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What is Karate?
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Karate Terminology

Affiliation

Stevenage Karate Club is proud to be affiliated to the Japan Karate Association.

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Sensei Ohta

Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta, 7th Dan JKA

Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta
7th Dan JKA
Chief Instructor JKA England


Karate Terminology

Japanese Term English equivalent
Age Uke Upper Rising Block
Choku Zuki Straight punch
Chudan Stomach area
Dachi Stance
Dojo Training Hall
Empi Elbow
Gedan Lower half of body
Gedan Barai Downward Block
Geri Kick
Gi Karate suit
Gohon Kumite Five Attack Sparring
Gyaku Zuki Reverse Punch
Haito Ridge Hand
Hajime Begin
Hamni Half round facing
Ippon Kumite One Attack Sparring
Jiyu Ippon Kumite Semi-Freestyle One Attack Sparring
Jiyu Kumite Freestyle Sparring
Jodan Face area
Kamae-Te Take up position
Kata Form
Keage Snap Kick
Kekomi Thrust Kick
Kiba Dachi Straddle Leg Stance
Kihon Basic Training
Kokutsu Dachi Back Stance
Kumite Fighting/Sparring
Mae Geri Front Kick
Mawashi Geri Round Kick
Mokuzo Empty Your Mind
Morote Uke Augmented Forearm Block
Nukite Spear Hand
Oi Zuki Lunge Punch
Sanbon Kumite Three Attack Sparring
Shuto Uke Knife Hand Block
Soto Uke Outside Block
Uchi Uke Inside Block
Uke Block
Ushiro Geri Back Kick
Yame Stop
Yasume End of Exercise
Yoi Prepare Yourself
Yoko Geri Side Kick
Zenkutsu Dachi Front Stance
Zuki Punch