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#208906 - 11/28/05 07:03 AM Karate Terminology
BrianS Offline
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For those who don't use karate terminology here is a good link. Some people may feel lost when reading posts,including myself.

http://www.yamatanidojo.com/karate_terminology.htm
Does your dojo use Karate terminology?
Only one choice allowed (421 total votes)
Yes - 379 (90%)
No - 23 (05%)
What is a uke? - 19 (5%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
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#208907 - 11/28/05 11:31 AM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
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awesome site brian!!!!!!
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#208908 - 11/28/05 11:55 AM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
MikeC Offline
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Thank you

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#208909 - 11/28/05 12:22 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
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Good reference Brian.

I saw a terminology listing on this site before with a few mistakes. one of the things was with 'line up'.

some dojos make the mistake of saying 'shugo' for lining up at the start and end of class.

'shugo' is used to call all people together when something is going to be explained.

'Seiretsu' means lineup by rank.

all the military stuff is kindof unnecessary anyway...but it serves to keep people focused, so I guess that side effect is worth still doing it. still, it's good to know what people are talking about even if you don't do things the same way.

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#208910 - 11/29/05 04:03 AM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Couldn't help it, I had to be the smart-aleck who hit "what is a uke?". Seriously, since I currently have no "dojo" to speak of, other than my own back yard, it doesn't really matter how much Japanese I speak.

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#208911 - 11/29/05 04:07 AM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
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We don't use terminology in our school,but I'm learning for visiting other schools or incase our school changes. I just don't want to have it wrong.Effective communication is what really matters to me.
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#208912 - 11/29/05 01:15 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
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in the school i'm in we use japanese terminology. most of last nights lesson was on terminology. turned out when i got into the car my dad still knows quite a lot of the names of techniques. find out something new everyday!
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#208913 - 11/29/05 01:49 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
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I have already read that they keep the names in japanese to keep tradition, which is essential in karate, even modern or who do not accept tradition has tradition, it is inevitable. And I like the japanese names, they're so cute
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#208914 - 12/01/05 09:05 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: roniwankan]
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Terminology page Shorin Ryu is a very good list of terms that is updated often.


Edited by PaulHart (09/03/06 11:24 AM)

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#208915 - 12/02/05 04:11 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
ShorinjiSeisan Offline
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Quote:


http://www.yamatanidojo.com/karate_terminology.htm
Terminology page Shorin Ryu





Those are both to be bookmarked, thanks!

My dojo uses the word "Tanden", instead of "Hara", when referring to the abdonem - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hara_(meditation)

Joint locks and throws like ikajo, nikajo, sankajo and kote gaeshi would be nice additions, but I guess they are more in the aikijutsu realm . . .

I've started into learning Japanese - something that I meant to do a long time ago. I'm using Rosetta Stone software, and so far, I'm really impressed with their teaching methods.

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#208916 - 12/03/05 07:08 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
traq Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
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Loc: SoCal
great resource. thanks a lot!

my dojo used to use much more terminology than they do now; sometimes when I teach I start calling out commands in Japanese and all the students just look at me like, "what the ...?"
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#208917 - 12/05/05 11:32 AM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: traq]
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#208918 - 12/13/05 11:13 AM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: gojuwarrior]
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Registered: 12/12/04
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Loc: London, England
We use Japanese terminology constantly in our Shotokan club.

The main reason being when a practitioner wishes to grade with a senior instructor from Japan, such as Kanazawa, only this terminlogy will be used.


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#208919 - 12/28/05 10:51 AM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: StayUnderMyWing]
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Loc: Zaandam, Netherlands
Using 1 common language in a sport makes it all easier
Like the use of french in fencing or spanish in Latin American dancing
Using local languages makes it very hard to understand for others
If a high ranked instructor from the UK comes to my country and then uses terms as lunge punch and bowstance, most will be lost as we have no idea what lunge means
In countries where they do not speak any english people wouldn't understand anything at all without an interpreter translating all the time ( so not just when the teacher is explaining)
In Judo we had te system of 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc hipthrow ( kawaishi system) but because I knew the japanese words and their meaning I could figure out what the thow should look like
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#208920 - 12/28/05 11:59 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: Toudiyama]
BrianS Offline
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This is not a thread for debating as it has already been beaten to death recently. It's just to provide information.
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#208921 - 03/16/06 04:33 PM Re: Karate Terminology [Re: BrianS]
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