Japanese Translations

  • General terms

      Karate dô – The way of the empty hand Karateka – Individual who practices the way of the...

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  • Parts of the Body

      Atama – Head Kasumi – Temple Hitai – Forehead Mimi – Ear Me – Eye Hana – Nose...

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  • Kicking Techniques

      Ashi barai – Foot sweep Fumikomi – Stamping kick Fumikiri – Cutting kick Mawashi geri – Roundhouse kick...

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  • Striking Techniques

      Shutô uchi – Knife hand strike Keitô uchi – Chicken head wrist strike Kakutô uchi – Crane head...

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  • Punching Techniques

      Age zuki – Rising punch Awase zuki – U punch (double punch high and low) Irimi awase zuki...

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  • Blocking Techniques

      Age uke – Rising block Morote age uke – Two-armed rising block Gasshô uke – Joined palm block...

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  • Techniques

      Waza – Technique Uke waza – Blocking techniques Tsuki waza – Punching techniques Uchi wasa – Striking techniques...

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  • Stances

      Tachikata – Stance position Shizentai – Natural position Fudô dachi – Immoveable stance Hangetsu dachi – Half moon...

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  • Elements of Karate training

      Basic training – kihon Patterns – kata Selected Kata – sentei kata Designated Kata – shitei kata Favourite...

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  • Target Areas and Directions

      Upper/face – jôdan Middle/stomach – chûdan Lower/groin – Gedan Below the knee – hiza shita   Left –...

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