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Glossary of Shotokan Karate Terms

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Translation   Japanese Term
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Translation
Oi Zuki Step-in punch   Kata Formal Exercises
Gyaku Zuki Reverse Punch   Kihon Basics
Kizami Zuki Jab   Kumite Sparring
Ura Zuki Short Punch   Sambon Kumite Three-step sparring
Kagi Zuki Hook Punch   Ippon Kumite One-step sparring
Zenkutsu Dachi Front Stance   Jyu-ippon Kumite Semi-free sparring
Kokutsu Dachi Back Stance   Jyu Kumite Free Sparring
Kiba Dachi Side or Stradle Stance   Dojo Training Hall
Mae Geri Front Kick   Sensei Teacher
Yoko Keage Geri Side Snap Kick   Sempai Senior Student
Yoko Kekomi Geri Side Thrust Kick   Gi Uniform
Mawashi Geri Roundhouse Kick   Kiai Yell or Shout
Ushiro Geri Back Kick   Kime Focus
Ashi Barai Leg sweep   Obi Belt