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Term

Karate

Uechi-ryu

Pangainoon

Sensei

Sempai

Dojo

Gi

Kata

Kote-kitae

Ashi-kitae

Kiai

Dan

Hajime

Yame

Yoi

Kihon

Waza

Kumite

Kimi

Rei

Pronunciation

kah-rah-the

way-chee-roo

pan-gai-noon

sen-say

sem-py

do-joe

ghee

kah-tah

koe-te kee-tie

ashi kee-tie

key-I

dahn

ha-gee-may

yah-meh

yoy

key-hone

wah-zah

koo-me-the

kee-my

ray

Translation

Empty Hand

Style of the Uechi family

Half-hard/half soft

Teacher

One’s senior

Place to train the way

Uniform

Form

Fore-arm conditioning

Leg conditioning

Spirit

Rank

Begin

Stop

Ready

Basic

Technique

Sparring

Focus

Bow

Term

Mawate

Tenshin

Migi

Hidari

Jodan

Chudan

Gedan

Yoko

Ushiro

Uchi

Soto

Pronunciation

mah-wah-the

ten-sheen

me-ghee (short on ghee)

he-dah-rhee (short on rhee)

joe-dahn

chew-dahn

gay-dahn (short on gay)

show-men

yoh-koh

oo-she-row

oo-chee

so-to

Translation

Turn

Turn of the body

Right

Left

Upper level

Middle level

Lower level

To the front

Side

Back or rear

Inside

Outside

Term

Dachi

Sanchin-dachi

Heisoku- dachi

Masubi-dachi

Uchi-hachiji-dachi

Kiba-dachi

Zenkutsu-dachi

Kokutsu-dachi

Fudo-dachi

Neko ashi-dachi

Pronunciation

dah-che (short on che)

san-chin dah-che

hay-so-koo dah-che

mah-subi dah-che

oo-chee ha-che-gee dah-che

key-ba dah-che

zen-koo-tsu dah-che

ko-koo-tsu dah-che

foo-do dah-che

neh-koh ah-she-dah-che

Translation

Stance

Hour glass Stance or 3 Wars Stance

Formal Attention Stance

Informal Attention Stance

Inverted open leg stance

Horse Stance

Front Stance

Back Stance

Rooted Stance

Cat Stance

Term

Uchi

Zuki

Kaisho uchi

Heishu uchi/zuki

Ate-Waza

Pronunciation

u-che

zoo-key

kah-ee-sho u-chee

hey-shu (shoe)

ah-the wah-zah

Translation

Strike

Punch

Open hand strikes

Closed hand strikes

Smashing technique

Term

Nukite uchi

Shuto-uchi

Haito uchi

Boshiken zuki

Koken uchi

Hajiki uchi

Shukoken uchi

Pronunciation

noo-key-teh

sho-toe u-che

hi-toe u-che

bow-she-ken

ko-ken

ha-jee-key u-chi

shu-ko-ken

Translation

Spear-hand strike

Knife-hand strike

Ridge-hand strike

Thumb strike

Cranes beak strike

Snapping fingertip strike

Crane’s head strike

Term

Seiken zuki

Shoken zuki

Testsui-uchi

Uraken-uchi

Oi zuki

Gyaka zuki

Kizama zuki

Mawashi zuki

Hiraken zuki

Pronunciation

say-ken zoo-key

show-ken zoo-key

tet-tsue-e u-che

oo-rah-ken oo-che

oy-zoo-key

gya-koo zoo-key

key-zah-me zoo-key

ma-washee zoo-key

hih-rah-ken zoo-key

Translation

Fore-fist punch

One-knuckle fist punch

Hammer-fist strike

Back-fist

Lunge punch

Reverse punch

Jab punch

Roundhouse punch

Fore-knuckle punch

Term

Hiji ate

Mawashi hiji ate

Tate hiji ate

Ushiro hiji ate

Yoko hiji ate

Pronunciation

he-gee ah-teh

mah-wha-she he-gee ah teh

tah-teh he-gee ah-teh

oo-she-row he-gee ah-the

yoh-koh he-gee ah-the

Translation

Elbow smash

Roundhouse elbow smash

Vertical elbow smash

Backward elbow smash

Side elbow smash

Term

Uke

Wa-uke

Mawashi-uke

Jodan-age-uke

Gedan-barai-uke

Ude-uke

Soto-ude-uke

Uchi-ude-uke

Shukoken-uke

Gedan-uchi-uke

Shoken-sukui-age uke

Harai-sukui-uke

Hirate-sukui-age uke

Sune-uke

Pronunciation

oo-keh

wa oo-kay

mah-wha-she oo-kay

joe-dahn ah-geh oo-kay

geh-dahn baa-rah-ee oo-kay

oo-day oo-kay

so-toh oo-day oo-kay

oo-chee oo-day oo-kay

sho-ko-ken oo-key

geh-dahn oo-chee oo-kay

sho-ken su-koo-ee ah-geh oo-key

hah-rye su-koo-ee ah-geh oo-key

hih-rah-teh ah-geh oo-key

su-neh oo-key

Translation

Block

Two hand circular block

Circular block

Upper rising block

Downward block

Forearm block

Forearm block from outside inward

Forearm block from inside outward
Crane’s head block

Low area block from inside outward

One knuckle scooping lift block

Downward scooping block

Open hand scooping lift block

Shin block

Term

Keri

Keage-geri

Kekomi geri

Shomen-geri

Sokusen-geri

Mawashi-geri

Sokuto-geri

Yoko-geri

Tobi-yoko-geri

Hiza-ate geri

Pronunciation

keh-rhee

keh-ah-geh geh-rhee

keh-koh-me geh-rhee

show-men geh-rhee

so-ku-sen geh-rhee

mah-wha-she geh-rhee

soku-toh geh-rhee

yo-ko geh-rhee

tow-be yoh-koh geh-rhee

he-zah ah-teh geh-rhee

Translation

Kick

Snap kick

Thrust kick

Front kick

Toe kick

Round-house kick

Foot-edge kick

Side kick

Jumping side kick

Knee strike

Term

Sanchin

Kanshiwa

Kanshu

Seichin

Seisan

Seirui

Kanchin

Sanseirui

Translation

Literally translated as “3 fights/conflicts”

A combination of the first kanji in Kanbun’s name, and the last two kanji (if written in Chinese order) of Shu Shiwa’s

A combination of the first kanji in Kanbun’s name, and the kanji for Shu Shiwa’s family name (Shu)

Literally translated, it means “10 fights/conflicts”

Literally translated, it means “13”. Usually interpreted as “Thirteen modes of attack and defense” or “13 positions to attack/defend from.”

Along the lines of the others, literally translated this means simply “16”

A combination of Kanbun’s first kanji and “fight.” The first kanji of Kanbun, Kanei, and Kanmei are the same.

Literally translated, it means simply “36”. Usually interpreted as “thirty-six modes of attack and defense” or “36 positions to attack/defend from.”

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