Japanese Terminology

Blocks – Uke

Rising block – age-uke

Inside block – uchi-uke

Outside block – soto-uke

Downward block – gedan barai

Knife-hand block – shuto-uke

Punches – Tsuki

Straight punch – choku-zuki

Lunge punch – oi-zuki

Reverse punch – gyaku-zuki

Triple punch – sanbon-zuki

Kicks – Keri

Front snap kick – mae geri

Side snap kick – yoko keage

Side thrust kick – yoko kekomi

Roundhouse kick – mawashi geri

Back thrust kick – ushiro geri

Stances – Dachi

Natural position – shizen tai

Front stance – zenkutsu dachi

Back stance – kokutsu dachi

Side stance – kiba dachi

Commands

Kneel – seiza

Bow – rei

Start – hajime

Stop – yame

Ready – yoi

Miscellaneous

Backfist strike – uraken

Elbow strike – empi uchi

Spear-hand strike – nukite

Face level – jodan

Chest level – chudan

Stomach level – gedan

State of calmness – zanshin

Teacher – sensei

Senior student – sempai

Junior student – kohai

School – dojo

Yes – hai

I understand/I will try – osu

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