- Count to 10
- 1. Ichi
- Jodan Zuki
Punch to Head
Punch to Mid Section
Punch to Lower Section
- Jodan Uke
- Mae Geri
Side Snap Kick
- Hachiji Dachi
A Natural Stance, feet about shoulder width apart, with feet pointed slightly outward
A Natural Stance, feet about shoulder width apart, with feet pointed straight forward
Note: Some Kata begin from this position.
An Attention Stance, with feet pointed slightly outward
- Basic Karate Terms
Note: It is a long stick used as a weapon, it is approximately 6 feet long.
Way / Path
Note: In Karate, the connotation refers to a way of attaining enlightenment or a way of improving one's character through traditional training.
Place of the Way or enlightenment
Note: This is the place where we practice Karate. Traditional etiquette prescribes bowing in the direction of the designated front of the dojo whenever entering or leaving the dojo.
Domo Arigato Gozaimashita
Thank you very much
Note: At the end of each class, it is proper to bow and thank the instructor and those with whom you've trained.
Note: "Begin" is a command given to start a given drill, Kata, or Kumite.
A term used to refer to the central dojo of an organization
One step sparring
Wooden staff, about 4'-5' in length
Note: The "staff" originated as a walking stick.
The Way of Karate
Note: This implies not only to the physical aspect of Karate, but also the mental and social aspects.
Practitioner of Karate
A form or prescribed pattern of movement
Mind. Spirit. Energy. Vital-force. Intention.
A shout delivered for the purpose of focusing all of one's energy into a single movement
Focus of power
Note: Practice often begins or ends with a brief period of meditation, clearing of one's mind.
An Okinawan weapon consisting of two sticks connected by a rope or chain
Note: A method of showing respect in Japanese culture is the bow.
Proper sitting position
Note: It is usually considered proper to address the instructor during practice as "Sensei".
Front or top of head, also the designated front of a Dojo
Body movement / shifting
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