STELLENBOSCH DOJO

Kushido School of Martial Arts

KARATE TERMINOLOGY

STANCES

Zenkutsu-dachi

Sanchin-dachi

Neko-ashi-dachi

Shiko-dachi

Kiba-dachi

Musubi-dachi

Heiko-dachi

Hachiji-dachi

Renoji-dachi

Kokutsu-dachi

Long stance           

Three battles stance

Cat stance

Straddle or box stance

Horse stance

Fan foot stance

Natural stance

Number eight stance

L stance

Back stance

PUCHES AND STRIKES

Zuki

Uraken-uchi

Shuto-uchi

Ura-zuki

Tate-zuki

Nukite

Mawashi-zuki

Kagi-zuki

Kizami-zuki

Gyaku-zuki

Oi-zuki

Shotei-uchi

Tate-zuki

Tetsui

Uchi-waza

Yama-zuki

Zuki-waza

Punch

Back fist strike

Knife hand strike

Short or close punch

Vertical fist punch

Spear hand strike

Roundhouse punch

Hook punch

Jabbing punch

Reverse punch

Lunge punch

Palm-heel strike

Vertical fist punch

Bottom fist

Striking techniques

Double punch

Punching techniques

BLOCKS

Age-uke

Chuan-uke

Gedan-uke

Soto-uke

Hike-uke

Mawashi-uke

Ko-uke

Ude-uke

Sukui-uke

Juji-uke

Kake-uke

Morote-uke

Nagashi-uke

Osae-uke

Zuki-uke

Rising block

Chest block

Stomach block

Telephone block

Open hand chest block

Roundhouse block

Wrist block

Forearm block

Scooping block

X-block

Hook block

Amplified forearm block

Sweeping block

Pressing block

Punching block

KICKS

Mae-geri

Kansetsu-geri

Mawashi-geri

Yoko-geri-keage

Yoko-geri-kekomi

Kin-geri

Ushiro-geri

Mikazuki-geri

Ren-geri

Front kick

Joint kick

Roundhouse kick

Side snap kick

Side thrust kick

Groin kick

Back kick

Crescent kick

Double kick


KATA

Heian-shodan

Gekisai-dai-ichi

Gekisai-dai-ni

Saifa

Sanchin

Naifunchin

Seiyunchin

Shisochin

Sanseiru

Seipai

Seisan

Tensho

Kururunfa

Suparinpei

Beginning step

Attack and destroy one

Attack and destroy two

Smash & tear to pieces

Three battles

Iron horse

Control, suppress & pull

Four directions conflict

36 Hands

18 Hands

13 Hands

Turning palms

Hold long strike quickly

108 Hands

OTHER

Budo

Bunkai

Dan

Deshi

Dojo

Empi

Gi

Goju-Ryu

Hajime

Hanshi

Hara

Honbu

Ippon kumite

Jodan

Jutsu

Kamae

Kancho

Karate-Dó

Karate-ka

Kata

Katana

Keage

Ki

Kiai

Kihon

Kihon-kumite

Kobudó

Kumite

Kyoshi

Ma-ai

Randori

Renshi

Ryu

Sempai

Sensei

Shihan

Yame

Yoi





The way of the sword

Application

Black belt degree; level

Apprentice

The Way

Place of training

Elbow

Clothing

Hard/soft school

Begin

Most honourable

Centre of being

Headquarters

One point sparring

Face or upper level

Fighting method

Begin

Head master

Way of the empty hand

Practitioner Karate-Dó

Forms

Single-edged sword

Snap

Vital energy

United spirit

Basic

Basic sparring

The way of weapons

Sparring

Teacher of teachers

Distancing

Free practice

Specialist master

School

Senior

Teacher

Master

Stop

Ready







COUNTING TO TEN

Ichi

Ni

San

Shi

Go

Roku

Shichi

Hachi

Kyu

Ju

One

Two

Three

Four 

Five 

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine 

Ten