TermSourcePronouncedDefinition
NineeTwo....
Nidan ni Rei弐段に礼nee-dahn-nee-reyClass showing courtesy to a second-degree black belt....
ObiO-beeBelt....
Otagai ni Reiお互いに礼O-tah-guy-nee-reyThis means to show courtesy to each other by bowing....
Otoshi Enpi Uchi落し猿臂打ちO-toh-shee-en-pee-oo-cheeDownward elbow strike....
ReireyBow....
Reigi礼儀rey-gheeCourtesy....
Rokuroh-kooSix....
Ronin浪人roh-ninMaster-less Samurai. (see also Samurai)....
RyurooSchool, system, or method....
Samuraisa-moo-ryeHighly ranked Japanese warrior....
SansanThree....
Seiretsu成列say-rey-tsuLine up....
Seiza正座say-zaCorrect sitting posture....
Senpai先輩sen-pieSenior. Someone who is senior to you in training....
Sensei先生sen-sayTeacher....
Sensei ni Rei先生に礼sen-say-nee-reyClass showing courtesy to the teacher....
ShisheeFour, also pronounced yon. Shi is the martial artists pronunciation as Shi (死) is the sound for d...
Shichishee-cheeSeven, also pronounced Nana. Shichi is the martial artists pronunciation as Shi (死) is the sound ...
Shinshee-nMind....

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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