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Okinawan Karate Terminology
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Katas - People - Styles - Techniques - Weaponry
Karate Stances - Tachi Waza - 立ち技
Name Kanji Notes
Zenkutsu Dachi 前屈立ち Forward leaning stance

Karate Blocks - Uke Waza - 受け技
Name Kanji Notes
Hiji Uke 肘受け Elbow Block

Karate Strikes - Ōda Waza - 殴打技
Name Kanji Notes
Awase Tsuki 合せ突き Front U style punch without leaning
Boshiken Uchi 拇指拳打ち Open hand strike using the thumb knuckle
Dokuyubi Uchi 毒指打ち Poison finger strike
Oi Tsuki 追い突き Chasing Thrust (Punch)

Karate Kicks - Keri Waza - 蹴り技
Name Kanji Notes
Furi Geri 振蹴り Swinging kick, usually 360°, in Suparinpe
Wangetsu Geri 彎月蹴り Crescent Kick (Crescent moon kick)

Karate Technical Terms - 技術用語
Name Kanji Notes
Hocho 歩調 Cadence
Hojo Kumite 補助組手 Supplimental Kumite drills created by Tamaki Juei Hanshi
Kamae 構え Posture
Kiten 基点 Beginning and ending point(s) of a kata
Tai Sabaki 体捌き Body movement / Repositioning
Ugoki 動き Movement/Motion - Method of movement
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