Dojo Glossary

Glossary of terms.

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Jiyu ippon

(jye-oo ih-pon): Free one step sparring

Hits: 36
Jiyu-kumite

(gee-you koo-me-teh): Free sparring

Hits: 38
Jodan

(joe-dahn) Upper (face) Level

Hits: 45
Jodan-uke

(joe-dahn oo-kay): Upper level block

Hits: 42
Jodan-zuki

(joe-dahn zoo-key): Upper (face) level punch

Hits: 42
Ju

(joo): Ten

Hits: 40
Juji-uke

(jew-gee oo-kay): X-block

Hits: 49
Junan Taiso

Junan means flexibility (But it can also mean agony, suffering, torment, etc) while Taiso refers to body conditioning.

Hits: 41
kaette

(kah-eht-teh) Pivot/assume opposite direction

Hits: 45
Kamae

(kah-may): Sparring posture, usually referring to position of entire body and mindset.

Hits: 60
Kamatae

(kah-mah-ta-eh) Assume stance

Hits: 39
Karate

(kah-rah-teh): Empty hand

Hits: 75
KarateKa

(kah-rah-teh-kah): Karate practitioner

Hits: 40
Kata

(kah-tah): Form or pre-arranged set of techniques.

Hits: 54
Keage

(key-ah-geh): Snap kick

Hits: 45