SOME JAPANESE PHRASES YOU WILL HERE IN THE DOJO

Oss (oss) “Oss” is a Japanese word used in the dojo as a sign of respect to the Sensei or fellow students. “Oss” is also used to confirm understanding.

Gi (ghee) (karate) Suit

Obi (oh-bee) Belt

Rei (ray) Bow

Sensei (sen-say) Teacher

Sempai (sem-pie) Senior Grade

 

Kiai (key-eye) Expression of spirit (shout)

 

Dojo (doe-joe) Training Hall

Hajime (ha-jim-ay) Begin

Yamae (yam-ay) Finish

Mawate (mah-wot-ay) Turn

Jodan (joe-dan) Upper area of body

Chudan (chew-dan) Middle area of body

Gedan (ghee-dan) Lower area of body

 

Oi-zuki  Lunge Punch

 

Gyaku-zuki (Yaku zukee)  Reverse Punch

 

Mae-geri (my-geree) snap kick

 

Mawashi-geri (mahwashy-geree) roundhouse kick

Ichi (itchy) One

 

Ni (nee) Two

 

San (sun) Three

 

Shi (she) Four

 

Go (goh) Five

 

Roku (rocke) Six

 

Shichi (sh-tee) Seven

 

Hachi (huttsee) Eight

 

Kyu (queue) Nine

 

Juu (joo) Ten

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