JAPANESE PRONUNCIATION TRANSLATION
PUNCHES & HAND STRIKES
Choku Zuki Cho-koo zoo-key Straight punch
Empi Uchi En-pee oo-chee Elbow strike
Gedan Zuki Geh-dan zoo-key Lower punch
Gyaku Zuki Gya-koo zoo-key Reverse punch
Haito Uchi Hi-toe oo-chee Ridge hand strike
Kage Zuki Kah-gay zoo-key Hooking punch
Kekomi Key-koh-me Thrust
Kizami Zuki Key-zah-me zoo-key Front snap punch
Nukite Noo-keh-tay Spear hand straight thrust
Oi Zuki Oh-ee zoo-key Stepping punch
Shuto Uchi Shoe-toe oo-chee Knife hand strike
Teisho Uchi Tay-sho oo-chee Palm heel strike
Tettsui Tett-soo-ee Bottom fist
Uraken U-rack en Back fist
Yama Zuki
Yah-mah zoo-key ‘U’ punch
 
BLOCKS
Age Uke Ah-geh oo-kay Rising block
Empi Uke En-pee oo-kay Elbow block
Gedan Barai Geh-dan bar-eye Lower parry
Haito Uke Hi-toe oo-kay Ridge hand block
Kage Uke Kah-gay oo-kay Hooking block
Morote Uke Moe-rho-the oo-kay Augmented block
Shuto Uke Shoe-toe oo-kay Knife hand block
Soto Ude Uke So-toh oo-day oo-kay Outside forearm block
Teisho Uke Tay-sho oo-kay Palm heel block
Uchi ude Uke Oo-chee oo-day oo-kay Inside forearm block
 
KICKS
Fumikomi Foo-me-koh-me Stamping kick
Mae Geri Mah-eh geh-rhee Front kick
Mawashi Geri Mah-wha-she geh-rhee Roundhouse kick
Ushiro Geri Oo-sheer-rho geh-rhee Back kick
Yoko Geri Yoh-koh geh-rhee Side kick
Mawashi Uchi Mah-wha-she-uche

Reverse roundhouse kick

NUMBERS / COUNTING
Ichi Ee-chee One
Ni Nee Two
San Sahn Three
Shi She Four
Go Go Five
Roku Roh-koo Six
Shichi She-chee Seven
Hachi Hah-chee Eight
Ku Koo Nine
Ju Joo Ten
 
MISC.
Chudan Chew-dan Middle level
Dachi Dah-chee Stance
Dojo Doe - joe Training hall
Empi En-pee Elbow
Gedan Geh-dan Lower level
Gi Ghee Training suit
Gyaku Gya-koo Reverse
Kumite
Koo me-tay Sparring
Jodan Joe-dan Upper level
Kata Kah-tah Formal exercise, Sequence of techniques
Keage Key-ah-geh Snap
Kiba Dachi Key-bah dah-chee Straddle or horse riding stance
Kime Key-may Focus
Kokutsu Dachi Koh-koot-su dah-chee Back stance
Kyu quew Rank below Black Belt
Rei Ray Bow
Sempai Sem-pie Senior
Sensei Sen-say Teacher / Instructor
Shizentai She-zen-tie Natural stance
Yame Yah-may Stop
Zenkutsu Dachi Zen-koot-su dah-chee Front stance
Kumite Koo-me-teh Sparring
Gohon Kumite Go-hon koo-me-tay 5 step sparring
Ippon kumite Ee-pon koo-me-teh One step sparring
Jiyu ippon Gee-you ee-pon koo-me-teh Semi-free sparring
Jiyu kumite Gee-you koo-me-teh Free sparring

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