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Student of Karate-do.
(karate doh) The way of karate.
(doh.joh) "way place," the place where you train. Where the practice of karate takes place.
(she.han) Master teacher - Instructor of very high rank.
Sempai (sem.pie) Senior - A
title given to high ranking students.
Level or degree - A rank designation for first (shodan) to tenth (judan) degree black belt.
A logical arrangement of blocks, punches, strikes and kicking techniques in certain set sequences. These are generally formal exercises handed down from Master to Master. Kata is best described as exercises in fighting an imaginary opponent or opponents.
(key.eye) "spirit focus" / a focusing yell. By exhaling very sharply and tensing the abdomen, extra power can be given to the muscles. Kiais are generally found in the middle of a kata and at the end.
(keem.eh) "decision" / focus. The essence of karate meaning an explosive attack to the target using the appropriate technique and maximum power in the shortest time possible.
(koom.a.tay) Loosely translated as a sparring match or a sparring technique.
(queue) Grade - A rank designation for under black belt.
(mok.so) "quiet meditation"
(say.za) "proper sitting" / kneeling
(yoi) "get ready" / ready position
1 Ichi (each)
2 Ni (knee)
3 San (sawn)
4 Shi (she)
5 Go (go)
6 Roku (roke)
7 Shichi (sheech)
8 Hachi (hawch)
9 Ku (coo)
10 Ju (joo)
horse stance / saddle stance
sochin-dachi / fudoh-dachi
sochin stance / "immovable" stance
"half moon" stance
back hand (strike)
round house kick
"arm block", often used to mean outside block
outside block (see above)
down block / "lower level sweep"
two-handed "cross" block
Kata means “form(s)”
Translations are approximate.
"stable and secure / stable peace, first level"
"stable and secure / stable peace, second level"
"stable and secure / stable peace, third level"
"stable and secure / stable peace, fourth level"
"stable and secure / stable peace, fifth level"
"iron horseman," "first level"
"iron horseman," "second level"
"iron horseman," "third level"
"destroying a fortress, greater (version)"
bassai sho [shoh]
"destroying a fortress, lesser (version)"
"flight of the swallow"
"compassion and favor." This is a Buddhist term and possibly the name of some temple.
"observing the sky/emptiness, greater (version)"
kankuu sho [shoh]
"observing the sky/emptiness, lesser (version)"
jutte / jitte
"boulder crane" (the bird on a rock)
"strength and control"
"fifty-four steps, greater (version)"
gojuushiho sho [shoh]
"fifty-four steps, lesser (version)"
"compassion and shadow." Possibly another temple.