Dojo Glossary

Glossary of terms.

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San

San (sahn): Three

Hits: 38
Sanbon kumite

(san-bohn koo-me-teh): Three step sparring

Hits: 36
Sanchin-dachi

(san-chin dah-chee): Hour-glass stance

Hits: 35
Sashite-uke

(sah-she-tay oo-kay): Rising hand block

Hits: 37
Seiza

(say-zah): Sitting Kneeling posture

Hits: 33
Sempai

(sehm-pye): Senior student

Hits: 44
Sensei

(sehn-seh-ee): Instructor or teacher

Hits: 58
Shi

Shi (she): Four

Hits: 55
Shichi

(Shih-chee): Seven

Hits: 35
Shihan

(shee-hahn) Head instructor

Hits: 39
Shizentai

(she-zen dah-chee): Natural position

Hits: 40
Shuto-uchi

(shoe-toe oo-chee): Knife hand strike

Hits: 39
Shuto-uke

(shoe-toe oo-kay): Knife-hand block

Hits: 41
Simba

The word Simba is from the Swahili language which refers to the African Lion.

Hits: 82
Sochin-dachi

(so-chin dah-chee): Diagonal straddle-leg stance

Hits: 37