dahn kay-koh-me) : Thrust kick to low level
Gyaku-ashi (gya-koo ah-she) : Reverse foot
Gyaku-geri (gya-koo geh-rhee) : Reversed kick
Gyaku-mawashi-geri (gya-koo mah-wah-she geh-rhee) : Reverse round kick
Hiza-geri (he-zah geh-rhee) : Knee kick
Jodan-kekomi (joe-dahn kay-koh-me) : Thrust kick to face
Jodan-mae-geri (joe-dahn mah-eh geh-rhee) : Front kick to face
Keage (key-ah-geh) : Snap kick
Kebanashi (kay-bah-nah-she) : Kick off (snap kick)
Kekomi (kay-koh-me) : Thrust kick
Kensetsu-geri (ken-set-sue geh-rhee) : Stamping kick, joint kick
Keri (kay-rhee) : Kicking
Keri ashi (keh-rhee ash-ee) : Kicking foot
Keri-waza (kay-rhee wha-zah) : Kicking techniques
Kesa-geri (keh-sah geh-rhee) : Diagonal kick
Kin-geri (kin geh-rhee) : Groin kick
Mae-ashi-geri (mah-eh ah-she geh-rhee) : Front leg kick
Mae-ashi kekomi (mah-ee-ah-shee keh-koh-mee) : Front leg thrust
Mae-geri (mah-eh geh-rhee) : Front kick
Mae-geri-keage (mah-eh geh-rhee kay-ah-geh) : Front snap kick
Mae-geri-kekomi (mah-eh geh-rhee kay-koh-me) : Front thrust kick
Mae-tobi-geri (mah-eh toe-be geh-rhee) : Jumping front kick
Mawashi-geri (mah-wha-she geh-rhee) : Round kick
Mawashi-uke (mah-wha-shee oo-kay) : Roundhouse block
Mikazuki-geri (me-kah-zoo-key geh-rhee) : Crescent kick
Nidan-geri (nee-dahn geh-rhee) : Double jump kick
Renzoku-geri (wren-zoe-koo geh-rhee) : Combination kick
Sokuto (sow-koo-toe) : Edge of foot
Sokuto Keage (sow-koo-toe kay-ah-geh) : Snap kick with foot edge
Tobi-geri (toh-bee-geh-ree) : Flying front kick
Tobi-keri (tow-be keh-rhee) : Flying front kick
Tobi-yoko-geri (tow-be yoh-koh-geh-rhee) : Jumping side kick
Uchi-mawashi-geri (oo-chee mah-wah-she geh-rhee) : Inside roundhouse kick
Ushiro-ashi-geri (oo-she-row ah-she geh-rhee) : Rear-leg kick
Ushiro-geri (oo-she-row geh-rhee) : Back kick
Yoko-geri (yoh-koh geh-rhee) : Side kick
Yoko-geri-keage (yoh-koh geh-rhee key-ah-geh) : Side snap kick
Yoko-geri-kekomi (yoh-koh geh-rhee key-koh-me) : Side thrust kick
Yoko-kekomi (yoh-koh keh-koh-me) : Side thrust kick
Yoko-tobi-geri (yoh-koh toe-be geh-rhee) : Jumping side kick

STRIKE’S

Atama-uchi (ah-tahm-ah oo-chee) : Strike with head
Ate-waza (ah-teh wah-zah) : Smashing techniques
Enpi (ehn-pee) : Elbow attacks
Empi (en-pee) : Elbow
Empi-uchi (en-pee oo-chee) : Elbow Strike
Ganmen uchi (gan-men oo-chee) : Facial strike
Hai-wan (ha-ee wahn) : Back-arm
Haishu-uchi (hi-shoo oo-chee) : Back-hand strike
Haito (hah-ee-toh) : Ridge hand
Haito-uchi (hi-toe oo-chee) : Ridge-hand strike
Heiwan-uchi (hi-wahn oo-chee) : Forearm strike
Hiji-ate (he-gee ah-teh) : Elbow strike
Hiji-atemi (he-gee ah-teh-me) : Elbow strikes
Hiji-uchi (he-gee oo-chee) : Elbow strike
Hiraken (he-rah-ken) : Fore-knuckle fist
Hitosashi-ippon-ken (hih-toh-sah-she ee-pohn ken) : Forefinger knuckle
Hiza-uchi (he-zah oo-chee) : Knee strike
Hizagashira (he-zah-gah-she-rah) : Knee cap
Ippon-ken (eep-pone ken) : One-knuckle fist
Ippon-nukite (eep-pone noo-key-teh) : Stabbing action with extended
Kentsui (ken-tsue-ee) : Hammer fist
Kentsui-uchi (ken-tsue-ee oo-chee) : Fist-hammer strike
Kizami-zuki (key-zah-me zoo-key) : Jab
Ko-uchi (koh-oo-chee) : Bent wrist strike
Kumade (koo-mah-deh) : Bear-hand
Mae-empi-uchi (mah-eh en-pee oo-chee) : Forward elbow strike
Mae-hiji-ate (mah-eh he-gee ah-teh) : Forward elbow strike
Mawashi-hiji-ate (mah-wah-she he-gee ah-teh) : Circular elbow strike
Nakadaka-ippon-ken (nah-kah-dah-eep-pone-ken) : Middle finger one-knuckle fist
Nakadaka-ken (nah-kah-dah-kah-ken) : Middle-finger knuckle fist
Nihon-nukite (nee-hone-noo-key-teh) : Two finger spear-hand
Nukite (noo-key-teh) : Spear-hand
Otoshi-empi-uchi (oh-toe-she en-pee oo-chee) : Downward elbow strike
Otoshi-hiji-ate (oh-toe-she he-gee ah-teh) : Downward elbow strike
Oyayubi-ippon-ken (oh-yah-you-boo ee-pohn ken) : Thumb knuckle
Sashite (sah-she-tay) : Raising hand to strike
Seiken (say-ken) : Fore-fist
Seiken-zuki (say-ken zoo-key) : Forefist middle thrust
Seiryuto (say-ryu-toh) : Ox-jaw hand
Shittsui (shit-tsue-ee) : Knee-hammer
Shu-wan (shoe-wahn) : Palm arm
Shubo (shoe-bow) : Arm-stick
Shuto (shoe-toe) : Knife hand
Shuto-uchi (shoe-toe oo-chee) : Knife-hand strike
Sokuto (sow-koo-toe) : Foot edge
Tate-empi-uchi (tah-teh en-pee oo-chee) : Upward elbow strike
Tate-hiji-ate (tah-teh he-gee ah-teh) : Upward elbow strike
Teisho (tay-show) : Palm-heel
Teisho-uchi (tay-sho oo-chee) : Palm-heel strike
Tettsui (tett-soo-ee) : Hammer fist
Tettsui-uchi (tett-soo-ee oo-chee) : Bottom fist strike
Tsuki (tsue-key) : Punch or thrust
Uchi (oo-chee) : Striking
Uchi-waza (oo-chee wah-zah) : Striking techniques
Ude (oo-deh) : Forearm
Uraken (oo-rah-ken) : Back-fist
Uraken-uchi (oo-rah-ken oo-chee) : Back-fist strike
Ushiro-empi-uchi (oo-she-row en-pee oo-chee) : Back elbow strike
Ushiro-hiji-ate (oo-she-row he-gee ah-teh) : Back elbow strike
Wanto (wahn-toe) : Arm sword
Washide (wah-she-deh) : Eagle hand
Yoko-empi-uchi (yoh-koh en-pee oo-chee) : Side elbow strike
Yoko-hiji-ate (yoh-koh he-gee ah-teh) : Side elbow strike
Yoko-mawashi-empi-uchi(yoh-koh mah-wah-shee en-pee oo-chee)Side-round elbow strike
Yoko-mawashi-hiji-ate (yoh-koh mah-wah-shee he-gee ah-teh) : Side-round elbow strike

Stances :

Ayumi ashi (a-yoo-me ash-ee) : Natural stepping
Fudo-dachi (foo-dough dah-chee) : Rooted stance also Sochin-dachi
Gankaku-dachi (gahn-kah-koo dah-chee) : One legged stance
Gedan no kamae (gay-dahn no kah-may) : Lower level combative posture
Hachiji-dachi (hah-chee-gee dah-chee) : Open-leg stance
Han-zenkutsu-dachi (hahn zen-koo-tsue dah-chee) : Half forward stance
Hangetsu-dachi (hahn-geh-tsue dah-chee) : Half-moon stance
Hanmi (hahn-me) : Half-front-facing position
Hanmi no kamae (han-me no kah-may) : Half forward facing
Heiko-dachi (hay-koh dah-chee) : Parallel stance
Heisoku-dachi (hay-sow-koo dah-chee) : Informal attention stance
Hidari-shizen-tai (he-dah-rhee she- zen tah-ee) : Left natural position
Hidari-teiji-dachi (he-dah-rhee teh-gee dah-chee) : Left T-stance
Jodan no kamae (joh-dahn no kah-may) : Upper level combative posture
Kiba-dachi (key-bah dah-chee) : Straddle-leg stance
Kokutsu-dachi (koe-koo-tsu dah-chee) : Back stance
Kosa-dachi (koe-sah dah-chee) : Crossed legged stance
Musubi-dachi (moo-sue-be dah-chee) : Informal attention stance

Naifanchin-dachi (ni-fahn-chin dah-chee) : Straddle stance, also Naihanchin-dachi, or Kiba-Dachi
Naihanshi-dachi (ni-hahn-she dah-chee) : Kiba-dachi with knees turned in and down.
Naihanchin-dachi (ni-hahn-chin dah-chee) : Straddle stance, also Naifanchin-dachi, or Kiba-Dachi
Neko-ashi-dachi (neh-koh ah-she-dah-chee) : Cat stance
Reinoji-dachi (ray-no-gee dah-chee) : L stance
Sagi-ashi-dachi (sah-gee ah-shee dah-chee) : Propped stance, also Tsuri-ashi-dachi, Gankaku-ashi-dachi
Sanchin-dachi (san-chin dah-chee) : Hour-glass stance
Sesan-dachi (seh-sahn dah-chee) : Side facing straddle stance
Shiko-dachi (she-ko dah-chee) : Square stance
Shizen-dachi no kamae (she-zen no kah-may) : Natural combative posture
Shizentai (she-zen tay) : Natural position
Sochin-dachi (so-chin dah-chee) : Diagonal straddle-leg “Immovable” stance also Fudo-dachi
Suri ashi (soo-rhee ash-ee) : Sliding step
Teiji-dachi (teh-gee dah-chee) : T stance
Tsugi ashi (tsue-gee ash-ee) : Shuffling step
Tsumasaki (tsue-mah-sah-key) : Tips of toes
Tsuru-ashi-dachi (tsue-roo-ah-shee dah-chee) : Crane stance, also Gankaku-ashi-dachi, Sagi-ashi-dachi
Uchi-hachiji-dachi (oo-chee ha-chee-gee dah-chee) : Inverted open-leg stance
Yori ashi (yoh-rhee ash-ee) : Dragging step
Zenkutsu-dachi (zen-koo-tsue dah-chee) : Forward stance
Numbers

Ichi (ih-chee) : One
Ni (nee) : Two
San (sahn) : Three
Shi (she) : Four
Go (go) : Five
Roku (roo-koo) : Six
Shichi (shih-chee) : Seven
Hachi (hah-chee) : Eight
Ku (koo) : Nine
Ju (joo) : Ten

General Terms

Agura (ah-goo-rah) : Informal sitting (legs crossed)
Aiuchi (ah-ee-oo-chee) : Simultaneous points by both opponents in a match
Aka (ah-kah) : Red (tournaments)
Ashi waza (ah-shee wah-zah) : Kicks
Attate Iru (ah-tah-tay ih-roo) : Contact (tournaments)
Bo (boh) : Staff, used as a weapon
Budo (boo-doh) : Martial Way
Bunkai (bun-kye) : Study of Kata applications and techniques
Chakuchki (chaw-kutch-key) : Replacing
Chudan (chew-dahn) : Chest area
Chui (chew-ee) : Warning (tournaments)
Dan (dahn) : Black belt rank
Do (doh) : Way/Path
Dojo (doh-joh) : Training gym (literally : Place of the Way or of Enlightenment)
Domo Arigato (doh-moh ah-ree-gah-toe
Gozai-imasu (go-zye-ih-mah-soo) : Thank you very much (present)
Domo Arigato (doh-moh ah-ree-gah-toe)
Gozai-mashita (go-zye-mah-she-tah) : Thank you very much (past)
Embusen (ehm-boo-sahn) : Pattern of a given kata
Fujubun (foo-jew-buhn) : Not enough power (tournaments)
Fukushin Shugo (foo-koo-shin shoe-goh) : Judges conference (tournaments)
Gai-wan (gah-ee wahn) : Outer arm
Gasshuku (gas-shoe-koo) : Special training camp
Gedan (geh-dahn) : Lower area of the body
Geri (geh-rhee) : Kick
Gi (ghee) : Jacket, Training costume
Gohon-Kumite (goh-hon koo-mih-tay) : Five step basic sparring
Gokurosan (goh-koh-roh-san) : Thank you for doing what was expected of you.
Gokurosahma (goh-koh-roh-sam-mah) : Thank you for doing what was expected of you (with respect)
Hai (hi) : Yes
Haishu (hi-shoo) : Back-hand
Haisoku (hi-sow-koo) : Instep
Hajime (hah-zhim-ay) : Begin
Hanshi (hahn-she) : Head person of an organization
Hansoku (hahn-sow-koo) : Foul, a penalty in tournament
Hantei (hahn-tay) : Decision (tournaments)
Hidari (he-dah-rhee) : Left
Hiji (he-gee) : Elbow
Hikiwake (hee-kee-wah-keh) : Draw in a match
Hiza (he-zah) : Knee
Hombu-Dojo (hohm-boo doh-joh) : Central dojo of an organization
Ippon (eep-pohn) : One point in a match
Ippon kumite (eep-pohn koo-me-teh) : One point sparring
Ippon shobu (eep-pohn show-boo) : One point match, also Shobu Ippon
Iyeh (ee-yeh) : No
Jikan (gee-kahn) : Time (tournaments)
Jiyu ippon (jye-oo ih-pon) : One step sparring from free stance
Jiyu-kumite (gee-you koo-me-teh) : Free-style sparring
Jiyu-ippon (gee-you eep-pohn) :
kumite (koo-me-teh) : One step free-style sparring
Jo (joh) : 4′-5′ wooden staff
Jo-sokutei (joh so-koo-teh-ee) : Raised sole, also Double Entry
Jodan (joh-dahn) : Face area
Jogai (joh-guy) : Out of bounds (tournaments)
Josokutei (joh-sue-koo-tie) : Ball of the feet
Kachi (kah-chee) : Victorious winner (tournaments)
Kaette (kah-eh-teh) : Return, or Go Back
Kaisho (kah-ee-show) : Open hand
Kakato (kah-kay-toh) : Heel
Kakuto (kah-koo-toh) : Bent-wrist
Kamae (kah-may) : Combative posture
Kamae-te (kah-mah-eh-teh) : Assume stance
Karate (kah-rah-teh) : Empty-hand fighting
Karate-Do (kah-rah-teh-doh) : The way of Karate
KarateKa (kah-rah-teh-kah) : A practitioner of Karate
Kata (kah-tah) : Forms
Keiko (kay-koh) : Training
Keiko (kay-koh) : Joined Fingertips
Keito (kay-toh) : Chicken-head wrist
Kendo (ken-doh) : Sword fighting