TermSourcePronouncedDefinition
Shindo Yoshin Ryu新道楊心流shee-n-doh-yo-shee-n-rooNew Willow Heart Style, an old school Japanese martial art (also see Koryu)....
Shodan初段shoh-dahnBeginner grade, title of a first-degree black belt....
Shodan ni Rei初段に礼shoh-dahn-nee-reyClass showing courtesy to a first-degree black belt....
Shu Ha Ri守破離shoo-ha-rheeJapanese teaching philosophy of Obedience, Separation, and Divergence....
Shuto Uchi手刀打ちshoo-toh-oo-cheeKnife hand strike....
Sokuto足刀so-koo-tohKnife edge of the foot....
Soto Uke外受けso-toh-oo-kayOutside receiving, or outside block....
Tatamitah-tah-meeTatami is a type of flooring that the Japanese use that is made of rice straw and segmented into pi...
Teisho Uchi底掌打ちtay-sho-oo-cheePalm heel strike....
Tetsu Uchi鉄打ちtet-tsu-oo-cheea) Iron strike. b) Hammer fist strike....
Tsuki突きtsu-keyThrust, or to punch in martial arts....
Uchi打ちoo-kayStrike....
Uchi Uke内受けoo-chee-oo-kayInside receiving, or inside block....
Uke受けoo-kaya) Receive. b) Block....
Ukemi受身oo-kay-meea) Act of receiving. b) Break fall....
Ura Ken裏拳oo-ra-kenBack fist....
Ushiro Enpi Uchi後猿臂打ちoo-shee-roh-en-pee-oo-cheeRear elbow strike....
Ushirogeri後蹴りoo-shee-roh-geh-rheeRear kick....
Wado和道wah-dohThe way of harmony....
Wado Kokusai Karate-do Renmei和道国際空手道連盟wah-doh-koh-koo-sa-i-kahrah- teh-doh-ren-mayWado International Karate-Do Federation, WIKF....

Glossary provided from "Karate is Self-Defense" by Matthew Matson, used with permission.


Karate is Self-Defense 3rd ed. Copyright © 2012 by Matthew C. Matson, All rights reserved.

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