Shorin Ryu Technique Terminology: 松林流

Karate Japanese Terminology:

Hidari (左): Left

Migi (右): Right

Mae (前): Front

Yoko (横): Side

Ushiro (後ろ): Backward; Behind

Soto (外): Outside

Uchi (内): Inside

Gedan (下段): Low; Low Level; Lower

Chudan (中段): Center; Center Level; Middle

Jodan (上段): High; High Level; Higher

Kamae/ -gamae (構え): Posture; Ready

Tachi/ -dachi (立ち): Stance(s); Stand

Tsuki/ -zuki (突き): Thrust

Uke (受け): Receive; Receiving; Defense

Keri/ -geri (蹴り): Kick; Kicking

Kata/ -gata (形・型): Pattern; Form

Kata (方): Method

Seme (攻め): Attack

Uchi (打ち): Smash; Pound; Hit

Ate (当て): Hit

Nage (投げ): Throw; Take Down

Katame/ -gatame (固め): Set; Pin

Ken/ Kobushi (拳): Fist

Seiken (正拳): Correct Fist

Kentsui (拳槌): “Hammer Fist”

Uraken (裏拳): Back Fist

Ude (腕): Arm; Forearm

Te/ Shu (手): Hand; Arm

Hiji (肘): Elbow

Enpi/ Empi (猿臂): Monkey Arm; Monkey Elbow

Shotei (掌底): Palm Heel; Palm Base

Shuto/ Tegatana (手刀): Hand Blade; “Knife Hand”

Haito (背刀): Back of Blade; “Ridge Hand”

Ashi/ Soku (足): Foot; Leg

Tsumasaki (爪先): Protruding Claw

Sokutei (足底): Foot Base; Sole of Foot

Josokutei (上足底): Ball of Foot

Sokko (足甲): Instep; Top of Foot

Sokuto (足刀): Blade of Foot

Hiza (膝): Knee

Kyobu (胸部): Chest

Fukubu (腹部): Abdomen

Kinteki (金的): Golden Target; Groin

Kintama (金玉): Golden Jewels; Groin

Koshi/ -goshi (腰): Hips; Lower Back; Waist

Harai/ -barai (払い): Sweep; Sweeping

Morote (両手): Both Hands

Sasae (支え): Support; Prop

Soe (添え): Accompany; Support

Wari (割): Split; Proportion

Sayu (左右): Left and Right

Kosa (交差): Crossing; Intersecting

Kaku (角): Square; Right Angle

Kakushi (隠し): Hiding; Concealing 

Oi (追い): Chasing

Hazushi (外し): To Remove; To Unfasten

Otoshi (落とし): Dropping

Maki (巻き): Winding; Twisting

Tori (取り): To Take

Mage (曲げ): To Incline; To Lean; To Bend

Saguri (探り): To Search; To Probe

Ura (裏): Behind; Hidden from View

Tate (縦): Vertical; North-to-South

Mawashi (回し): Turning

Tomoe (巴): Half Circle; Tadpole Shaped

Hangetsu (半月): Half Moon; Half Circle

Ippon (一本): One Point

Nihon (二本): Two Point

Nidan (二段): Two Levels

Sanbon (三本): Three Point

Published by mattskaratecorner

A martial arts student and instructor. A school teacher and researcher. A curmudgeon with a lot on his mind.

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