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Use the form on the right to contact us.

This form will put you straight in touch with one of the Sensei's from Llandudno Karate Association.  Whatever the question, ask away!! 

Hajime Hiro
Council Street West, Llandudno, LL30 1ED
Wales

07909 357 357

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Japanese Terminology

Llandudno Karate Association is the largest most successful karate specific dojo in North Wales.

Height

Jodan - Upper/Head

Chudan - Middle Body

Gedan - Lower Body

 

Directions

Mae - Front

Yoko - Side

Ushiro - Back

Mawashi - Round

 

Blocks / uke (TO RECEIVE)

Chudan Sote Uke - Middle Body Block

Gedan Uke - Lower Block

Haiwan Uke - Square Side Block (Shodan)

Jodan Shuto Uki - High Level Open Handed / Chopping Block

Jodan Uke - Head Block

Kakete - Hook Hand

Sagurite - Searching Hands

Shuto Uke - Knife Hand Block

Uchi Uke - Striking Block (Meotode)

Uchi Ottoshi - Crescent Strike

 

Punches / Zuki

Choku Zuki - Straight Punch

Furuzuki - Hook Punch

Gyaku zuki - Reverse Punch

Maeken - Leading Hand Punch (Face)

Oizuki - Step & Punch

Zuki – Punch

 

Strikes / Uchi

Ashi Barai - Leg Sweep

Cote - Forearm Strike

Empi - Elbow Strike

Haito - Ridge hand Strike

Ceeken - Knuckle Strike

Ken - Knuckle / Fist

Kokun - Wrist Strike

Nukite - Spear hand / Finger strike

Ippon Nukite - Single Finger Strike (Nihon = 2.  Sanbon = 3)

Teishio - Palm heel Strike

Tetsui - Hammer Fist

Uraken - Back Fist

 

kicks / geri

Cakuto - Axe Kick

Hiza Geri - Knee Kick

Kin Geri - Groin Kick

Maegeri - Front Kick

Mawashigeri - Roundhouse Kick

Mikazukigeri - Half Front Kick

Ottoshigeri - Crescent Kick

Sukuto - Side kick

Ura Mawashigeri - Hook Kick

Ushiro Geri - Back Kick

Ushiro Mawashigeri - Spinning Roundhouse

Ushiro Ottoshigeri - Spinning Crescent Kick

Ushiro, Tobi, Ottoshigeri - Tornado Kick

Tobi, Ushiro, Ottoshigeri - Jumping, Spinning, Crescent Kick

Tobi, Ushiro, Mawashigeri - Jumping, Spinning, Roundhouse Kick (heel)

 

TERMS

Buncai - Application

Dojo - Training Hall / The Place of the Way

Dojo-ni - Performed at the Same Time

Dojo Kun - Guideline / Rules of Dojo

Fumakomi - Stamping

Gi - Uniform

Haijimei - Commence

Hai - Yes / Understood / Affirmative

Ippon Kumite - One Steps

Kaizen - Improvement

Karate - Empty Hand

Karateca - Student of Karate

Keage - Snap

Kekomi - Thrust

Ki - Inner Spirit

Kiai - Battle Cry

Kimi - Focus

Ko-budo - Old Martial Way (Weapons)

Kumite - Fighting / Grappling Hands

Mawatte - To turn / To Look

Meotode - Husband - Wife Hands

Muchimi - Creating Power (Heavy, Sticky Feeling!)

Obi - Belt / Sash

Okinawa - Karate's Place of Origin

Onegai-Shimasu - Please take care of me / I am your care (simplified as oss)

Oss/Osu/Ossu - Grant me the Pleasure

Rei - Bow

Shukokai - Way For All

Soji - Ritual Cleaning of Dojo

Sensei Chojiro Tani - Formed Shukokai Karate

Sensei - Teacher

Shakugan - Burning Eyes / Intensity of gaze

Yame - Stop

Zanshin - Awareness

 

stances / dachi

Han / Sho Kokutsu Dachi - Half / Short Back Stance

Han / Sho Zenkutsu Dachi - Half / Short Standard Stance

Hangetsu Dachi - Halfmoon Stance (Long Sanchin)

Heiko Dachi - Parallel Stance (Yoi)

Heisoku Dachi - Feet Together (Attention Stance)

Kiba Dachi - Horse Stance

Kokutsu Dachi - Back Stance

Moto Dachi - Foundational Stance (Shins length, two fists width)

Musubi Dachi - Knot Stance (Heels Together, Toes 45 degrees)

Nekoashi Dachi - Cat Paw Stance

Sagiashi Dachi - Crane Stance

Sanchin Dachi - Three Batle / Hourglass Stance

Shiko Dachi - Square Stance / Sumo Stance

Sokutsu Dachi - Reverse Stance

Teiji Dachi - T Stance

Zenkutsu Dachi - Forward / Standard / Forward Leaning Stance

 

forms / kata

Heian - Peaceful or Calm

Pinan - Peaceful or Calm

Matsukaze - Pine in the Wind (Jugular)

Jurokanu - 16 Hands / Steps

Ji'in - Inverted Mercy

Jion - Mercy

Rohai - Vision of the Crane

Annanku - Light from the South

Seifa - To Smash / Tear Apart

Bassai Dai - Storming the Temple

Seienchin - Conqueror / To seize and Conquer

Shiokosokan (Kosokan-Shio) - Short Four Directions / Contemplating the Sky

Seipai - Eighteen

Chinto - Fighter to the East

Niseishi - Twenty Four

Unsu - Cloud Hands