Begin learning now about Karate terminology and get ready for your next class!
1.) On first entering the dojo, please say “onegai shimasu”.
2.) Please remove your shoes and place them tidily on the shelf near the door.
3.) Please register daily for the training session and take out your attendance card.
4.) Make sure that you are clean of body and that your nails are short and clean.
5.) Always wear a clean and neatly ironed Karate gi.
6.) Jewellery of any description must not be worn whilst training.
7.) Please refer to the instructor as Sensei (pronounced senn say), or Shihan (dependent on rank).
Jodan tzuki – Upper level punch
Chudan tzuki – Middle level punch
Sun tsuki – Short punch
Ura tsuki – Close punch
Awase tsuki – U shaped punch
Age tsuki – Rising punch
Haito uchi – Ridge hand strike
Hiji ate – Elbow strike
Tate hiji ate – Vertical elbow strike
Mawashi hiji ate – Round elbow strike
Shotei uchi – Palm heel strike
Shuto uchi – Knife hand strike
Ura uchi – Back fist strike
Yoko ura uchi – Side back fist strike
Tetsui uchi – Hammer fist strike
Furi uchi – Swing strike