Lexicon

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

AGE (上げ) : rising (usually used for a movement going from bottom to top)
ASHI (足) : leg / foot
ATAMA (頭) : head
ATEMI (当身) : strike
AYUMI (歩み) : walk
BARAI (払) : wipe

B

BUDO (武道) : martial art (literally Bu : war and Do : path)

C

CHOKU (直) : direct / immediate
CHUDAN (中段) : mid level / middle

D

DACHI (立ち) : position

E

EMPI (猿臂) : elbow

F
G

GARI (刈) : mowing / clip (the kanji is use as well for the term “harvest“)
GATAME (固) : control / immobilization
GEDAN (下段) : low level
GERI (蹴り) : kick
GYAKU (逆) : oppose / reverse
GO (五) : five

H

HAJIME (創め ) : start
HARA (腹) : belly
HIDARI (左) : left
HIZA (膝) : knee
HACHI (八) : eight

I

ICHI (一) : one
IRIMI (入り身) : enter in the body / in the center

J

JIME (絞め) : choke / strangle
JUTSU (術) : art / technique
JODAN (上段) : level high
JUUJI (十字) : cross
JUU (十) : ten

K

KEKOMI (蹴込) : thrusting / penetrating
KIBA (騎) : cavalryman
KIRITSU (起立) : stand up
KO (小) : small, backward, old
KU (九) : nine

L
M

MAE (前) : front
MAWARI (回) : around
MAWASHI (回し) : rotation
MIGI (右) : right
MOROTE (双手) : two handed

N

NAGE (投げ) : throw
NAGASU (流す) : stream / flow
NI (二) : two

O

OO (大) : big
OI (大井) : pursuit / continuation

P
Q
R

REI (礼) : salute / greeting
RITSUREI (立つ礼) : stand up greeting
ROKU (六) : six

S

SABAKI (捌き) : handle / maneuverer
SAN (三) : three
SEIZA (正座) : sitting on the knees / correct posture
SENSEI : teacher
SHI (四) : four
SOTO (外) : outside
SHICHI (七) : seven

T

TE (手) : hand
TSUKI (突き) : push / strike
TORI (取り) : the taker / the on who does the action

U

UCHI (内) : inside / indirect strike
UDE (腕) : forearm
UKE (受け) : the defender / the receiver / block
UKEMI (受けみ)) : receiving with the body / fall breaker
URA (裏) : opposite
USHIRO (後) : behind

V
W

WAKI (脇) : side
WAZA (技) : technique, art

X
Y

YAME (止め) : stop
YOI (良い) : good / ok
YOKO (横) : lateral

Z

ZEN (前) : front