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General Terms

karate-do The way of karate Hajiime Begin (start, go)
Karate-ka Student Kiai Yell
Sensei Teacher Kime Focus
Sempai Senior Students Ouse acknowledgement (greeting)
Mokuso Close your eyes Jodan Head area
Yame Stop Chudan Body area
Shomen-ni-rei Bow to the front Gedan Area below the belt
Sensei-ni-rei Bow to the teacher Kihon Basic techniques
Dojo Martial arts training gym Kata Formal exercises
Gi Uniform Kumite sparring
Shotokan Style of Karate we practice Kyu Level (below black belt)
Makiwara Punching board Dan Level (black belt ranks)

Kata's

Heian Peaceful way
Tekki Iron horse
Bassai To penetrate a fortress (dai = major, sho = minor)
Kanku Viewing the sky
Empi Flying swallow
Jion Named after the temple
Hangetsu Half moon
Gankaku Crane on a rock
Jitte Ten hands
Chinte Incredible hands
Nijushiho 24 steps
Sochin Preserve peace
Unsu Hands of a cloud
Gojushiho 54 steps
Jiin Named after the saint
Wankan Crown of a king
Meikyo Mirror of the soul

Common Stances

Heisoku-dachi Informal attention stance
Hachiji-dachi Open leg stance
Zenkutsu-dachi Front stance
Kiba-dachi Straddle-leg stance (side stance)
Kokutsu-dachi Back stance
Sanchin-dachi Hour glass stance (short)
Hangetsu-dachi Hour glass stance (long)
Fudo-dachi (shochin) Rooted stance

Less Frequently Used Stances

Neko-ashi dachi Cat stance
Shiko-dachi Square stance
Teiji-dachi T stance
Renoji-dachi L stance
Musubi-dachi Informal attention (feet turned out)
Uchi-hachiji dachi Inverted open-leg stance
Heiko-dachi Parallel stance

Common Punching Techniques

Gyaku-zuki Reverse punch
Oi-zuki Step-in punch (lunge)
Kizami-zuki Jab (lunge punch)

Less Frequently Used Punches

Kagi-zuki Hook punch
Mawashi-zuki Roundhouse punch
Age-zuki Rising punch
Yama-zuki U-punch
Morote-zuki Double fist punch

Common Striking Techniques

Uraken-uchi Back-fist strike
Empi-uchi Elbow strike
Shuto-uchi Knife-hand strike
Haito-uchi Ridge-hand strike

Less Frequently Used Strikes

Tettsui-uchi Bottom fist strike
Haishu-uchi Back-hand strike
Teisho-uchi Palm-heel strike

Common Blocking Techniques

Gedan-barai Downward block
Age-uke Rising block
Soto-uke Outside block
Uchi-uke Inside block
Shuto-uke Knife-hand block

Less Frequently Used Blocks

Juji-uke X block
Kakiwake-uke Wedge block
Morote-uke Augmented forearm block
Teisho-uke Palm-heel block
Asae-uke Pressing block
Haishu-uke Back-hand block
Kake-uke Hooking block

Common Kicking Techniques

Mae-geri Front kick
Yoko-keage Side snap kick
Yoko-kekomi Side thrust kick
Mawashi-geri Roundhouse kick
Ushiro-geri Back kick

Less Frequently Used Kicks

Mikazuki-geri Crescent kick
Fumikomi Stamping kick
Mae-tobi-geri Flying front kick
Yoko-tobi-geri Flying side kick