Karate Vocabulary

Oss is a word used often by Karateka and assumes many different meanings. 

 

When bowing, Oss expresses respect, but the word can also be used universally for everyday expressions such as please, thank you, I do understand, sorry etc...

Numbers

Blocks

General

Hand Techniques

Leg Techniques

Stances

 

One

 

Two

 

Three

Four

 

Five

 

Six

Seven

Eight

 

Nine

Ten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empty Hand

Way of the Empty Hand

Karate Student

Spirited Shout

Training Hall

Training Suit

 

Teacher

Senior/Assistant Instructor

 

Empty Mind (Meditation)

Command to Bow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rising ('Up') Block

Outside Block

Down Block

 

Inside Block

X Block

Knifehand Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punch

Double Punch

Triple Punch

Backfist

Elbow Strike

Spearhand

Hammerfist Strike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kick

Front Kick

Roundhouse Kick

Back Kick

Side Kick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready Position

Kneeling Posture

Front Stance

 

Back Stance

Side/Straddle Stance

 

 

Ichi

Ni

San

Shi

Go

Roku

Shichi

Hachi

 

Kyu

Ju

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara-te

Karate-Do

Karateka

Kiai

 

Dojo

Gi

 

Sensei

Sempai

 

Mokuso

Rei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age Uke

Ude Uke

Gedan Barai

Uchi Uke

Juji Uke

Shuto Uke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuki

Nidan Zuki

Sanbon Zuki

Uraken Uchi

Empi-Uchi

Nukite

Taisho Uchi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geri

Mae Geri

 

Mawashi Geri

 

Ushiro Geri

Yoko Geri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoi

Seiza

Zenkutsu Dachi

 

Kokutsu Dachi

Kiba Dachi