Japanese Words and Phrases

Stances
Heisoku Dachi Natural Stance
Yoi Ready
Kiba Dachi Horse Stance
Zen Kutsu Dachi Front Stance
Juji Dachi Cross Stance
Hangetsu Dachi Half-moon Stance
Kokutsu Dachi Back Stance
Neko Ashi Dachi Cat Foot Stance
Shiko Dachi Horse stance with toes pointed outward
Ippon Dachi Crane Foot, or One Point Stance
Sanchin Dachi Hourglass Stance
Fudo Dachi Soft Front Stance
Soto Hachiji Dashi Heisoku Dachi -w- toes out at 45 degree angle
Hankokutsu Dachi Back stance (Defensive, most weight on back leg)
Kosa Dachi Cross Legged Stance

 

Kicking
Mae Geri Front Kick
Yoko Geri Side Kick
Mawashi Geri Round Kick
Ushiro Geri Back Kick
Mikazuki Geri Crescent Kick
Kake Geri Hook kick
Keage Geri

Snap Kick

Tobi Geri Jump Kick
Komi Geri Skip Kick
Kaiten Geri Spin Kick
Kekomi Geri Thrust Kick
Tobi Geri Jump Kick

 

Strikes
Oi Tzuki Stepping Punch
Gyaku Tzuki Reverse Punch
Shomen Tzuki Straight Punch
Tetsui Ken Tzuki Hammer Fist
Ura Ken Back Fist (snap wrist)
Shuto Knife Hand
Shuto Uchi Inware Knifehand
Shuto Soto Outward Knife Hand
Seikin Punch
Hitosashi Ippon Ken Punw -w- middle knuckle of forefinger
Ippon Ken One knuckle punch
Hira Ken Punch -w- area between 2nd and 3rd knuckles
Oyayubi Ippon Ken Strike with knuckle of thumb
Shotei Palm Heel strike
Haito Ridge Hand (using ridge of hand along L.I. meridian)
Ken Tsui Hammer Fist
Hiji Ate Elbo Strike

 

 

Hand Techniques
Oizuki Lunge Punch (Lead leg same as punching arm)
Gyaku Tsuki Reverse Punch
Ura Ken tsuki Backhand (very quick strike, snap wrist)
Shuto Chop (to soft targets only)
Age Hiji Ate Upper cut (Elbow)
Yoko Hiji Ate Side Elbo Strike (Outside - Yoko)
Otoshi Hiji ate Downward Elbow Strike

 

 

General Japanese Words and Phrases
Uchi Inward
Soto Outward
Migi Right
Hidari Left
Warrior Monk Sokei
Boshin the art of Visial Observation
Bunshin the art of Auditory Observation (ears and nose)
Munshin Question(the art of interrogation)
Setsushin Hands-on Observation (the art of touch)
Nakazumi Centerline of body
Atama Head
Men Head
Yokomen Side of head
Shomen Front or Top of head
Shamen Side of head, Temple
Gammen Third Eye
Sunmen Third Eya
Me Eye
Mimi Ear
Jinchu Center or upper lip
Kubi Neck
Nodo Throat
Do Chest or side of body at ribs
Mune Chest
Sui Getsu Solar Plexus
Te Hand
Te Kubi Wrist
Kote Wrist (Forearm)
Omote Open Palm
Hiji Elbow
Kata Shoulder
Ude Arm in general
Ura Back of hand
Yubi Finger/Toe
Koshi Hip
Hara Abdomen
Tanden Center of Balance
Seika Tanden Center of Balance
Ashi Foot or Leg
Ashi Kubi the Ancle
Ampuku Massage of Hara
Bunkai Analasys (evaluation)
Ho Laws
Sensei Teacher (one who goes before)
Dan To carve steps up the cliff
Sabaki Movement (judicious cutting of cloth)
Ryu School or Tradition (The flow of water)
Sei True, Pure
Kosho Old Pine Tree
Shorei Spiritual Calling
Kai Family, Association
Zazen Sitting Meditation
Dozen Moving Meditation (Kata)