Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 28 - karate terminology

Karate Terminology
(In honor of my theme this week, I shall be counting in Japanese.)

Ichi: dojo = training area or school

Ni: sensei = teacher

San: bunkai = application of techniques practiced in kata

Shi: gi = karate uniform

Go: hai = yes

Roku: seiza = sit

Shichi: sempai = senior student

Hachi: obi = the karate belt

Ku: kihon = basic techniques

Ju: ki = energy

Juuichi: kiai = a loud shout accompanying a strong technique

Juuni: karateka = one who practices karate

Juusan: dachi = stance

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impworks said...

By strange coincidence I was looking for the Japanese words for numbers yesterday...

amy said...

I love lists that teach me something..thanks

The Rock Chick said...

very cool list! The only word on your list I had ever heard before was "dojo". Now, with a little practice, I'll be able to count, too!!!

very cool!!! Happy TT

Jessica The Rock Chick

Jeannine said...

Nana korobi, ya oki!

Very wise!
Nice TT!

Kristin said...

Very cool list! I had heard of some of those words, but not the definitions!