Basic terms and language

Atemi Waza (striking)

  • Jodan tsuki Upper level punch
  • Chudan tsuki Middle level punch
  • Sun tsuki Short punch
  • Ura tsuki Close punch
  • Awase tsuki U punch
  • Age tsuki Rising punch
  • Haito uchi Ridge hand strike
  • Hiji ate Elbow strike
  • Mawashi hiji ate Round elbow strike
  • Ryo shotei ate Palm heel strike
  • Shuto uchi Knife hand strike
  • Ura shuto uchi Inside knife hand strike
  • Ura uchi Back fist strike
  • Yoko ura uchi Side back fist strike
  • Kentsui uchi Hammer fist strike
  • Furi uchi Swing strike

Keri Waza (kicking)

  • Kansetsu geri Joint kick
  • Kin geri Groin kick
  • Mae geri Front kick
  • Mawashi geri Round kick
  • Ushiro geri Back kick
  • Yoko geri Side kick
  • Hiza ate Knee strike

Uke Waza (blocking)

  • Yoko uke Side block
  • Uchi uke/Gedan barai Double arm block
  • Gedan barai Lower level sweep
  • Gedan uke Lower level block
  • Harai uke Low block
  • Jodan age uke Upper level rising block
  • Kake uke Hook block
  • Mawashi uke Round block
  • Shuto uke Knife hand block
  • Uchi uke Inside block
  • Kosa uke Cross block

Tachi Waza (stances)

  • Bensoku dachi Turning cross leg stance
  • Hachiji dachi Natural stance
  • Han zenkutsu dachi Half front stance
  • Heiko dachi Parallel stance
  • Heiko sanchin dachi Parallel stance
  • Heisoku dachi Parallel closed stance
  • Kiba dachi Horse stance
  • Kokutsu dachi Back stance
  • Musubi dachi Open toes stance
  • Neko ashi dachi Cat stance
  • Sanchin dachi Hourglass stance
  • Shiko dachi Square stance
  • Soto hachiji dachi Figure eight stance
  • Zenkutsu dachi Front stance
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