Newville Scorpions Isshinryu Karate

 

 

Japanese Numbers

Japanese

English

ichi

one

ni

two

san

three

shi

four

go

five

roku

six

shichi

seven

hachi

eight

ku

nine

ju

ten

ju ichi

eleven

ju ni

twelve

ju san

thirteen

ju shi

fourteen

ju go

fifteen

ju roku

sixteen

ju shichi

seventeen

ju hachi

eighteen

ju ku

nineteen

ni ju

twenty

 

 Terms normally used

Japanese

Pronunciation

English

Bunkai

boon-kigh

Application of Kata

Dan

don

Degrees of Black Belt

Dojo

doe-joe

Karate school

Domo arigato

doh-moh
ah-rhee-gha-toe

Thank You

Gi

gee

Uniform

Hajime

ha-jim-may

Begin

Ippon

ee-pon

Point

Isshinryu

iss-shin-rue

One Heart Way

Karate

kah-rah-tay

Empty hand

Karate-ka

kah-rah-tay
kah

Student

Kata

kah-tah

Form

Kiai

key-eye

Karate yell

Kime

key-may

Focus

Kumite

koo-me-tay

Sparring
(or)
fighting

Kyu

cue

Rank under Black Belt

Maki wara

mah-key
wah-rah

Punching board

Mizu Gami

miz-oo
gah-me

Shinto water goddess
(on patch)

Obi

oh-bee

Belt

Osh

ush

Stop

Rei

ray

Bow

Sensei

sen-say

Instructor

Shiai

she-eye

Promotional ceremony

Shihon

she-han

Teacher's teacher

Yame

yah-may

Stop

Bo

Bo

6’ fighting staff

Bokken

Bo-can

Wood practice sword

Hachiman

Ha-she-man

Okinawan Karate symbol

Hai

Hi

Yes

Mushin

Moo-shin

No mind

Mo ischido

Moo-ish-she-doe

One more time, again

Nukite

New-k-tay

Spear hand

Sai

Sigh

Short metal trident

Shuto

Shoe-toe

Knive hand

Tonfa

 Tone-fa

Wooden baton

Waza

Wa-Za

Technique

 

 

 

 Isshinryu Stances

Japanese

Pronunciation

English

Dachi

dah-chee

Stance

Seisan

say-san

Forward

Zenkutsu

zen-koo-tsue

Long forward
(or)
Seisan oblique

Neko-ashi

neh-koh-ash-she

Cat

Shiko

she-koh

Seiuchin

Sanchin

san-chin

Inward

 

Punches & Strikes

Japanese

Pronunciation

English

Zuki

zoo-key

Punch

Mawashi-zuki

mah-wha-she

Hook
(or)
Roundhouse

Morote-zuki

moh-row-teh

Double

Seiken-zuki

say-ken

Reverse

Uchi

oo-chee

Strike

Uraken-uchi

your-ree-kin

Backfist

Uragen-uchi

you-are-e-gen

Uppercut

Haito-uchi

hey-toe

Ridge hand

Nukite-uchi

new-key-tay

Spear hand

Shuto-uchi

shoe-toe

Knife hand

Shote-uchi

show-tay

Palm heel

Empi-uchi

em-pee

Elbow

Ude-uchi

oo-day

Forearm

Tettsui-uchi

tet-sue-ee

Hammer fist

 

Blocks

Japanese

Pronunciation

English

Uke

oo-key

Block

Jodan-uke

joe-dahn

Upper

Chudan-uke

chew-dahn

Middle

Gedan-uke

geh-dahn

Lower

Shuto-uke

shoe-toe

Knife hand

 

 

 

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