Karate Words in Japanese

Japanese Counting Words

  1. Ichi
  2. Ni
  3. San
  4. Shi
  5. Go
  6. Roku
  7. Shichi
  8. Hachi
  9. Kyu
  10. Ju

Martial Art Terms - General

Dojo
Spiritual and physical training hall
Sensei
Instructor, teacher
Senpai
Assistant instructor or senior student
Rei
Bow of courtesy and respect
Osu
Greeting also means, "I understand"
Hi
Yes, also means "I'm present"
Ee-ye
No
Onegai Shimasu
Please think of me well; showing of modesty and humility
Arigato Gozaimashita
Thank you
Kiotsuke
Command to attention
Seiza
Kneeling, formal sitting position
Mokuso
Meditation: Seiza position with eyes closed
Mokuso Yame
Stop meditation
Sensei Ni
Face toward Sensei
Otagai Ni
Face toward partner
Yoye
Command to get ready for action and take ready stance
Kamaete
Command to take fighting stance
Hajime
Command to begin
Yame
Command to stop and resume ready stance
Naore
Command to get back into attention stance