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.

 

 

 

 

For additional information on our school and why we do what we do see the IKA & CMA Insight

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