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List of Kata

01. Heian Shodan [21-09-17] 09. Bassai Dai [42-19-42] 18. Chinte [33-09-32]
02. Heian Nidan [26-11-26] 10. Kanku Dai [65-15-64] 19. Unsu [48-36-48]
03. Heian Sandan [20-10-20] 11. Jitte [24-13-24] 20. Sochin [40-28-40]
04. Heian Yondan [27-13-25] 12. Hangetsu [41-11-40] 21. Nijushiho [33-18-32]
05. Heian Godan [23-12-19] 13. Empi [37-15-36] 22. Gojushiho Dai [62-54-61]
06. Tekki Shodan [29-15-29] 14. Gankaku [42-28-42] 23. Gojushiho Sho [65-57-64]
07. Tekki Nidan [24-16-24] 15. Jion [47-17-47] 24. Meikyo [32-32]
08. Tekki Sandan [36-16-36] 16. Bassai Sho [27-17-25] 25. Wankan [25-25]
17. Kanku Sho [47-06-47] 26. Jiin [35-11-35]

Terms

A list of terms that are commonly used in a Karate Dojo.

  • Rej – Bow
  • Yoi – Ready
  • Hajime – Begin
  • Yame – Stop
  • Mawate – Turn
  • Naote – Relax
  • Gedan Barai Kamai – Step Into Ready Position
  • Sensei –                Teacher
  • Sempai – Senior
  • Makiwari – Punching Board
  • Kime – Focus

Counting:

  1. ichi
  2. ni
  3. san
  4. shi
  5. go
  6. roku
  7. shichi
  8. ha chi
  9. ku
  10. ju

Stances (Dachi)

  • Hachiji-dachi            – Open Leg Stance
  • Zenkutsu-Dachi        – Forward Stance
  • Kokutsu-Dachi          – Back Stance
  • Kiba-Dachi                 – Straddle Stance
  • Neko Ashi                   – Dachi-Cat Stance
  • Heisoku-Dachi          – Formal Attention (Toes Together)
  • Musubi-Dachi           – Informal Attention (Toes Apart)
  • Hachinoje-Dachi      – Open Leg Stance
  • Renoje                        – Dachi-L Stance

Punches

  • Gyaku-zuki     – Reverse punch
  • Oi-zuki            – Stepping/lunge punch
  • Nukite             – Finger thrust
  • Kezame-zuki  – Punch off leading foot

Strikes

  • Empi-uchi       – Elbow strike
  • Uraken-uchi   – Back fist strike
  • Tettsui-uchi    – Bottom fist strike
  • Shuto-uchi      – Knife hand strike

Blocks

  • Age-uki           – Rising block
  • Ude-uki           – Forearm block
  • Gedan-berai   – Down ward block
  • Shoto-uke       – Knife hand block

Kicks (Geri)

  • Ren-Geri                     – Front kick (first with front foot followed by back foot)
  • Mae-Geri                    – Front kick
  • Ushiro-geri                 – Back-kick
  • Yoko-geri-kekomi     – Side thrust kick
  • Yoko-geri-keage        – Side snap kick
  • Mawashi-geri             – Roundhouse kick
  • Mikazuki-geri            – Crescent kick
  • Nidan-geri                  – Front kick (first with back foot followed by front foot)

Sparring (Kumite)

  • Go-Hon kumite           – 5 step sparring
  • Sani-Bon kumite         – 3 step sparring
  • Kihon-Ippon kumite  – Basic 1 step sparring
  • Jiyu-Ippon kumite     – Semi free sparring
  • Jiyu-kumite                 – Free sparring

Additional

  • Ashi-Barai …………..………  Ankle sweep
  • Choku-Zuki ……………..…. Straight punch
  • Chudan ………………………  Stomach level
  • Dojo ……………………..……  Training Gym
  • Empi ………………………….. Elbow
  • Fumakomi ………………….. Stamp Kick
  • Gedan-Uke …………………. Downward Block
  • Haito-Uchi ………………….. Ridge Hand Strike
  • Hachiji-Dachi ……………… Natural Stance
  • Hajime ……………….……….  Start! (Order)
  • Hatsisoko-Dachi ……….…  Informal Attention Stance
  • Ippon ……………………….…  One Point
  • Jodan  ……………..……….…  Face Level
  • Juji-Uke ………………………  X-Block
  • Kata  ……………………………  Forms
  • Kempo ………………………..  “Fist Way”
  • Keri-Waza ………….………..  Kicking Techniques
  • Kesame-Zuki …….…….……  Punch off leading Foot
  • Kiai …………………..……….… Shout of Spirit
  • Kime …………………….……..  Focus
  • Koshi …………………………..  Ball of Foot
  • Kumite ………………………..  Sparring
  • Maai ……………………………  Distancing
  • Mae-Geri-Kekomi …….…… Front thrust Kick
  • Mae-Tobi-Geri ……………… Flying Front Kick
  • Marote-Uke …………………. Augmented Forearm block
  • Nagishi-Uke …………………. Sweeping Block
  • Nage-Waza ………………….. Throwing Technique
  • Nukite …………………………. Spear Hand
  • Sanchin-Dachi ……………… Hour Glass Stance
  • Seiken …………………………. Fore Fist Block
  • Sochin-Dachi ……………….. Diagonal Straddle Stance
  • Suki …………………………….. Opening
  • Teisho …………………………. Palm Hand
  • Tettsui ………………………… Bottom Fist
  • Uchi-Uke …………………….. Inside Forearm Block
  • Uchi-Waza ………………….. Striking Techniques
  • Ude-Uke …………………….. Outside Forearm Foot
  • Ura-Zuki …………………….. Close Punch
  • Ushiro-Mawashi Geri …..  Back Roundhouse Kick
  • Waza ………………………….. Technique
  • Yama-Zuki ………………….. U-Punch
  • Yame ………………………….. Stop!
  • Yoi ……………………………… Ready!
  • Zanshin ………………………. Perfect Finish and Control of Mind
  • Zuki-Waza ………………….. Punching Techniques
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