Karate Glossary

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Japan Karate Association Author: Super User
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The Japan Karate Association is the oldest and most influential martial arts organization.  It is officially approved by the Japanese as an association of members for the promotion of karate.  The organization was originally formed by Gichin Funakoshi's senior students Isao Obata Masatoshi Nakayama and Hidetake Nishiyama on May 27 1949.

Jodan Author: Super User
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(joe-dahn) Upper (face) Level

Jodan-uke Author: Super User
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(joe-dahn oo-kay): Upper level block

Jodan-zuki Author: Super User
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(joe-dahn zoo-key): Upper (face) level punch

Juji-uke Author: Super User
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(jew-gee oo-kay): X-block