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Term Kanji Meaning
Kabuto Helm / Face protection
Kagami Biraki 鏡開き Breaking of the Mochi. Held on 11 Jan.
Kakie Uke 掛け受け Hooking Block
Kakuha 鶴破 Kata: Destroyed by a Crane (Toguchi 1&2) (Kuba/Toyama 1)
Kama Sickle
Kamae 構え Posture
Kamon 家紋 Family emblem, mon (紋), monsho (紋章), and mondokoro (紋所)
Kanabo 金砕棒 Metal Stick - 2 handed war club with metal studs
Kanzaki Shigekazu 神崎重和 To'onryu master, student of Kyoda Juhatsu. 1928-2018
Karasao 唐棹 Threshing fail (for grain), has a solid joint
Kawasu Uke 交す受け Parry Block
Keito Uke 鶏頭受け Top of the hand block
Kiba Dachi 騎馬立ち Horse Riding Stance
Kiku Uke 掬受け Scooping Block (From Seiyonchin)
Kinjo Sanda 金城真三良 Weaponry Master known as Ufuchiku. 1834-1916
Kisami Tsuki 刻み突き Front Jab punch
Kiso 基礎 Foundation, Basis
Kiten 基点 Beginning and ending point(s) of a kata
Koden 古伝 Ancient Tradition
Kogake 甲懸 Metal or leather plates for the top of the feet
Kojo Tatei 湖城大禎 Naha-te Pioneer. 1837-1917
Koken Uke 孤拳受け Top of the wrist block
Konanryu 硬軟流 Rigid and Soft system, renamed Pangainoon (半硬軟)
Kosa Dachi 交叉立ち Crossed Stance
Kotai Geri 交体蹴り Across the Body Kick
Kote 籠手 Forearm armor
Kote Uchi 小手打ち Wrist Strike (Wrist Bash)
Kugyo 苦行 Penance, To carry on while suffering
Kun Kun/Kon - Flexible staff
Kuniyoshi Shinkichi 国吉真吉 Naha-te Pioneer. Bushi Kunishi. 1848-1926
Kunren 訓練 Drills/Exercises/Training
Kuro Color: Black
Kururunfa 久留頓破 Kata: Created by Hanashiro Chomo. Hold Long and Attack
Kusabi Uke 楔受け Wedge Block
Kusanku 公相君 Kata: Retrospectively named after person, original Ufukun (大君)
Kusazuri 草摺 Iron or leather plates that hang to protect lower body
Kyan Chotoku 喜屋武朝徳 Tomari/Shuri-te pioneer. 1870-1945
Kyoda Juhatsu 許田重発 Naha-te pioneer, founder of To'onryu. 1887-1968
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