Key Terms to know thru Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy
Student Creed Part #1
I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that could reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
Student Creed Part #2
I will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
Student Creed Part #3
I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow man and never be abusive or offensive.
Empty Hands - and comes from the Japanese island of Okinawa. The techniques taught in karate include blocking, striking, kicking, and punching.
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Formal Sitting Position
Mai Keri (Geri)
Master - One who points the way, Instructor of Instructors. Master level Instructor.
Yoko Keri (Geri)
Begin Cleaning Breath
How many parts do kicks have?
Chudan Soto Uke
Outside Middle Block
Chudan Uchi Uke
Inside Middle Block
Hammer Fist Block
Round house Kick
Attention Stance, Feet together
Ground work, ground technique
Floor patern of a Kata
Application of form, study of martial arts techniques
Samurai or Warrior
Way of the Warrior or Warrior Way
Code of Honor
Strength or Power
Empty Hand Way
Prearranged self-defense movements in a set pattern, a form
Black Belt grade
Parry or block
X block (cross arms)
Augmented forearm block or double arm block
Joint, as in knee joint or elbow joint
Foot or leg
Stomach or Belly
Thank You Very Much
Axe or Heel Kick
Mae Kekomi Geri
Front Thrust Kick
Mae Tobi Geri
Jump Front Kick
Mawashi Tobi Geri
Jump Round House Kick
Ushiro Kekomi Geri
Back Thrust Kick
Ushiro Tobi Geri
Jump Spinning Back Kick
Yoko Kekomi Geri
Side Thrust Kick
Yoko Tobi Geri
Jump Side Kick
Hook. Alse the final movement or execution of a throw.
A practioner of Karate
Japanese word for Energy, often used to describe the intrinsic life force energy that many believe animates the body and can be directed and extended through mental focus.
Sparring or Fighting
Striking vital points or pressure point techniques
Distance between you and your opponents
A moment of silence before or after a perfectly executed technique.
A fifth (5th) degree black belt.
Eighth (8th) dan or above, master of style.
Black Belt Holder, of dan rank
Ko Neko Dachi
Long Cat Stance
Crossed Leg Stance
Neko Ashi Dachi
Cat Leg Stance
Hourglass Stance with toes pointed inward.
Rising Punch or Uppercut Punch
Striking Technique or attacking vital areas
Ridge Hand - An open hand strike, using the index finger side of the hand. Opposite striking surface to a Shuto.
Four Finger Strike or Spear Hand
Palm Heel Strike
Ippon Kumite Kata
One Point Fighting Form
A Cross Arm Bar on the ground.
Position from Judo. Means "Scarf Hold". You are sitting in side position putting pressure on opponent's chest while one arm secures his head and your other arm secures his near arm.
Bending the forearm away from the body through control of the wrist.
Body movement or shifting, stepping and dodging.
The Thrower (in a throwing technique)
Major Hip Throw
Major Outer Reap
Drop or Throw Down
Body Drop Throw (Tori drops in order to throw Uke.)
Doing Something You Know Your're Suppose To Do Without Being Told To Do It!
Kami Bushi Do
Kami Bushi Do translates as “Divine Warrior Way”. Kami Bushi Do is an integrated martial art that utilizes techniques and methods from several different styles
Shotokan Karate was created by Gichin Funakoshi in 1936 and is a traditional hard style martial art that includes kata or fighting patterns and sparring. Kata allows a student to practice karate techniques without a partner. While sparring, or kumite, encourages a better understanding of distance and timing when using these techniques.
Kempo emphasizes more circular moves, such as the hook, or the uppercut as main attack methods, while normal Karate usually focuses on linear attacks and blocks, or straight moves. Kempo has more grappling moves, and throws than Karate.
Is the study of Okinawan weapons such as the bo (staff), sai, kama, tonfa, nunchaku, eaku (boat oar), tekko, and nun-te bo.
Is a defensive Japanese martial art. It is non-aggressive art that redirects an aggressor’s force. The attacker’s own motions and momentum are used to upset their balance and stability. Once they are off-balance they are subdued or dispensed with by using any of a large variety of joint locks, pins or throws.
Or “yielding way” is a Japanese martial art; its modern form was founded by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882. This style uses grappling techniques based on the notion that softness overcomes hardness. Judo turns an opponent’s strength against them by taking advantage of aggressive force by giving way rather than resisting it.
An art of weaponless self-defense developed in Japan that uses, throws, holds, and blows and derives added power from the attacker’s own weight and strength.
No Thought - No Ego
The Martial Arts system, founded in 1936 by Gichin Funakoshi, “Shoto” was his pen name and means “waving pines”.