Karate terminology

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Karate terminology
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  1. Dojo
    Classroom (lit. training hall / hall of learning)
  2. Karate do
    'way of the empty hand'
  3. Gi
    uniform
  4. Obi
    belt
  5. Osu
    To push
  6. Seiza
    seated relaxation
  7. Seiza ni rei
    Seated bow
  8. Mokuso
    To clear the mind
  9. sempai
    Senior student
  10. Kohai
    Junior student
  11. Sensei
    Teacher (lit. someone who has gone before)
  12. Shotokan
    'whispering pine trees' (style of karate)
  13. Funakoshi, Gichin
    Father of modern karate / founder of Shotokan karate
  14. Hidari
    Left
  15. Migi
    Right
  16. Hajime
    Start
  17. Mate / yame
    Stop
  18. Kayotsuke
    Attention
  19. Mawate
    turn
  20. Hansei
    Review
  21. Renshu
    Practice
  22. Randori
    Moving practice
  23. Mushin
    State of no thought/ego
  24. Seiken
    Fist
  25. ~ zuki
    Punch
  26. Oi zuki
    Lunge punch
  27. Gyaku zuki
    Reverse punch
  28. ~ Dachi
    Stance
  29. Heisoku dachi
    Normal stance
  30. Zenkutsu dachi
    Front stance
  31. Kiba dachi
    Horse stance
  32. Kokutsu dachi
    Back stance
  33. Kozu dachi
    Curtsy stance
  34. Neko dachi
    Cat stance
  35. Tsuru dachi
    Crane stance
  36. Sanchen dachi
    ?
  37. Shiko dachi
    ?
  38. ~ geri
    kick
  39. Mae geri
    Front kick
  40. Yoko geri
    Side kick
  41. Mawashi geri
    Roundhouse kick
  42. tobi ~ geri
    jumping ~ kick
  43. ~ Uke
    Block
  44. Jodan uke
    High block
  45. Soto Uke
    Outer block
  46. Uchi Uke
    Inner block
  47. Gedan Barai
    Lower parry (low block)
  48. ~ Uchi
    attack/punch
  49. Riken uchi
    Backfist
  50. Shuto uchi
    Knife hand
  51. Haito uchi
    Inner knife hand (ridge hand)
  52. Empi uchi
    Elbow strike
  53. ~ waza
    drill
  54. Tsuki waza
    Punching drill
  55. Geri waza
    Kicking drill
  56. Uke waza
    Blocking drill
  57. Ne waza
    ground-hold drills
  58. kumite
    Sparring
  59. Ippon kumite
    One step sparring
  60. Jiyu kumite
    Free sparring
  61. Seishin kumite
    Controlled contact sparring
  62. Sei shin kan
    Steel discipline; unbreakable mind
  63. Kobudo
    weapons
  64. Kata
    Forms (formal exercise)
  65. Heian
    Peaceful mind
  66. Shodan
    First level
  67. Heian ~dan
    Peaceful mind Level ~
  68. Bassai Dai
    To break through a fortress (large)
  69. Jion
    Temple bell sound
  70. Empi
    Flying swallow
  71. Kanku Sho
    To view the sky (small)
  72. Kanku Dai
    To view the sky (large)

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