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Terminology

-A-
Ai hanmi (ah ee han mee) – Same stance; Shite and uke both stand with the same foot forward.
Anza (ahn zah) – “Relaxed” or cross-legged sitting posture.
Arigato-gozaimashita (ah REE gah toe oo GOE ZAH ee MAH SHEE TAH)- formal thank you for what we did together
Atemi (ah TEH mee) – strikes to the body

-B-
Bokken (boek ken) – Wooden training sword.

-G-
Gyaku hanmi (gee ya koo ha n mee) – Opposite stance; Shite and uke both stand in a mirror image of one another with their opposite feet forward.

-H-
Hanmi Handachi (han mee han dah chee) – Shite is kneeling and uke attacks from a standing position.
Hidari Hanmi (hee da ree han mee) – Left basic stance.
Hiriki no yosei (hee ree kee no yo say) – Elbow power; two of the kihon dosa

-K-
Kakari geiko (ka ka lee gee koe) – Technique done in circle, one shite with the others as uke.
Katate mochi (kah tah teh moe chee) – Wrist grasp.
Kata mochi (kah tah moe chee) – Shoulder grasp.
Kihon dosa (kee hoe n doe oo sah) – Basic movement.
Kihon waza (kee hoe n wa zha) – Basic technique.
Ki litz (key lit-zz) – stand in attention at your warm-up position.
Koho Kaiten Ukemi (koe hoe kie ten oo ke mee) – Backward roll.
Koho Ukemi (koe hoe oo ke mee) – Backward breakfall.
Kyotsuke (kui su kee)- Stand at attention.

-M-
Migi hanmi (mee ghee han mee) – Right basic stance.

-O-
Onajiku  (oh nah ji koo) – Same technique on the other side.

-R-
Rei (rae ee) – Bow.
Ryote mochi (ree yoe oo teh moe chee) – Both wrists grasp.

-S-
Seiza (say ee zah) – Formal sitting or kneeling position, the most proper way to sit on the mat.
Sei litz (say lit-zz) – Sit in seiza in line.
Sensei (sen sae) – Teacher
Shikko ho (Shee kkoe hoe) – Knee walking.
Shitei (shi tay)- the defender when attacked by uke- one who performs the technique.
Shomenuchi (show men oo chee) – Front strike.
Shumatsu dosa (shoe maht soo doe sa) after class exercise; two of the Kihon dosa

-T-
Tai no Henko (tai no hen koe) body change; two of the Kihon dosa
Tanto (tahn toe) – Wooden training knife.

-U-
Uke (uoo kay) –  Person who attacks during a technique and receives a technique
Ukemi (uoo KEH mee)- defensive fall

-W-
Waza (wah zah) – Technique or techniques.

-Y-
Yokomenuchi (yoe koe men new chee) – Side strike.

-Z-
Zenpo kaiten ukemi (zen poe kie ten uoo ken mee)- forward roll

Simple COUNTING (1-20)

  1. Ichi (ee chee) – One
  2. Ni (knee) – Two
  3. San (san) – Three
  4. Shi (she) – Four
  5. Go (go) – Five
  6. Roku (row koo) – Six
  7. Shichi (shi chee) – Seven
  8. Hachi (hah chee) – Eight
  9. Ku (kyu) – Nine
  10. Ju (joo) – Ten
  11. Ju ichi (joo ee chee) – Eleven
  12. Ju ni (joo knee) – Twelve
  13. Ju san (joo san) – Thirteen
  14. Ju shi (joo she) – Fourteen
  15. Ju go (joo go) – Fifteen
  16. Ju Roku (joo row koo) – Sixteen
  17. Ju Shichi (joo shi chee) – Seventeen
  18. Ju Hachi (joo hah chee) – Eighteen
  19. Ju Ku (joo kyu) – Ninteen
  20. Ni Ju (knee joo) – Twenty

Basic Level Test Requirements

  1. Migi Hanmi Kamae
  2. Hidari Hanmi Kamae
  3. Seiza Ho
  4. Rei Ho
  5. Shikko Ho (White/yellow)
  6. Koho Ukemi
  7. Koho Kaiten Ukemi
  8. Zempo Kaiten Ukemi
  9. Tai no Henko (1)
  10. Tai no Henko (2)
  11. Hiriki no yosei (1)
  12. Hiriki no yosei (2)
  13. Shumatsu dosa (1)
  14. Shumatsu dosa (2)
  15. Shomenuchi ikkajo osae (1)
  16. Shomenuchi ikkajo osae (2)
  17. Katate mochi shihonage (1)
  18. Katate mochi shihonage (2)

Test Requirement English Cheat Sheet

  1. Right Basic Stance
  2. Left Basic Stance
  3. Basic Stance into Basic Kneeling
  4. Bowing
  5. Knee Walking
  6. Back Break Fall
  7. Backward Roll
  8. Forward Roll
  9. Basic Movement #1 (cross step in body change)
  10. Basic Movement #2 (95 degree pivot)
  11. Basic Movement #3 (shuffle in elbow power)
  12. Basic Movement #4 (body change elbow power)
  13. Basic Movement #5 (step in after class exercise 1)
  14. Basic Movement #6 (pivot after class exercise 2)
  15. Front strike 1st control pin #1 (step in)
  16. Front strike 1st control pin #2 (pivot)
  17. One hand grasp 4 direction throw pin #1 (step in)
  18. One hand grasp 4 direction throw pin #2 (pivot)