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Karate Terms

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age-uke rising block ashi foot, leg awase-zuki U punch
chichi nipple chudan middle level embusen performance line
fudo-dachi rooted stance fuseru lie flat gedan-barai downward block
gedan lower level, downward gyaku hanmi reverse half-front facing gyaku-zuki reverse punch
hachinoji-dachi open-leg stance haishu uke back-hand block haito uchi ridge hand strike
hasami uke scissors block heisoku-dachi feet-together stance hidari left
hiji elbow hiji ate elbow strike hineri uke twisting block
hiraki open hitosashiyubi index finger hiza knee
ikken hissatsu to kill with one blow ippon nukite one-knuckle spear hand ittan once
jodan upper level jotai upper body kaho downward
kaikomu fold kake shuto uke hooking sword hand block kakiwake reverse wedge
kamae position kamaeru take a posture kataguchi shoulder
keage snap kick keito chicken-head wrist kekomi thrust kick
kensei feint keru kick kiba-dachi straddle-leg stance
kime decide ko back of hand koho back direction
koko tiger mouth kokutsu-dachi back stance koshi hip
mae before, in front of mae-geri front kick makiotoshi twist fall