GOJU RYU TERMINOLOGY

COUNTING Ichi………..One Ni…………Two San………..Three Shi…………Four Go…………Five Roku………Six Shichi……..Seven Hachi………Eight Ku…………Nine Ju………….Ten GENERAL VOCABULARY Jodan…………Upper level Chudan……….Middle level Gedan…………Lower Level Hajimi…………Begin Yame…………..Stop Kime…………..Focus Rei…………….Bow Yoi……………Ready Hidari…………Left Migi…………..Right Shomen……….Front Ushiro…………Back Tanden………..A point in the lower abdomen Kokyu Donto….Respiration Mawatte……….Turn

Side facing straddle stance Koshi Dachi……………..Hook punch Yama Zuki…………Mountain punch Awase Zuki……….toes slightly pointed out) Shiko Dachi……………Straddle leg stance Kiba Dachi……………..feet at an angle Heiko Dachi……………Parallel stance (feet shoulder width apart) Hachiji Dachi………….Free stance Kokutsu Dachi………….Front Stance Han Zen Kutsu Dachi…..Rising punch Kagi Zuki………….Natural stance (feet shoulder width apart ..Heels together .STANCES Dachi…………………..Flowing punch .Stance Heisoku Dachi…………Closed foot stance (feet together) Musubi Dachi…………..Two handed punch Heiko Zuki…………Parallel punch Hasami Zuki……….Hourglass stance Zen Kutsu Dachi……….Half front stance Fudo Dachi…………….Horse riding stance Sanchin Dachi………….Squat stance HAND TECHNIQUES Seiken Zuki……….Back stance Neco Ashi Dachi……….Scissors punch Nagashi Zuki………...Cat stance Renoji Dachi……………"L" stance Sesan Dachi…………….Two knuckle punch Age Zuki…………..

.Ko Uchi…………….…Grab-pull Ashi Dori…………….Bent wrist strike Washi-De……………Eagle hand Kaisho………………Open hand Zuki…………………Punch Uchi…………………Strike Choku Zuki…………Straight punch Ura Zuki…………….Double punch Sanbon Zuki…………Triple punch Jun Zuki…………….Lunge punch Gyaku Zuki………….Reverse punch Nihon Zuki…………..Palm heel thrust Furi Zuki……………Circular punch Mawashi Zuki………Round hook punch Tate Zuki……………Vertical punch Kizami Zuki…………Jab punch OiZuki……………….Whip swing Hojo Oshi……………Augmented push Tsukami Hiki……..Leg take down Toki Waza……………Freeing technique Hazushi Waza………..Finger thrust Shotei Zuki………….Upper punch Uraken Uchi…………Back fist strike Shuto Uchi………….Ridge hand strike Hiji Uchi……………..Leading punch Morote Zuki…………Two fisted punch Furi Sute…………….Elbow Strike Nukite Zuki………….Throwing-off technique Nage Waza……………Throwing technique .Knife hand strike Haito Uchi………….

Front kick (thrust) Kansetsu…………….Stamp PARTS OF THE FOOT Josokutei……………..Geri Stamping joint kick Hiza Geri…………….Heel Haisoku………………Instep Tsumasaki……………Tip of the toes BLOCKING TECHNIQUES Uke………………….Knee kick Nidan Geri……………Double front kick Tobi………………….Foot edge Kakato……………….....Kick Mae Geri (Keage)….Inside circular block Harai Uke……………....…Front kick (snap) Mae Geri (Kekomi)….Swing kick Yoko Geri (Keage)…..Back kick Ashi Barai……………Foot sweep Kakato Otoshi……….Sweeping block ...Heel drop Fumikomi…………….……….....FOOT TECHNIQUES Geri………………….Geri Jumping kick Furl Geri……..Block Age Uke (Jodan)……..Ball of the foot Sokuto……………….Rising block (Head) Chudan Uke………….Side kick (snap) Yoko Geri (Kekomi)…Side kick (thrust) Mawashi Geri…………Round kick Ushiro Geri………….

.adapted from Gekisai Kata .Palm heel block Chudan Uchi Uke……………Inside forearm block Ko Uke………………………Wrist block Gedan Uchi Barai……………Inside downward block (open hand) Ura Uke………………………Back hand block Hiji Uke………………………Elbow block Hiza Uke…………………….Palm heel descending block Hojo Uke……………………Augmented block Hari Uke…………………….Palm-heel press Gedan Barai…………………Downward block Hiki Uke…………………….Grasping block Shuto Uke……………………Knife hand block Shotei Uke………………….Side block Morote Sukui Uke………….Tiger mouth (block & strike) PRACTICE FIGHTING Kumite………………Sparring Sandan Gi……………Basic sparring .Knee block Mawashi Uke……………… Roundhouse block Morote Uke…………………..Back-hand hook block Uchi Hiki Uke………………Middle level inward pulling block Yoko (Soto) Hiki Uke………Side (outward) pulling block Kosa Uke……………………Cross block Kake Uke……………………Hook block Ude Osae……………………Arm wedge Shotei Osae…………………....Bow & Arrow block Haishu Mawashi Osae Uke…Back hand circling press block Kuri Uke…………………….…Palm heel sweeping block Shotei Otoshi Uke………….Yoko Uke………………….Two hand scoop block Shotei Harai Uke………….Circular elbow block Ura Kake Uke……………….Double handed block Tora Guchi………………….

Dragging step Keri Ashi………….3 Chudan – 3 Gedan Ippon Kumite………..Lower level combative posture Shizen Dachi No Kamae….Three step sparring..Combative posture Morote No Kamae………..Middle level combative posture Jodan No Kamae………….Middle level spearhand combative posture .Natural combative posture Hanmi No Kamae…………Half forward facing combative posture Ninoji No Kamae…………Parallel arm combative posture Chudan Nukite No Kamae..three level.Landing Issoku-cho……….Hard & fast controlled free style fighting FOOT MOVEMENTS Suri Ashi…………...Kicking foot Tenshin……………Moving Chakuchi………….Natural stepping Yori Ashi…………. Jodan .Sanbon Kumite…….Chudan – Gedan Kihon Ippon…………Basic one step sparring Jiyu Ippon……………One step sparring from fighting stance Randori………………Slow & soft free style with emphasis Jiyu Kumite………….One point sparring Sandan Kumite………Three step . 3 Jodan .Sliding step Tsugi Ashi…………Shuffling step Ayumi Ashi……….One foot length COMBATIVE POSTURE (Kamae) Kamae…………………….Upper level combative posture Gedan No Kamae………….

"No Posture" combative posture GOJU RYU KATA Karate begins and ends with Kata. Formed by masters throughout the ages through dedicated training and research. THE KATA Sanchin Ichi Sanchin Ni Tensho Gekisai-Dai-Ichi Gekisai-Dai-Ni Saifa Seiyunchin Shisochin Sanseru Sepai Kururunfa Sesan Suparinpei END. Kata is the essence and foundation of Karate and it represents the accumulation of more than a thousand years of knowledge. the Kata are a map to guide us.Mugamae…………………. . and must never be changed or tampered with.

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