Karate – Terms

Karate – TermsAlthough, Japanese’s Tae and Chinese’s Kung Fu are the parents of Karate, but it is the Japanese, who gave a great contribution in making this art popular worldwide. So it is quite a natural to observe some Japanese words in this game. A good beginner must learn the meanings of these words first to understand this game. So below are some of the common abbreviations with their usual meanings. Terms Meanings Kazu Numbers Tachikata Stances Utekata Blocking methods Semekata Attacking methods Kerikaka Kicking methods Kata Forms Atemi Strike Barai Sweep Bunkai Application of Kata techniques Dai Ichi The first Deshi The pupil or students Dojo Place to practice Hai Yes Hidari Left Iya No Kokyo-Ho Breathing methods Obi Karate belt These are the minimum number of terms that one should know initially. However, the list is big if we differentiate each individual. As one initially starts practicing, with the passage of time, every day he will learn new words. A good pupil should understand the deeper meanings of each word and should know very well how to master these words before the end of the training session.