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Japanese Terms

During higher rank gradings it is common for instructors to use the Japanse terms for some of the things we do.


Counting

One -Ichi
Two - Ni
Three - San
Four - Chi
Five - Go
Six - Roku
Seven - Sichi
Eight - Hachi
Nine - Kyū
Ten - Jū


Stance (Dachi)

Shoulder Stance - Heiko Dachi
Prepare - Musubi Dachi
Cover - Yō (Yoh Ee)
Begin - Hajime (Hah Jee   Meh)
Bow - Rei (Ray )


Kata

Iron Horse - Naihunchin
Three Battles - Sanchin
Rotating Palms - Tensho
Lull Before the Storm - Sainchin
Lightning Strikes Twice - Saifa
Eye of the Tornado- Sanseru
Wrath of the Python - Seisan
Master of Darkness - Shisoochin
Dragons Way - Seipai