Karate Glossary

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Gedan Author: Super User
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Gedan

(geh-dahn) Lower Level

Gedan-barai Author: Super User
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(Geh-dahn bah-rye): Downward sweeping block

Gedan-uke Author: Super User
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(geh-dahn oo-kay): Lower level block

Geri Author: Super User
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(geh-rhee) Kick

Gishin Funakoshi Author: Super User
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Gichin Funakoshi is often called the Father of Modern Karate.  He was born on November 10 1868 and died April 26 1957 at the age of 88.  He was not the founder of karate but was instrumental in promoting karate in Japan.

Gyaku-zuki Author: Super User
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(gya-koo zoo-key): Reverse punch