General Terminology in Karate

General Terminology in Karate

This is a list of general terminology found in traditional Karate, you will hear all these words in your dojo. It is highly recommended...
Karate Traditional Weapons

Karate Traditional Weapons

KAMA History: In 1470, when traditional weapons were confiscated by the Japanese military, Okinawan commoners utilized the kama as a fighting blade, often attaching a...
Karate Traditional Katas

Karate Traditional Katas

  Shotokan Katas 太極初段 Taikyoku Shodan – (first cause) 平安初段 Heian Shodan – (peaceful mind, first level) 平安二段 Heian Nidan – (peaceful mind, second level) 平安三段 Heian Sandan – (peaceful mind, third level) 平安四段 Heian...

Blue belt 4th Kyu  – Shotokan Karate

Combination techniques Sanbon Zuki. Age Uke, Mae Geri, Gyaku Zuki, (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, Empi, Uraken, (forwards and backwards) Uchi Uke, Kizami Zuki,...

Blue belt 5th kyu – Shotokan Karate

Combination techniques Sanbon Zuki. Age Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, Gyaku Zuki, Gedan Barai, (forwards and backwards) Uchi Uke,...

Green belt – Shotokan Karate

Combination techniques Oi Zuki. Age Uke, Gyaku Zuki Ude Uke, Gyaku Zuki Uchi Uke, Gyaku Zuki Shuto Uke, Nukite Mae Geri, Keage (in Kiba...
orange belt shotokan karate

Orange belt – Shotokan Karate

Basic techniques Kara Zuki Gyaku Zuki (on the spot, both sides) Oi Zuki Age Uke Ude Uke Uchi Uke Shuto Uke Mae Geri Keage...

Yellow belt – Shotokan Karate

Basic techniques Kara Zuki Gyaku Zuki (on the spot, both sides) Oi Zuki. Age Uke, (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, (forwards and backwards) Uchi...

White belt – Shotokan Karate

Basic techniques Oi Zuki – Stepping Punch Age Uke – High Block, (forwards and backwards) Ude Uke, (forwards and backwards) Mae Geri Gohon Kumite Jodan Kata ...

Orange Belt 7th Kyu in Wado-Ryu Karate

Basic Stances Heisoku Dachi - Closed feet stance Kamae dachi - Fighting Stance Kiba Dachi - Horse stance Kokutso Dachi - Backward Leaning Stance Kihon...