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General Terminology

 Age  Rising
 Ago  Jaw or chin
 Aka  Red
 Aka no kachi  Red wins
 Arigato gozaimashita  Thank you very much
 Ashi barai  Foot sweep
 Ashi o furimasu  Shake your feet
 Ashi no yubi  Toes
 Ashikubi  Ankle
 Ate  Strike
 Atama  Head
 Budo  Warrior code
 Chudan  Middle body
 Dachi  Stance
 Dan  Step (black belt grade)
 Do  Way or path
 Dojo  Training Hall
 Enkei  Circular
 Furi  Swing as in hook punch or Shake
 Ganmen  Head
 Geri  Kick
 Gi (dogi)  Karate uniform
 Gyaku  Opposite
 Han  Half
 Haniaitorimas  I will take your decision
 Hajime  Start
 Haisoku  Top of foot
 Hara  Abdomen
 Hikkake  Hooking
 Hizo  The spleen
 Ibuki  Breathing method
 Ippon kumite  One step fighting
 Idogeiko  Moving basics
 Jodan  Upper level
 Juji  Cross
 Jiyu kumite  Free sparring
 Kake  Hook
 Kake dachi  Hook stance
 Kamae dachi  Fighting stance
 Kamaitte  Follow the instructions
 Kancho  Head of the organization
 Kansetsu  Joint (any)
 Kao  Face
 Kata  Prearranged forms of movement
 Karate  Empty hand
 Karate ka  A person trained in karate
 Keiko hajime masu  Training has started
 Keiko wari masu  Training has now finished
 Keiko yasume masu  Training rest
 Kiai  Karate yell
 Kihon  Basic technique
 Kime  Focus
 Kizami  Jab
 Kohai  Junior
 Kosaho  Simultaneous defence-attack
 Koshi  Hips
 Kote  Forearm (topside)
 Kumite  Sparring
 Kumite-te  Do as instructed
 Kuzushi  Trap
 Kintama  Testicles
 Mae  Front
 Maitte  I surrender
 Mawashi  Circular / turning
 Mawatte  Turn
 Migi  Right
 Mizoochi  Solar plexus
 Morote  Both hands
 Mokuso  Close eyes and meditate
 Mokuso yame  Cease meditation
 Naore  Return to original position
 Nogare  Breathing technique
 Obi  Belt
 Oi  Lunge techniques
 Osu  To acknowledge
 Okimas  Get up - arise
 Otogaini rei  Bow to each other
 Rei  Bow
 Renraku  Combination
 Ryusui  Flowing water (dodging)
 Sanbon kumite  Three step fighting
 Sayu  Right and left
 Seiza  Kneel
 Sensei  Teacher
 Shagamu  Squat down
 Shihan  Master
 Shizentai  Natural position (fighting stance)
 Shuto  Side of the hand
 Sokuto  Side of the foot
 Soto  From the outside
 Sune  Shin
 Tamashi wari  Breaking technique
 Tate  Vertical, lengthwise, height
 Te  Hand
 Tobi  Jumping
 Tsuki  Punch
 Uchi

 From the inside or Strike

 Uke  Block
 Uke waza  Blocking technique
 Ushiro  Backward
 Ura  Reverse (with spin)
 Waza  Technique
 Yakusoku kumite  Promissory fighting
 Yame  Stop
 Yoi  Ready or get ready
 Yoko  Side
 Yoko geiko  Moving sideways basics
 Yukkiri  Slowly