Beaumont Shotokan Karate
Japanese Terms
Gichin Funakoshi - Founder of Modern Shotokan Karate
The ultimate aim of
the art of karate
lies not in victory or defeat,
but in the
perfection of the character
of its participants.
--- Master
Gichin Funakoshi
Father of  
Shotokan Karate
Beaumont Shotokan Karate *  (832) 492-2220
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San
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Shichi
Hachi
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Counting
Commonly Used Terms
Sensei
Instructor
Sempai
Senior Student
Dojo
Training Hall
Gi
Uniform
Obi
Belt
Jodan
Face Level
Chudan
Middle Level
Gedan
Lower Level
Hajime
Begin
Yame
Finish
Seiza
Formal kneeling position
Rei
Bow
Ki
Energy
Mokuso
Meditation
Kyu
Junior rank, colored belt
Dan
Senior rank, black belt
Hidari
Left
Migi
Right
Techniques
  Stances
Zenkutsu Dachi
Front stance
Kiba Dachi
Horse riding stance
Kokutsu Dachi
Back stance
Shizen Dachi
Natural stance
Heiko Dachi
Feet shoulder width and straight
Hachiji Dachi
Feet shoulder width and pointed out
Uchi Hachiji Dachi
Feet shoulder width and pointed in
Musubi Dachi
Heels together, each foot turned out at 45 degrees
Heisoku Dachi
Feet and toes together
Teiji Dachi
T-angled stance
Renoji Dachi
L-angled stance
Hangetsu Dachi
Half-moon stance
Kosa Dachi
Crossed-foot stance
Neko Ashi Dachi
Cat-foot stance
   
  Blocking Techniques
Gedan Barai
Downward block
Jodan Age Uke
Rising block
Soto Ude Uke
Outside forearm block
Uchi Ude Uke
Inside forearm block
Shuto Uke
Knife hand block
Juji Uke (Kosa Uke)
X-block
Haishu Uke
Backhand block
Teisho Uke
Palm block
Kakiwake Uke
Inside wedge hand block
Morote Uke
Reinforced forearm block
Nagashi Uke
Sweeping block
Tate Shuto Uke
Vertical knife-hand block (arm straight)
Haiwan Uke
Back-arm block
Sukui Uke
Scooping block
   
  Punching Techniques
Choku Zuki
Front punch
Oi Zuki (Jun Zuki)
Lunge punch
Gyaku Zuki
Reverse punch
Kizami Zuki
Leading hand jab
Sanbon Zuki
Three-punch combination
Age Zuki
Rising punch
Ura Zuki
Half punch used at close range
Kagi Zuki
Hook punch
Mawashi Zuki
Roundhouse punch
Morote Zuki
Double punch
Yama Zuki
Over the mountain double punch
Tate Zuki
Vertical punch
   
  Striking Techniques
Age Empi Uchi
Upward elbow strike
Haishu Uchi
Back hand strike (hand and fingers are straight)
Haito Uchi
Ridge-hand strike
Empi Uchi (Hiji Ate)
Elbow strike
Ippon Nukite
One-finger strike/thrust
Keito Uchi
Chicken-head strike
Tettsui Uchi
(Kentsui Uchi)
Hammer fist strike
Kumade Uchi
Bear-hand strike
Nihon Nukite
Two-finger strike
Nukite
Spear hand
Shihon Nukite
(Yonhon Nukite)
Four-finger strike
Shuto Uchi
Knife-hand strike
Tate Empi Uchi
Upward elbow strike
Teisho Uchi
Palm heel strike
Uraken Uchi
Back fist strike
Ushiro Mawashi
Empi Uchi
Back roundhouse elbow strike
Yoko Empi Uchi
Side elbow strike
   
  Kicking Techniques
Mae Geri
Front kick
Mae Geri Keage
Front snap kick
Mawashi Geri
Roundhouse kick
Yoko Geri Keage
Side snap kick
Yoko Geri Kekomi
Side thrust kick
Ushiro Geri
Back thrust kick
Gyaku Mawashi Geri
Reverse roundhouse kick
Fumikomi Geri
Downward thrust kick
Mikazuki Geri
Crescent kick
Ashi Barai
Foot or leg sweep
Hiza Geri
Knee kick
Namimae Ashi
Returning wave kick
Kakato Geri
Axe kick
Ura Mawashi Geri
(Kake Geri)
Hook kick
Ren Geri
Combination kick
Dojo Kun
Hitotsu! Jinkaku kansei ni    
tsutomuru koto.
Seek perfection of character
Hitotsu!  Makato no michi o    
mamoru koto.
Be faithful
Hitotsu! Doryoku no seishin o
yashinau koto.
Endeavor
Hitotsu! Reigi o omonzuru koto.
Respect others
Hitotsu!  Kekki no yu o      
imashimuru koto.
Refrain from violent behavior