Japanese Words We Use – Karate terminology

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Below are some of the Karate terminology used by SN Kempo Karate here in Northampton.

Dojo Training Hall
Tattami Mats
Sensei Teacher
Karateka Students
Yamae Stop
Hidari Left
Migi Right
Mai Forward
Ishiro Backward
Seiken Fist
Shuto Knife Hand
Gi Karate Suit
Obi Belt
Dan Grade Black Belt
Kyu Grade Coloured Grade
Rei Bow

Numbers

English Japanese
1 Ichi
2 Ni
3 San
4 Shi
5 Go
6 Roku
7 Shichi
8 Hachi
9 Ku
10 Ju