Goju Ryu Karate - Common Phrases

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Goju Ryu Karate - Common Phrases
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2014-05-07 22:15:35
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Common used phrases
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  1. Karate
    “Empty hand” or weaponless art of defense.
  2. Obi
    Belt
  3. Gi
    Karate uniform
  4. Sensei
    Instructor
  5. Sempai
    Senior student
  6. Hajime
    Begin at your own speed, continue to your own count, as in free sparring or kata.
  7. Yame
    Stop
  8. Migi
    Right side
  9. Hidari
    Left side
  10. Mokuso
    Meditation (eye’s closed).
  11. Yoi
    Ready position (for kata etc.), in musubi dachi stance, hands one fist in front of belt, crossed left over right, palms down.
  12. Ashi o kaete
    Change stance, as from left foot to right (ashi means foot/feet).
  13. Te o kaete
    Change hands, used for all hand techniques (te means hand/hands).
  14. Mawatte
    Turn around/other way
  15. Mae
    Front
  16. Yoko
    Side
  17. Mawashi
    Around, eg round-house
  18. Ushiro
    Back
  19. Jodan
    Upper level, collar and up (e.g. face, head, throat)
  20. Chudan
    Middle level, belt up to collar (e.g. stomach)
  21. Gedan
    Lower level, “below the belt” (e.g. abdomen, groin, legs)

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