TermSourcePronouncedDefinition
Hachijidachi八字立ちha-chee-jee-da-cha) Shape of the Japanese number 8.  b) Ready stance....
HaiはいhiAcknowledgment....
Haito Uchi背刀打hi-toh-oo-cheea) Reverse knife hand strike. b) Ridge hand strike....
Hajime始めha-jee-mayStart, or begin....
Hanshiha-n-sheeha-n-sheeTeacher of teachers. Reserved for 8th degree black belts and above. This is an honorific that is us...
Hidarihe-da-reLeft....
Hijihe-jeeElbow, more commonly used by Japanese....
Hini品位he-neeIntegrity....
Hizageri膝蹴りhe-za-geh-rheeKnee kick....
Ichie-cheeOne....
Ieいえe-aNo, in a short rude way. Not generally used....
Jikoseigyo自己制御jee-koh-say-gyoSelf Control....
Jodan Uke上段受けjoe-dahn-oo-keeUpper level receiving, or upper level block....
Jokenzuke条件づけConditioning...
JujooTen....
Judo柔道joo-doha) Gentle way. b) A school of martial arts training developed by Kano Jigoro....
Jujutsu柔術joo-joo-tsua) Gentle technique. b) A Traditional Japanese martial art with many different schools....
Junzuki前突きjoo-n-zoo-keyForward punch....
Junzukidachi前突き立ちjoon-zoo-key-da-chForward punch stance....
Jutsujoo-tsuTechnique....

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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