TermSourcePronouncedDefinition
Kaikah-eAssociation....
Kaisetsu解説kah-e-set-suea) Interpretation or commentary. b) In martial arts this refers to the interpretation of a series o...
Kamae構えkah-mya) Posture. b) In Martial arts this is usually referred to as in a fighting posture....
Kangekata考え方kah-n-geh-kah-tahWay of thinking....
Kanji漢字kah-n-jeeJapanese writing where each symbol represents a concept....
Karatekah-rah-tehEmpty Hand. These symbols are what Funikoshi changed them to so they were more acceptable to the Ja...
Karate唐手kah-rah-tehChinese Hand. These are the original symbols used for karate in Okinawa. It can also be pronounced ...
Karate-Do空手道kah-rah-teh-dohThe way of the empty hand....
Karate-jutsu空手術kah-rah-teh-joo-tsuEmpty hand technique....
Karate-ka空手家kah-rah-teh-kahKarate Student....
Katakah-taha) Pattern, or form. b) In Martial arts this refers to a pattern of movement and technique....
Keikojo稽古場kay-koh-johPractice Place....
Kenjutsu刀術ken-joo-tsuSword technique...
Kenkyosa謙虚さken-kyo-saHumility....
Ki o tsuke気を付けkey-o-tsu-kaya) Pay attention. b) Attention stance....
Kibadachi騎馬立ちkey-bah-da-chHorse rider stance....
Kihon基本key-hohnBasic....
Kintekki Uchi金的打ちkey-n-tech-e-oo-cheeGroin rip strike....
Kiritsu起立key-rhee-tsuStand up....
Kiyuke休憩key-you-kayRest break....

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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