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Japanese

Pronunciation

English

Age Uke

Ah-geh oo-kay

Rising block

Choku Zuki

Cho-koo zoo-key

Straight punch

Chudan

Chew-dan

Middle level

Dachi

Dah-chee

Stance

Dojo

Dough-joe

Training hall

Empi

En-pee

Elbow

Empi Uchi

En-pee oo-chee

Elbow strike

Empi Uke

En-pee oo-kay

Elbow block

Fumikomi

Foo-me-koh-me

Stamping kick

Gedan

Geh-dan

Lower level

Gedan Barai

Geh-dan bar-eye

Lower parry

Gedan Zuki

Geh-dan zoo-key

Lower punch

Gi

Ghee

Training suit

Gyaku

Gya-koo

Reverse

Gyaku Zuki

Gya-koo zoo-key

Reverse punch

Haito Uchi

Hi-toe oo-chee

Ridge hand strike

Haito Uke

Hi-toe oo-kay

Ridge hand block

Kumite

Koo me-tay

Sparring

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Japanese

Pronunciation

English

Jodan

Joe-dan

Upper level

Kage Uke

Kah-gay oo-kay

Hooking block

Kage Zuki

Kah-gay zoo-key

Hooking punch

Kata

Kah-tah

Formal exercise

Keage

Key-ah-geh

Snap

Kekomi

Key-koh-me

Thrust

Kiba Dachi

Key-bah dah-chee

Straddle or horse riding stance

Kime

Key-may

Focus

Kizami Zuki

Key-zah-me zoo-key

Front snap punch

Kokutsu Dachi

Koh-koot-su dah-chee

Back stance

Kyu

quew

Rank below Black Belt

Mae Geri

Mah-eh geh-rhee

Front kick

Mawashi Geri

Mah-wha-she geh-rhee

Roundhouse kick

Morote Uke

Moe-rho-the oo-kay

Augmented block

Nukite

Noo-keh-tay

Spear hand straight thrust

Oi Zuki

Oh-ee zoo-key

Stepping punch

Rei

Ray

Bow

Sempai

Sem-pie

Senior

Sensei

Sen-say

Teacher

Shizentai

She-zen-tie

Natural stance

Shuto Uchi

Shoe-toe oo-chee

Knife hand strike

Shuto Uke

Shoe-toe oo-kay

Knife hand block

Soto Ude Uke

So-toh oo-day oo-kay

Outside forearm block

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Japanese

Pronunciation

English

Teisho Uchi

Tay-sho oo-chee

Palm heel strike

Teisho Uke

Tay-sho oo-kay

Palm heel block

Tettsui

Tett-soo-ee

Bottom fist

Uchi ude Uke

Oo-chee oo-day oo-kay

Inside forearm block

Uraken

U-rack en

Back fist

Ushiro Geri

Oo-sheer-rho geh-rhee

Back kick

Yama Zuki

Yah-mah zoo-key

U punch

Yame

Yah-may

Stop

Yoko Geri

Yoh-koh geh-rhee

Side kick

Zenkutsu Dachi

Zen-koot-su dah-chee

Front stance

 

BASIC KATAS

Heian shodan

Hey-an sho-dan

Heian 1

Heian nidan

Hey-an nee-dan

2

Heian sandan

Hey-an sun-dan

3

Heian yodan

Hey-an yo-dan

4

Heian godan

Hey-an go-dan

5

 

Tekki shodan

The-key sho-dan

Tekki 1

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SPARRING

Kumite

Koo-me-teh

Sparring

Gohon Kumite

Go-hon koo-me-tay

5 step sparring

Ippon kumite

Ee-pon koo-me-teh

One step sparring

Jiyu ippon

Gee-you ee-pon koo-me-teh

Semi-free sparring

Jiyu kumite

Gee-you koo-me-teh

Free sparring

 

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COUNTING

Ichi

Ee-chee

1

Ni

Nee

2

San

Sahn

3

Shi

She

4

Go

Go

5

Roku

Roh-koo

6

Shichi

She-chee

7

Hachi

Hah-chee

8

Ku

Koo

9

Ju

Joo

10

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