VOCABULARY  WORDS

A B C D E  F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

 

Age: Rising

Ashi: Foot/Leg

Age Uke: Rising Block

Age Tsuki: Rising Punch

Atemi Waza: Striking Techniques

Ate: Smashing (Strike)

Atemi: Striking

Ageru: Raise or Lift

Ashi Waza: Foot Techniques

Arnis: Club

Anza: Cross Sit

B

 

Bijutsu: Art

Bo: Staff

Bushido: Way of the Warrior

Block: Uke

Bokken: Wooden Katana

Budo: Martial Way.

N

 

Nage, Waza: Throwing Technique

Naka: Inner

Nage: Throw

Neko: Cat

Ne-Waza: Ground Fighting technique

Nukite: Spear Hand

O

 

O: Big or Major

Obi: Belt

Osae Komi: Hold Down

Oshi: Push

Otoshi: Drop

P

 

Patona: Partner

 
 
 
 
 

C

 

Chi: Spirit/Inner Strength, Energy

Chudan: Middle

D

 

Dan: Level of black belt, from first dan to tenth dan

Dachi: Stance

Do: The Way

Domo Arigatou Gonzaimashita: Thank You Very Much.

Dozo: Please

Dori: Grab

E

 

Empi: Elbow

Empi Uchi: Elbow Strike

F

 

Fudo: Presence/Appearance

Fudo Dachi: Rooted Stance

G

 

Garami: Bend, Twist

Garuma: Wheel

Gatame: Lock or Hold

Geashi: Reversal

Gedan: Low

Geri: Reap, Kick

Gi: Martial Arts Uniform

Goshi: Hip Throw

Gyaku: Reverse, Reversal

H

Hai: Yes

Hadake: Naked

Hajime: Begin

Haishu Uchi: Back Hand Strike

Hane: Springing action done with leg

Hanshi: Senior Expert, 'Teacher of Teachers', a title bestowed on the

most advanced practitioners.

Happo No Kuzushi: Forms of off-balancing

Hasami: Scissors

Hashi: Bridge

Hidari: Left

Hiki: Pulling

Hishigi: Crush

I

 

IIppon: One point

Irimi Waza: Entering tech

Itami: Pain

J

 

Jime: Choke or Strangle

Jo: Staff

Jodan: High

Joseki: Official place of honor in the dojo

Ju: Gun

Juji: Cross

Ju-Jitsu: Power of the Mind

K

 

Kaiten: Rolling

Kagi Tsuki: Hook Pinch

Kamiza: Seat of honor for ranking belt

Kane sute: Flying Sacrifice

Kansetsu: Joint

Kano: Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, which he adopted from Ju-Jitsu

Kappo: System of first aid and resucitation

Kara: Empty

Kara Te: Empty hand

Karuma: Wheel

Kata: Specific set of techniques

Kata No Nage: Fit ins

Katame: Grappling

Katame Waza: Mat work

Katana: Mid-sized Japanese sword

Katsu: Revival Techniques

Ki: Spirit/Inner Strength, Energy

Kiai: Shout with Vital Energy

Kimi: Lock

Ko: Minor

Koi: Pulling

Komi: Pull

KOSTO: Five basic throws: Kubi Nage, O Goshi, Ippon Seoi Nage, Tai Otoshi, O Soto Gari

Kote: Forearm

Kumite: Sparring

Kuzure: Crumble, Collapse

Kuzishi: Off-Balancing

Kyu: Rank of belt, lower than Shodan, counting down to the black belts

Q

R

 

Ranbo Na: Violent

Randori: Free Practice

Ranyo: Misuse, Abuse

Rei: Bow, Salute

Renshu: Understudy to sensei, first to third dan

Ryote: Double or Two Hand

S

 

Sankyu: Squatting

Seiza: A traditional, formal kneeling posture

Sempai: Senior

Sensei: Teacher, one born before

Seoi: Back Carry

Seppuku: Ritual Suicide

Shiai: Contest

Shihan: Master

Shiho: Four Corners

Shiho Nage: All Direction Throw

Shime: Choke

Shimi: Strangulation

Shinai: Bamboo Practice Sword

Shioko: Nerve

Shisei: Stance

Shodan: First Degree Black Belt

Shuto: Knife Hand

Sode: Sleeve

Soto: Outside

Sukashi: Avoiding or Evasive

Sute: Sacrifice

Sutemi: Sacrifice the Body

T

Ta Take: Strike

Tacawaza: Fighting Stance

Tachi: Standing

Tachirei: Standing bow

Tai-Sabaki: Body Turning or Pivoting

Tanto: Knife

Tatami: Mat

Te: Hand

Te-kubi: Wrist

Tori: Defender

Toru torino: Takedown

Tsuki: Thrust

Tsuki (ske): Punch

Tsuri: Lift

U

 

Uchikomi: Repetition Fitting In

Ude Garuma: Armbar

Ue Ni Atama: Overhead

Uke: Attacker

Ukemi: Fall

Uki: Floating

Ura: Back, Reverse Side

Ushiro: Rear, Behind

Ushiro Geri: Back Kick

V

W

 

Wakare: Separation

Wake: Armpit

Waki: Side

Wakizashi: Japanese Short Sword

Waza: Technique

X

Y

 

Yama: Mountain

Yamai: Stop

Yawara: Control

Yoi: Ready

Yoko: Side

Yoshi: Continue

Yudanshakai: Black Belt Organization

Z

 

Zanshin: Perfect Posture

Zenkutsu Dachi: Forward Stance

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

L

 
 

M

 

Maru: Circle

Mae: Front

Mae-Geri: Front Snap Kick

Maitta: I Give Up, Submit

Makiko: Winding

Maru: Circle

Mawashi Geri: Roundhouse Kick

Mawashi Tsuki: Right Hand Punch

Meiyo: Honor

Migi: Right

Mokuso: Meditation

Morote: Two Arm/Two Hand

Mushin: Mind of No Mind