Terminology

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Some Basic Japanese Terms


Blocks-Uke waza

Jodan uke-head block
Chudan uke-body block
Gedan uke-low level block
Shuto uke-knife-hand block
Soto uke-outside block
Uchi uke-inside block (or striking block)

Age uke-rising block 
Ude uke-forearm block
Sasae uke-supported block

Shotei uke-palm block
Tettsui uke-bottom fist block
Haishu uke-back hand block
Kake uke-hook block
Kakete uke-holding block
Teisho uke-palm heel block
Kosa uke-cross block
Sukui uke-scooping block
Nagashi uke-sweeping block

Medal Winner: Mark Toplis 5th Dan


Punches-Zuki waza   
Jodan zuki-head punch
Chudan zuki-body punch
Kin zuki-groin punch
Gedan zuki-low punch

Oizuki-step and punch
Gyakuzuki-reverse punch
Maekenzuki-lead hand punch
Junzuki-snap punch
Furizuki-uppercut punch
Mawashizuki-roundhouse punch
Morotezuki-double fist punch
Ippon ken zuki-one knuckle punch

Yamazuki-jodan/chudan punch

 
Medal Winner: Mark Conlon 6th Dan

 

 

Strikes-Uchi waza

Shuto uchi-knifehand strike
Haito uchi-ridgehand strike
Uraken uchi-backfist strike
Haishu uchi-backhand strike
Tettsui uchi-bottomfist strike
Shotei uchi-palm strike
Empi uchi-elbow strike
Nukite uchi-spearhand strike
Teisho uchi-palmheel strike


Ladies Kata Team (L-R)  Stella, Su and Katie

 

Kicks-Geri waza

Maegeri-front kick
Mawashigeri-roundhouse kick
Ushirogeri-back kick
Yokogeri-side kick
Fumikomigeri-stamping kick
Hizageri-knee kick
Kakatogeri-axe kick
Mikazukigeri-crescent kick
Kingeri-groin kick
Ura mawashigeri-reverse roundhouse kick

Ushiro mawashigeri-turning back roundhouse kick
Age sunegeri-rising shin kick
Tobi geri-jumping kick


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Stances-Dachi kata

Heisoku dachi-feet together
Musubi dachi-V stance heels together
Shizen dachi heiko-Yoi/ready stance
Zenkutsu dachi-forward stance
Shiko dachi-straddle stance toes out
Neko ashi dachi-cat stance
Moto dachi-short forward stance
Kokutsu dachi-back stance
Sokutsu dachi-side stance
Sanchin dachi-hourglass stance
Kosa dachi-cross leg stance
Ippon ashi dachi-one leg stance
Kiba dachi-straddle stance toes forward
Jiyu dachi-free fighting stance
Ayumi dachi-walking stance

   

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