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TERMINOLOGY

GoJu Ryu originates in Okinawa and we often use Japanese terms.

 

OKINAWAN - ENGLISH


Dachi - Stance

Heisoku Dachi - Feet Together Stance

Musubi Dachi - Formal Attention Stance

Heiko Dachi - Parallel Stance

Hachiji Dachi - Character 8 Stance

Shiko Dachi - Straddle Stance

Sanchin Dachi - Hourglass Stance

Zenkutsu Dachi - Forward Stance

Hans Zenkutsu Dachi - Half Forward Stance

Fudo Dachi - Free Stance

Kokotsu Dachi - Back Stance

Neko Ashi Dachi - Cat Foot Stance

Renoji Dachi - Character 'Re' Stance


Zuki - Punch

Uchi - Strike

Age Zuki - Rising Punch

Uraken Uchi - Back fist Strike

Ko Uchi - Wrist Strike

Empi Uchi - Elbow Strike

Tettsui Uchi - Hammer Fist Strike

Nukite Zuki - Finger Thrust


Geri - Kick

Mae Geri - Front Kick

Mawashi geri - Roundhouse Kick

Ushiro Geri - Back Kick

Yoko Geri - Side Kick

Kansetsu Geri - Joint Kick

Hiza Geri - Knee Kick

Ashi Barai - Foot Sweep


Uke - Block (Receive)

Age Uke - Rising Block

Chudan Uke - Middle-Level Block

Gedan Barai - Low Sweeping Block

Hiki Uke - Grasping Block

Shuto Uke - Knife Block

Shotei Uke - Palm Block

Ko Uke - Wrist Block

Uchi Uke - Inside forearm Block

Morote Uke - Augmented Block

 
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