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Age-uke

Age-uke

(ah-geh-oo-kay): Rising Upper block

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Age-zuki

Age-zuki

(ah-geh zoo-key): Rising punch

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Ashi-Barai

Ashi-Barai

(ah-she bah-rye): Foot sweep

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Awase-zuki

Awase-zuki

(ah-wah-say zoo-key): U-punch

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Choku-zuki

Choku-zuki

(cho-koo zoo-key): Straight (In place) punch

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Chudan

Chudan

(Chew-dahn) Middle (torso) Level

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Chudan-uke

Chudan-uke

(Chew-dahn oo-kay): Middle level block

Author: Super User
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Chudan-zuki

Chudan-zuki

(chew-dahn zoo-key): Middle area punch

Author: Super User
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Dachi

Dachi

(dah-chee) Stance usually position of body from waist down

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Dojo

Dojo

A dojo is a place or hall used for meditation or martial arts instruction.

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Empi-uchi

(en-pee oo-chee): Elbow strike

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Fudo-dachi

Fudo-dachi

(foo-dough dah-chee) Rooted stance

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Fumikomi

Fumikomi

(foo-me-koh-me): Stamping kick

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Gedan

Gedan

(geh-dahn) Lower Level

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Gedan-barai

(Geh-dahn bah-rye): Downward sweeping block

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