Glossary

aigamae katate dori right hand grasp to right wrist, or left hand grasp to left wrist
aigamae naka sode dori right hand grasp to right sleeve, or left hand grasp to left sleeve
atemi waza “striking” techniques, in practice there are no strikes, only pushes and pulls

chudan middle level

datotsushu strikes, punches and kicks
datsu ryoku relaxed
dogi dori grasps to the jacket

gedan low level
go no sen when uke attacks
goshin ho self-defence method
gyakugamae katate dori right hand grasp to left wrist, or left hand grasp to right wrist
gyakugamae naka sode dori right hand grasp to left sleeve, or left hand grasp to right sleeve
gyakute dori reverse grip

hanza handachi tori kneeling and uke standing
hiji mochi no tsukuri kansetsu waza technique structure, grasping uke’s arm with both hands
hiji waza elbow techniques
hontai no tsukuri atemi waza technique structure
hiki tate geiko freestyle practice with some resistance to encourage good technique and combinations

jodan high level
junte dori normal grip
juji jime choke with the arms crossed

kaiten turning of the body
kakae dori grasp around the arms and body from behind
kakari geiko basic freestyle practice with no resistance and usually only basic style techniques
kansetsu waza joint techniques
katate ryote grasp with both hands to one wrist
kihon no tsukuri basic technique structure
kihon ura waza basic counter techniques
kihon waza basic techniques
koryo goshin no kata old way of self-defence
koho no kuzushi balance breaking from behind
koho ryote dori grasp to both wrists from behind
koho ukemi backward breakfall
kumi tachi sword against sword techniques
kuzushi breaking balance

mae eri dori grasp with one hand to the jacket lapels
mae geri front kick

nage waza throwing techniques
nigiri gaeshi tori returns a grasp to uke’s wrist after being grasped

oku eri dori grasp with one hand to the collar from behind
omote in front
osae pin down

randori kihon waza basic randori techniques
ryo sode dori grasp with both hands to the sleeves

shoki no tsukuri atemi waza technique structure, timing practice
shomen uchi straight downward strike with the hand blade
shomen tsuki straight punch
suwari waza kneeling techniques

tachi dori techniques against a sword
tachi waza standing techniques
tai sabaki avoidance
tanto dori techniques against a knife
tanto randori freestyle practice against a knife
tegatana hand blade
tegatana dosa basic hand blade movements
tegatana no tsukuri kansetsu waza technique structure, using the handblade
tekubi dori grasps to the wrist
tekubi waza wrist techniques

uki waza “raising” techniques
unsoku basic foot movements
ura behind

yari (techniques using a) spear
yari dori attacks with a spear
yokomen uchi angled downward strike with the hand blade
yoko ukemi side breakfall

zenpo kaiten ukemi forward rolling breakfall
zenpo ryote dori grasp to both wrists from the front

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