Basic Karate Terms

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Basic Karate Terms
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Basic Karate Terms
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  1. Jodan
    Upper area
  2. Chudan
    Middle area
  3. Gedan
    Lower area
  4. Hajime
    Begin
  5. Yame
    Stop
  6. Kime
    Focus
  7. Rei
    Bow
  8. Yoi
    Ready/Understood
  9. Hidari
    Left
  10. Migi
    Right
  11. Shomen
    Front
  12. Ushiro
    Back
  13. Tanden
    A point in the lower abdomen
  14. Kokyu Donto
    Respiration
  15. Dachi
    Stance
  16. Heisoku Dachi
    Closed foot stance (feet together)
  17. Musubi Dachi
    Formal attention stance (heels together, feet at an angle)
  18. Heiko Dachi
    Parallel stance (feet shoulder width apart)
  19. Hachiji Dachi
    Natural stance (feet shoulder width apart, toes slightly pointed out)
  20. Shiko Dachi
    Straddle leg stance
  21. Kiba Dachi
    Horse riding stance
  22. Sanchin Dachi
    Hourglass stance
  23. Zenkutsu Dachi
    Front stance
  24. Han Zenkutsu Dachi
    Half front stance
  25. Fudo Dachi
    Free stance
  26. Kokutsu Dachi
    Back stance
  27. Neko Ashi Dachi
    Cat foot stance
  28. Renoji Dachi
    Japanese character "tick or V" stance
  29. Sesan Dachi
    Side facing straddle stance
  30. Koshi Dachi
    Squat stance
  31. Seiken Zuki
    Two knuckle punch, square punch
  32. Age Zuki
    Rising punch
  33. Yama Zuki
    Mountain punch
  34. Awase Zuki
    Two-handed punch
  35. Heiko Zuki
    Parallel punch
  36. Ko Uchi (Kokan)
    Bent wrist strike
  37. Washi-de
    Eagle hand
  38. Kaisho
    Open hand
  39. Tsuki (-zuki)
    Punch or strike
  40. Uchi
    Strike
  41. Choku (Seiken) Zuki
    Straight punch
  42. Uraken Uchi
    Back-knuckle strike
  43. Shuto Uchi
    Knife hand strike
  44. Yoko Shuto Uchi
    Side knife hand strike
  45. Age Hiji Ate
    Rising elbow strike
  46. Haito Uchi
    Ridge-hand strike
  47. Hiji Ate (Empi)
    Elbow strike
  48. Hiji Uchi (Empi)
    Elbow strike
  49. Tettsui Uchi
    Bottom fish strike (Hammerfist)
  50. Nukite Zuki
    Finger thrust
  51. Hira Nukite Zuki
    Horizontal finger thrust
  52. Kizami Zuki
    Leading jab punch
  53. Gyaku Zuki
    Reverse punch
  54. Nihon Zuki
    Double punch
  55. Sun Zuki
    One-inch punch
  56. Morote Zuki
    Two-fisted punch
  57. Keri (-geri)
    Kick
  58. Mae Geri (keage)
    Front snap kick
  59. Mae Geri (kekomi)
    Front thrust kick
  60. Uke
    Block
  61. Age Uke (Jodan)
    Rising block
  62. Chudan Uke
    Inside circular block
  63. Harai Uke
    Sweeping block
  64. Yoko Uke
    Side block
  65. Hojo Uke
    Augmented block
  66. Hari Uke
    Bow-and-arrow block
  67. Gedan Barai
    Downward sweeping block
  68. Shuto Uke
    Knife hand block
  69. Shotei Uke
    Palm heel block
  70. Chudan Uchi Uke
    Inside forearm block
  71. Ko (Kokan) Uke
    Wrist block
  72. Gedan Uchi Barai
    Inside downward block (open hand)
  73. Ura Uke
    Back hand block
  74. Hiji Uke
    Elbow block
  75. Hiza Uke
    Knee block
  76. Mawashi Uke
    Round house block
  77. Uchi Uke
    Inside forearm block
  78. Tora Guchi
    Tiger mouth (block and strike)
  79. Kumite
    Sparring
  80. Sandan Gi
    Basic sparring adapted from Gekisai kata
  81. Randori
    Slow and soft freestyle with emphasis
  82. Jiyu Kumite
    Hard and fast controlled freestyle sparring
  83. Josokutei
    Ball of the foot
  84. Sokuto
    Foot edge
  85. Kakato
    Heel
  86. Haisoku
    Instep
  87. Tsumasaki
    Tip of the toes
  88. Keri Ashi
    Kicking foot
  89. Tenshin
    Moving
  90. Chakuchi
    Landing
  91. Kamae
    Combative posture
  92. Shizen Dachi No Kamae
    Natural combative posture

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