-A-

Atama – head

Ato de – Later

-B-

Bo – Six foot staff (Weapon)

Bojutsu – Art of the Bo

Bunkai – The application of a move in a kata

Bushi – Warrior

Bushido – Way of the warrior

-C-

Chudan – Middle area

Chudan uke – Middle block

-D-

Dachi – Stance

Dai (Dai Ichi) – Number

Dai (Passai Dia) – Greater, major

Dai sempai – Most senior student

Dan – Black belt rank

Deashibarai – Forward foot sweep

Denwa – Telephone

Do – The way or path

Doita shimashite – You are welcome

Dojo – Place to train

Domo arigato gozaimasu – Thank you very much

Dozo – Please

-E-

Ee-EH, wah-KAH-ree-mah-sehn – No, I do not understand

Ee-KEE-mah-shoh – Let’s go

Eku – Oar (Weapon)

Empi – Elbow

-F-

Fukyu – Fundamental, basic

Fumi komi – Stomping (kick)

-G-

Gedan – Lower area

Gedan uke – Lower block

Genki desu – I am fine

Geri – Kick

Gi – Karate uniform

Go – Hard or #5

Gyaku tsuki – Reverse punch

-H-

Hachiji dachi – Open stance

Hai – Yes

Haishu – Back of hand

Haisoku – Instep of foot

Haito – Ridge of hand

Hajime – Begin

Hanshi – Grand Master

Hara – Abdomen, center of Ki

Hayaku – Quickly

Heiko dachi – Parallel stance

Heisoku dachi – Closed foot stance

Hidari – Left

Hiji – Elbow

Hiji – Elbow smash

Hiza – Knee

-I-

Ikaga desu ka – How are you

Ima – Now

Ippon ken – One knuckle fist

Itchoku sen – Straight line

-J-

Jiyu kumite – Free style sparring

Jo – Four foot staff

Jodan – Upper area

Jodan uke – Upper block

Ju – Soft or the #10

Judan – 10th Degree Black Belt

Jutsu – Art

-K-

Kakato – Heel of foot

Kake geri – Hook kick

Kama – Sickle (Weapon)

Kamae – Fighting stance

Kansetsu – Knuckles

Kao – Face

Kara – Empty

Karate – Empty hand

Karate do – The way of the empty hand

Kata – Predetermined form

Keage – Snap (kick)

Keiko – Practice drill

Kekomi – Thrust (kick)

Ki – Spirit

Kiai – Spirit shout

Kiba dachi – Horse riding stance

Kihon – Basic

Kime – Focus

Kimochi – Attitude

Kin geri – Groin kick

Kiotsuke – Attention

Kobudo – Ancient martial ways

Kobujutsu – Art of ancient weapons

Kohai – Junior

Kokegi – Attacher

Koko – Here

Kokoro – Mind, heart, spirit, feeling

Kokutsu dachi – Back stance

Konban wa – Good evening

Konnichi wa – Good afternoon, hello

Koroshi waza – Killing technique

Kosa dachi – Cross-legged stance

Koshi – Hips, ball of foot

Kudasai – Please, give me the favor of

Kumite – Practice fighting

Kuzushi – Leverage

Kyobu – Chest

Kyoshi – Karate master title (7th & 8th Degree)

Kyu – Non black belt rank

Kyushu jutsu – The art of striking vital points

-M-

Ma – Distance

Maai – Individual distance

Mae – Front

Mae geri – Front kick

Makiwara – Punching board

Massugu – Straight

Matte – Wait

Mawashi geri – Round house kick

Mawate – Turn

Migi – Right

Migikae tsuki – Jab punch

Mikazuki geri – Crescent kick

Modotte – Return to ready position

MOH ee-chee-doh, oh-NEH-gah-ee shee-mahs? – Could you repeat it please?

Mokuso – Quiet meditation

Mokuso owari – Meditation over

Morote uke – Augmented block

Mudansha – Kyu rank holder

Mushubi dachi – Open foot, attention stance

Mutskasaee – Difficult

-N-

Nage waza – Throwing technique

Nagore – Deep breathing

Naihanchi dachi – Iron horse stance

Naisan – Man, Women, boy or girl

Nan-jee-dehs-ka? – What time is it?

Narra be nassai – Line up

Neko ashi dachi – Cat leg stance

Nidan geri – Double kick

Nihongo – Japanese language

Nuhite – Spear hand

Nunchaku – Flail (Weapon)

-O-

O-hayo gozaimas – Good morning

O-negai shimasu – Teach me, please

O-yasami nasai – Good night

Obi – Belt

Ot tsuki – Lunge punch

Owari mastah – Over, finished

-R-

Rei – Bow, courtesy

Renshi – Highest teacher

Renshu – To study

Ryu – School or system, way

Ryukyu – The archipelago, known as Okinawa

-S-

Sai – Truncheon (Weapon)

Sanchin dachi – Hour glass stance

Sashi buri desu ne – Long time no see

Sayonara – Good bye

Seiken – Forefist

Seiken tsuki – Straight punch

Seiza – Formal sitting posture

Sempai – Senior student

Senaka – Back of body

Sensei – Teacher, Instructor

Shiai – Match, contest

Shihan – Master instructor

Shiko dachi – Split or square stance

Shin ken – Serious

Sho – Small, minor

Shomei – Front central area of dojo

Shomen – Front

Shomen ni rei – Bow to the front

Shurey no kuni – The country that keeps respect (On our patch)

Shuto – Knife hand

Soto uke – Outside middle block

-T-

Tabemono – Food

Tai – Body

Tai sabaki – Body shifting

Takai – Expensive

Talso – Exercise

Tameshi wara – Breaking

Tatami – Straw floor mat

Tate – Standing, vertical

Tate tsuki – Vertical fist punch

Te – Hand

Teisho – Palm heel

Tettsui – Hammer fist

Tobi geri – Jump kick

Tonfa – Handle (Weapon)

Tsuki – Punch

Tsuyoki – Strong spirit

Tuite waza – Grappling hand technique

-U-

Uchi – Strike

Uchi uke – Inside middle block

Ude – Arm

Uke – Defender, block

Ura tsuki – Inverted punch

Uraken – Back fist

Ushiro geri – Back kick

-W-

Wah-KAH-ree mahs KAH? – Do you understand?

Waza – Technique

-Y-

Yakusoku kumite – Predetermined sparring

Yame – Stop

Yasashee – Easy

Yasui – Cheap

Yasunde – Relax

Yoi – Ready

Yoko – Side

Yoko geri – Side kick