Basic Terminology



Basic Terminology

Karate-do Empty hand-way The count  
Sensei Teacher Ichi One
Dojo Training hall Ni Two
Gi Training suit San Three
Obi Belt Shi Four
Rea Bow Go Five
Oss To push ahead Roku Six
Kime Focus Shichi Seven
Jodan Upper level Hachi Eight
Chudan Middle level Kyu Nine
Gedan Lower level Ju Ten
Waza Punching techniques    
Hidari  Left Migi Right
Yame Stop Hajime Begin
Mokusoh Quiet thought Mawate Turn
Uraken Back fist strike Kime Focus
Oi-zuki Stepping punch Kihon  Basics
Age-uke Rising block Kumite Sparring
Soto-uke Outside block  Kata Forms
Ude-barai Forearm sweep Uchi-uke Inside block
Gedan-barai Downwards sweeping block Gyaku-zuki Reverse punch
Uke waza Blocking techniques Nagashi-uke Sweeping block
Shuto-uke Knife hand block Tsukami-uke Grasping block
Keri waza
Kicking techniques Uchi waza Striking techniques
Mae-geri Front snap kick Empi-uchi Elbow strike
Yoko-geri keage Side snap kick Shuto-uchi Knife hand strike
Yoko-geri kekomi Side thrust kick Haito-uchi Ridge hand strike
Mawashi-geri Roundhouse kick Nukite Spear hand strike
Ushiro-geri Reverse thrust kick Mika-zuki-geri Cresent kick
Sanbon kumite Three step sparring    
Gohon kumite Five step sparring    
Kihon ippon kumite One step sparring    
Jyu ippon kumite Semi-free one attack sparring    
Jyu kumite Freestyle sparring    


Sensei Lacho Nenov, Chief Instructor of IJKA Bulgaria - Teaching at Portchester Karate Club.

Sensei Latchezar Nenov 6th Dan and Chief Instructor of IJKA Bulgaria will be teaching at the Portchester club as follows.

Visitors are welcome, but please contact me first. on

Wednesday evening, 24th July. Castle Primary school, Castle St, Portchester.

18.45 to 19.50. Junior grades.

20.00 to 21.20. Senior grades.

Thursday morning, 25th July. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.

10.15 to 11.30am. This is the regular Thursday morning lesson, relocated to the Community school.

Friday evening, 26th July. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.

18.50 to 19.50. Older childrens class.

20.00 to 21.20. Senior grades.

Saturday afternoon, 27th July. Rengokai Summer course. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.

Arrive and Register 12.00 to 12.20.

Lessons between 12.30 and 15.30. Special additional class for Black and Brown belts. 15.45 to 17.00.

Sunday morning, 28th July. Rengokai Summer course. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.   

Arrive and Register 09.00 to 09.20.

Lessons between 09.30 and 13.00.

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