TermSourcePronouncedDefinition
Ki’ai気合key-ayeGathering and releasing of energy. In martial arts usually displayed with a shout....
Kohai後輩koh-hiJunior. Someone who is junior to you....
Kokorokoh-koh-roha) Heart. b) Mind. c) Spirit. d) all of the above....
Koryu古流koh-rooOld school, in reference to Classical Japanese martial art schools formed before 1868. Schools form...
Kotaishite後退してkoh-tye-shee-theStep backwards....
KukooNine....
Kumade Uchi熊手打koo-ma-day-oo-cheeBear hand strike....
Kumite組手ちkoo-me-tehFree sparing....
Kuro Obi黒帯koo-roh-O-beeBlack Belt....
KyukyooRanks before black belt....
Maegeri前蹴りmy-geh-rheeFront kick....
Mawashi Enpi Uchi廻し猿臂打ちma-wa-shee-en-pee-oo-cheea) Circular elbow strike. b) Common term round house elbow....
Mawashigeri廻し蹴りma-wa-shee-geh-rheea) Circular kick. b) Common term roundhouse kick....
Mawatte回ってma-wa-tehTurn around....
Ma’ai間合いma-ayeThe space between, or distance....
Migimee-gheeRight....
Mokuso黙想moh-koo-sohMeditate, contemplate....
Mudansha無段者moo-dahn-shaThose without rank....
Mushin無心moo-shee-nNo mind, a state of mind that allows one to react and anticipate movements without being overly clo...
Nananah-nahSeven, also pronounced Shichi. Nana is more common with general population and is used with larger ...

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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