Grouger Road, Crookedholm, Kilmarnock, KA3 6LD

Terminology

JAPANESE PRONUNCIATION TRANSLATION
PUNCHES & HAND STRIKES
Choku Zuki Cho-koo zoo-key Straight punch
Empi Uchi En-pee oo-chee Elbow strike
Gedan Zuki Geh-dan zoo-key Lower punch
Gyaku Zuki Gya-koo zoo-key Reverse punch
Haito Uchi Hi-toe oo-chee Ridge hand strike
Kage Zuki Kah-gay zoo-key Hooking punch
Kekomi Key-koh-me Thrust
Kizami Zuki Key-zah-me zoo-key Front snap punch
Nukite Noo-keh-tay Spear hand straight thrust
Oi Zuki Oh-ee zoo-key Stepping punch
Shuto Uchi Shoe-toe oo-chee Knife hand strike
Teisho Uchi Tay-sho oo-chee Palm heel strike
Tettsui Tett-soo-ee Bottom fist
Uraken U-rack en Back fist
Yama Zuki Yah-mah zoo-key ‘U’ punch
BLOCKS
Age Uke Ah-geh oo-kay Rising block
Empi Uke En-pee oo-kay Elbow block
Gedan Barai Geh-dan bar-eye Lower parry
Haito Uke Hi-toe oo-kay Ridge hand block
Kage Uke Kah-gay oo-kay Hooking block
Morote Uke Moe-rho-the oo-kay Augmented block
Shuto Uke Shoe-toe oo-kay Knife hand block
Soto Ude Uke So-toh oo-day oo-kay Outside forearm block
Teisho Uke Tay-sho oo-kay Palm heel block
Uchi ude Uke Oo-chee oo-day oo-kay Inside forearm block
KICKS
Fumikomi Foo-me-koh-me Stamping kick
Mae Geri Mah-eh geh-rhee Front kick
Mawashi Geri Mah-wha-she geh-rhee Roundhouse kick
Ushiro Geri Oo-sheer-rho geh-rhee Back kick
Yoko Geri Yoh-koh geh-rhee Side kick
Mawashi Uchi Mah-wha-she-uche Reverse roundhouse kick
NUMBERS / COUNTING
Ichi Ee-chee One
Ni Nee Two
San Sahn Three
Shi She Four
Go Go Five
Roku Roh-koo Six
Shichi She-chee Seven
Hachi Hah-chee Eight
Ku Koo Nine
Ju Joo Ten
MISC.
Chudan Chew-dan Middle level
Dachi Dah-chee Stance
Dojo Doe – joe Training hall
Empi En-pee Elbow
Gedan Geh-dan Lower level
Gi Ghee Training suit
Gyaku Gya-koo Reverse
Kumite Koo me-tay Sparring
Jodan Joe-dan Upper level
Kata Kah-tah Formal exercise, Sequence of techniques
Keage Key-ah-geh Snap
Kiba Dachi Key-bah dah-chee Straddle or horse riding stance
Kime Key-may Focus
Kokutsu Dachi Koh-koot-su dah-chee Back stance
Kyu quew Rank below Black Belt
Rei Ray Bow
Sempai Sem-pie Senior
Sensei Sen-say Teacher / Instructor
Shizentai She-zen-tie Natural stance
Yame Yah-may Stop
Zenkutsu Dachi Zen-koot-su dah-chee Front stance
Kumite Koo-me-teh Sparring
Gohon Kumite Go-hon koo-me-tay 5 step sparring
Ippon kumite Ee-pon koo-me-teh One step sparring
Jiyu ippon Gee-you ee-pon koo-me-teh Semi-free sparring
Jiyu kumite Gee-you koo-me-teh Free sparring
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Sakai Karate club is a family orientated Martial Arts Club in Kilmarnock teaching Karate to Adults and Children. Our Dojo is ran by two Scottish National Coaches. We offer friendly but challenging fun with our varied Karate classes.

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