• Counting in Japanese
    # English Japanese Symbol
    1 One Ichi
    2 Two Ni
    3 Three San
    4 Four Shi (Yon)
    5 Five Go
    6 Six Roku
    7 Seven Sichi (Nana)
    8 Eight Hachi
    9 Nine Ku
    10 Ten Ju
    11 Eleven Ju Ichi 十一
    12 Twelve Ju Ni 十二
    20 Twenty Ni Ju 二十
    21 Twenty-One Ni Ju Ichi 二十一
    30 Thirty San Ju 三十
    40 Forty Yon Ju 四十
    70 Seventy Nana Ju 七十
    100 One Hundred Hyaku
    101 One Hundred and One Hyaku Ichi 百一
    1000 One Thousand Sen
    4321 Four Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty-One Yon Sen San Hyaku Ni Ju Ichi 四千三百二十一
  • Blocks (Uke)

    Kihon Uke (Basic Blocks)

    Jodan Uke
    High Block
    Uchi Uke
    Inside Middle Block
    Soto Uke
    Outside Middle Block
    Gedan Barai
    Low Sweeping Block
    Shuto Uke
    Knife Hand Block

    Other Blocks

    Chudan Uke
    Middle Block
    Morote Uke
    Augmented Block
    Age Uke
    Rising Block
  • Kicks (Keri)

    Kihon Geri (Basic Kicks)

    Mae Geri
    Front Kick
    Yoko Geri
    Side Kick
    Mawashi Geri
    Roundhouse Kick
    Ushiro Geri
    Back Kick

    Other kicks

    Tobi Geri
    Jumping Kick
    Keagi Geri
    Snap Kick
    Fumikomi
    Stamping Kick
    Mikazuki Geri
    Crescent Kick
    Harai
    Sweep
    Ashi Barai
    Foot Sweep
    Koshi
    Ball Of Foot
    Kakato
    Heel Of Foot
    Sokuto
    Edge Of Foot
    Haisoku
    Instep
  • Punches (Zuki)
    Seiken Zuki
    Straight Punch
    Gyaku Zuki
    Reverse Punch
    Oi Zuki
    Lunge Punch
    Age Zuki
    Rising Punch
    Mawashi Zuki
    Roundhouse Punch
    Ura Zuki
    Short Punch
    Seiken
    Fist
    Uraken
    Back Fist
    Tettsui
    Hammer Fist
    Haito
    Ridge Hand
    Shuto
    Knife Hand
    Nukite
    Spear Hand
    Teisho
    Palm Heel
  • Stances (Dachi)
    Heisoku Dachi
    Closed Foot Stance
    Musubi Dachi
    Open Foot Stance (Heels Together)
    Heiko Dachi
    Parallel Stance
    Hachiji Dachi
    Open Foot Stance
    Naihanchi Dachi
    Inverted Foot Stance
    Shiko Dachi
    Open Foot Horse Stance
    Kiba Dachi
    Parallel Foot Horse Stance
    Zenkutsu Dachi
    Forward Stance
    Kokutsu Dachi
    Back Stance
    Neko Ashi Dachi
    Cat Stance
    Shizentai Dachi
    Walking Stance
  • General Terms

    Most Frequently Used Terms

    Bo
    6 Ft. Staff
    Dachi
    Stance
    Dai (Dai Itch)
    Number
    Dai (Passai Dai)
    Greater
    Dai Sempai
    Most Senior Student
    Dan
    Black Belt Rank
    Doitashimashite
    You Are Welcome
    Dojo
    Training Hall
    Domo Arigato Goziamasu
    Thank You Very Much
    Fukyu
    Fundamental
    Gi
    Training Uniform
    Hai
    Yes
    Hajime
    Begin
    Hanshi
    Grand Master
    Hidari
    Left (side/direction)
    Kamae
    Fighting Posture
    Keri
    Kick
    Kiai
    Spirit Shout
    Kihon
    Basic
    Kiotsuke
    Attention
    Kyoshi
    Karate Master
    Mawate
    Turn
    Migi
    Right (side/direction)
    Rei
    Respect (Bow)
    Sempai
    Senior Student
    Sensei
    Instructor, One Who Has Gone Before
    Seiza
    Formal Kneeling Position
    Uke
    To Receive (Block)
    Yame
    Stop
    Yoi
    Prepare

    Other Terms

    Anata Wa?
    And You?
    Antei
    Balance
    Ashi
    Leg
    Atama
    Head
    Bojutsu
    Art Of The Bo
    Bushi
    Warrior
    Bushido
    Way Of The Warrior
    Chudan
    Middle Area
    Do
    Way Or Path
    Dozo
    Please
    Empi
    Elbow
    Gedan
    Lower Area
    Genki Desu
    I Am Fine
    Go
    Hard Or Five
    Gomen Nasai
    I Am Sorry
    Hara
    Abdomen, Centerof Ki
    Hayakuhidari
    Quicklyleft
    Hiza
    Knee
    Ikaga Desu Ka?
    How Are You?
    Itchoku Sen
    Straight Line
    Kama
    Kobudo Weapon
    Kara
    Empty
    Ki
    Spirit
    Kime
    Focus
    Kohai
    Junior Rank
    Konnichi Wa
    Good Day (Afternoon)
    Konsetsu
    Large Knuckles
    Koroshi Waza
    Killing Technique
    Kudasai
    Please (Give Methe Favour Of)
    Kumite
    Sparring
    Kyobu
    Chest
    Kyu
    Non-Black-Belt Rank
    Mae
    Front
    Matte
    Wait
    Massugu
    Straight (Wrist)
    Modotte
    Return To Ready Position
    Mokuso
    Quiet Meditation
    Mukuso Oware
    Meditation Over
    Mudansha
    Kyu Rank Holder
    Naisan
    Woman Or Girl
    Narande
    Line Up
    Nukite
    Spear Hand
    O-Hayo Gozaimas
    Good Morning
    O-Yasami Nasai
    Good Night
    Renshi
    Highest Teacher
    Ryu
    System
    Sai
    Kobudo Weapon
    Sayonara
    Goodbye
    Senaka
    Back Of Body
    Shiai
    Contest, Traditional Tournament
    Shihan
    Master Instructor
    Shomen
    Front
    Shomen Ni Rei
    Bow To The Front
    Tai
    Body
    Tai Sobaki
    Body Shifting
    Te
    Hand
    Tonfa
    Kobudo Weapon
    Tsuyoki
    Strong Spirit
    Yukkuri
    Slowly
    Yudansha
    Black Belt Rank Holder
    Zuki
    Punch