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WAZA - TECHNIQUES
 

Uke - Block, literally to deflect

ZuKi - Punch, literally to penetrate

Uchi - Strike

Geri - Kick

DIRECTIONS
 

Mae – front

Ushiro – back

Naname – diagonal

Migi - right

Yoko - side

Hidari – left

Migi Yoko – right side

Hidari Yoko – left side

Migi Naname Mae – Diagonally right front

Migi Naname Ushiro – Diagonally right back

Hidari Naname Mae – diagonally left front

Hidari Naname Ushiro – diagonally left back

COMMANDS

Hajime – begin

Yame – stop

Yasume – relax

Naotte – rest

Kamae – basic fighting position

Yoi – ready position

Kamata – begin

Mawate - turn around

Rei – bow

Makuso – Meditate (close your eyes)

Shoman Ni Rei – bow to the front of the dojo

Shinzen Ni Rei –bow to the shrine (in front of the dojo)

Seiza – Kneel down

Mokuso Yame – Stop meditating (open your eyes)

Sensei Ni Rei – Bow to Sensei

Otaga Ni Rei – Bow to each other

San-Kai Kurikaesu - Repeat 3 times

Kōhō e idō - Moving backwards

Bai - Twice (do 2 times)

Hōkō - Directions (Yon-Hōkō 4 directions)

AREAS OF THE BODY
 

Ha-ra – Spiritual center of the body (stomach area)

Tanden – Physical center of the body (one inch below your navel)

Hishohu – instep

Kakato – bottom of heel

Ushiro Kakato – back of heel

Sokuto – side of foot

Koshi – ball of foot

Shitsui – knee

Tsisoku – sole of foot

Mae Ashi – front leg

Ashi barai – sweep

Do Kyaku – moving leg Jiyu Ashi – pivot leg

Ken – fist

Sho – hand

Seiken – front fist

Uraken – back fist

Tiesho – palm hand Kentsui – hammer fist

Shuto – sword hand Ryo Ken – 2 fists

Ude – forearm

Gaiwan – outside forearm

Haiwan – back forearm

Naiwan – inside forearm

Empi – elbow

TERMS

Kyu - Student level or ranking

Dan - Master level grade or degree

Kaicho - Head of an organization

Soke - Founder

Shihan Teacher of at least Roku (6th) Dan

Karate-ka - One who practices karate

Sei - Tranquility

Satori - Enlightenment

Ki - Energy flow, inner force

Tokui - Waza your favorite technique

Budo - The martial way (literally, to stop conflict”)

Bushido - Military “way of the warrior”

Ryu - Style of martial arts training (shotokan is a ryu of karate)

KATA NAMES

1. Heian Shodan – peaceful kata number one

2. Heian Nidan – peaceful kata number two

3. Heian San dan - peaceful kata number three

4. Heian Yondan - peaceful kata number four

5. Heian Godan - peaceful kata number five

6. Tekki Shodan – Iron Horse kata number one

7. Tekki Nidan - Iron horse kata number two

8. Tekki Sandan – Iron horse kata number three

9. Bassai Dai – Penetrate the Forge (large)

10. Jion – Temple Sound

11. Kanku Dai – To view the sky (large)

12. Empi - Flying Swallow

13. Jitte - Ten hands

14. Hangetsu – Half Moon

15. Gankaku – Crane on a Rock​

STANCES

Dachi - Stance

Shizen Tai – natural position

Hachiji Dachi – shoulder width stance

Heisoko Dachi – feet together stance

Misubi Dachi – bowing stance

Zenkutsu Dachi – front stance

Kokutsu Dachi – back stance

Kiba Dachi – horse riding stance

Kosa Dachi – crossed feet stance

Neko Ashi Dachi – cat stance

Hanmi Dachi – 45 degree side stance

 

BLOCKS

Age Uke – Rising Block

Ude Uke – Forearm Block (there are 2 types)

Uchi Uke – Inside to Outside Forearm Block

Soto Uke – Outside to Inside Forearm Block

Shuto Uke – Sword Hand Block

Gedan Berai – Downward Sweeping Block

Juji Uke – “X” Double Block

Morote Uke – 2 Hand Block

Tate Shuto Uke – Vertical Sword Hand Block

Haisho Uke – Back Hand Block

PUNCHES

Choku Zuki – Straight Punch

Oi Zuki – Stepping Punch (same hand and foot forward)

Gyaku Zuki – Counter Punch (opposite hand and foot)

Kizami Zuki – Jabbing Punch

Age zuki – Rising Punch

Ura Zuki – Close Punch

Kage Zuki – Hook Punch

Morote Zuki – 2 Fist Punch

STRIKES

Uchi – strike

Empi Uchi – elbow strike

Shuto Uchi – sword hand strike

Uraken Uchi – backfist strike
Nukite – spear hand

KICKS

Geri – kick

Mae Geri – front kick

Yoko Geri – side kick

Hiza Geri - knee strike

Ke-A-Ge – to snap

Kekomi – To thrust

Ushiro Geri – back kick

Mawashi Geri – round house kick

Fumikomi – stomping kick

Fimikiri – cutting kick

Mae Geri Kekomi – front thrust kick

Mae Geri Keage – front snap kick

Ushiro Geri Kekomi – back thrust kick

Ushiro Geri Keage – back snap kick

Mika Zuki Geri – crescent kick

SPARRING STRATEGIES

1) Tai no Sen - Eliminate the problem before it occurs (CONFLICT AVOIDANCE)

 

2) Sen – Seaizing the initiative (ATTACKING)

 

3) Sen No sen – Countering opponent’s initiative before it physically occurs (READING THE OPPONENT’S MIND)

 

4) Go No sen - Waiting for the opponent’s initiative, then responding (BLOCKING, COUNTER ATTACK)

KUMITE DRILLS

Kumite – (in general) sparring

Gohon Kumite – 5-step sparring

Sanbon Kumite – 3-step sparring

Ippon Kumite – 1-step sparring

Jiyu Ippon Kumite – semi-free sparring

Jiyu Kumite – free sparring

Mawae – distance (from opponent)

Kamae – guard, fighting stance

Tai Sabaki – shifting position, creating a counter attack

Kime – “focus,” complete simultaneous body tension to create quick and powerful release of energy. It’s when the BODY, MIND, and WEAPON come together simultaneously

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