TERMINOLOGY

Pictured: Left to Right- Hanshi Scott, Soke Jeff Hall (Hojitsu), Kyoshi Kent Lindquist (IKA- Boulder), Kyoshi Eric Adams (IKA-CO), Renshi Dennis Swarthout (IKA-AK). Each has been a student of Hanshi Scott's for over 30+ years. Between the 4 students there is over 120 years of training between them. Osu!

BEGINING OF CLASS

***The following is expected to be learned and  memorized by all 3-1st Kyu Brown Belts.***

Translation to English terms:

 

I humbly request/ Please teach me

 

 

 

 

 

Comand to kneel in meditaiton position

 

 

 

Close your eyes for meditation. General position to empty your mind in order to fill it up with that days lesson/ to find mental composure.

 

First Bow in at the begining of class:

 

ONIGA SHIMASU!

(said by everyone)

-Lead instructor will move to a kneeling position to begin meditation-

 

Seiza

(Said by the highest Kyu rank in class-Not a black belt)

Mokuso

 

 

 

Mokuso Yame

Shoman ni rei

 

All students position their left hand & left knee up- complete Right hand punch

 

Open your eyes/ End meditation

Bow to the front.

END OF CLASS

Bow in at the end of class:

 

DOMO ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA!

(said by everyone)

-Lead instructor will move to a kneeling position to begin meditation-

 

Seiza

(Said by the highest Kyu rank in class-Not a black belt) *typ brown belt

Mokuso

 

 

 

Mokuso Yame

 

INSTRUCTOR CALLS, CLASS ANSWERS

(Right hand fist)- "Karate is my secret."

(open hands, expose palms)- "I bare no weapons."

(close hands, palms together)- "I pray that I may never use them."

 

(highest kyu calls, Class answers) *typ brown belt

Dojo Kun

Kokusai Karate do Kyokai

Soke Kunji

Tsuyoku

Tanoshiku

Sekaino Karate do

 

Shoman ni rei

(turn face instructor, EVERYONE "domo arigato gozaimashita")

HANSHI/SHIHAN/SENSEI ni rei

(turn to face the middle of the room)

Otaigai ni rei

 

(face front)

 

All students position their left knee up- complete Right hand punch

 

Thank you very much! [for teaching]

 

 

 

 

 

*See above routine*

Dojo Rules

of the International Karate Association

The founder's rules

Be number one/ be your best you

Powerful/ Strength

Cheerfully/ Have fun

Spread the way of Karate world wide

Bow to the front

at the head instructor- "thank you very much"

 

Bow to the head instructor

 

 

Bow to each other

Open your eyes/ End meditation

Dojo Kun- dojo rules
Dojo Creed - 5 maximums of karate

Each Seek perfection of character.

Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto

 

Each Be faithful [to your chosen art]

makoto no michi o mamoru koto

 

Each Endeavor

Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto

 

Each respect others

Reigi o amonsuru koto

 

Refrain from violent behavior

Keki no yu o imashimuru koto

Character

Sincerity

Effort

Etiquette

Self Control

OTHER COMMONLY USED WORDS

OSU!

-Often we commonly misuse this word out of habit to mean a number of things in English such as: "Hello", "Goodbye", "Do you understand?", "Yes, I understand", "Ok", "Train harder"....etc.

 

In reality this word is hardly ever used in Japan and should be replaced with the word, "HAI"- meaning "yes".

 

To learn more about the word "Osu" or "Oss"

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENSEI -

Roughly meaning "teacher/instructor" but directly translates to "One who has come before in life." Since karate is seen as a way of life, this phrase can be used for a mentor or even a life coach not specifically pertaining to a martial arts instructor.

 

Gi-

-Pronounced "Gee" this is our traditional karate uniform. Originally based off of Japanese kimono style pajamas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUMITE 

-Commonly understood to mean "sparring" or "fighting" directly translates to "entangled hands". Depicting the method in which an attacker and a defender engage one another with limbs often intertwining. Kumite was once fought at a much closer distance than what we commonly see today.

 

DOJO

-A place to study 'The Way'. The dojo can be any place where you continually learn to be your best self by means of martial arts training.

 

ONIGA SHIMATSU

-A phrase that in an acknowlegement between two people who are present in the moment and desire to help eachother to for the greater good, in harmony.

 

 

 

 

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Martial Arts Alaska

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