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Simple Japanese / English terminology used within the Shuri Karate Dojo.

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Ichi Ni San Shi / Yon Go Roku Shichi / Nana Hachi Kyu Ju
Click Here    A  B  C  D  G  H  I  J  K  M  O  R  S  T  U  Y  Z
A 
AnzaSitting cross legged
B 
BudoMartial Arts
BushidoCode of the warrior
C 
ChudanMiddle level of the body (chest & stomach)
D 
DachiStances
DanBlack belt level
DojoTraining hall (place of the way)
G 
GedanLower area of the body (waist & below)
GeriKicks
GiTraining uniform
H 
HaiYes
HajimeStart
HidariLeft
I 
IieNo
Ippon KumiteOne step sparring
J 
JodanUpper level of the body (neck & head)
K 
KarateEmpty hand
Karate-DoEmpty hand way
KataFormal exercise or form
Kihon KumiteBasic fighting techniques
KyuBelow black belt level
M 
MaiFront
MigiRight
MokusoMeditation
O 
ObiBelt
OsuGreeting (very basic meaning)
Otagai-ni-reiBow to each other
R 
ReiBow
RyuStyle/School
S 
SeizaFormal sitting
SempaiSenior (student)
SenseiInstructor/teacher
Sensei-ni-reiBow to instructor/teacher
ShihanMaster Teacher
Shomen-ni-reiBow to the front
T 
TsukiPunches
U 
UchiStrikes
UkeBlocks
UshiroBack
Y 
YameStop
YoiReady
YokoSide
Z 
Za-reiThe traditional Japanese bow from the kneeling position
ZanshinLit. "remaining mind/heart." Even after a Karate technique has been completed, one should remain in a balanced and aware state.

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