Karate Terms

 

Counting in Japanese

1 Ichi Itchy
2 Ni Knee
3 San Son
4 Chi Chee
5 Go Gow
6 Roku Rook
7 Shichi Sitch
8 Hachi Hat-Chee
9 Kyu Cue
10 Ju Jue

Basic Terms

Line Up Shugo Shoe-go
Attention Kyotsuke Ki-O-skay
Ready Yoi Yo-E
Sit down Saiza Say-za
Bow Rei Ray
Please Teach Me Onegai/Shimasu Own-A-gaash-A-mas
Training Hall or
Place of Enlightenment
Dojo Doe-joe
Teacher Sensei Sen-say
Begin (start) Hajime Ha-Gee-may
Thank you Arrigato Are-ray-gato
Thank You Very Much Domo Arrigato Dome-O Are-ray-gato

 

Basic Stances (Dachi)
Shizentai-dachi Natural stance
Jigotai-dachi Wide open leg stance
Zenkutsu-dachi Front leg bent stance
Nekoashi-dachi Cat stance
Naihanchi-dachi Straddle leg (horse) stance