General Karate Terminology

(Counting, Ceremony, Terminology)


GISHISKI Yogo Terminology



CEREMONY

Rei

Bow

Seiza

Kneel down

Mokuso

Meditation

Mokuso Yame

Stop meditation

Sensei, Onegaishimasu, Rei

Teacher, please train us, bow

Sensei, Arigato Gozaimashita, Rei

Teacher, thank you very much, bow

Tatte

Stand

KAZU - COUNTING

Ichi

COUNTING

One

Ni

Two

San

Three

Shi (Yon)

Four

Go

Five

Roku

Six

Shichi

Seven

Hachi

Eight

Kyu

Nine

Jyu

Ten

Jyu Ichi

Eleven

Ni Jyu

Twenty

Ni Jyu Ichi

Twenty-one

Shodan

First degree

Nidan

Second degree

Sandan

Third degree

Yondan

Fourth Degree

Godan

Fifth Degree

Terminology

Karate

Empty hands

Dojo

Training place

Shihan

Master

Sensei

Teacher

Sempai

Senior (Higher belt)

Dohai

Equal (Same belt)

Kohai

Junior (Lower belt)

Obi

Belt

Keiotsuke

Attention

Hajime

Begin

Yame

Stop

Karate-Ka

Karate student

Karate-Gi

Karate uniform

Otagi Ni

Bow to each other

Rei

Bow

Oss

A word showing respect

Mawatte

Turn around

Kata

Form (an arranged pattern of attack and defense techniques against multiple imaginary opponents)