Japanese for your training in the dojo

Talk the talk while you walk the walk

So you made the trip and you have arrived and you are ready to train in the Mecca of karate that is Okinawa but wait, there is a slight problem, and that is the language barrier. You get to the dojo and find out that the master does not speak English. What to do now? No problem, because here is a list of the basic Japanese an aspiring pupil will need for karate training. Study hard and prosper.

English Japanese
Please; Please Help Me
Thank You
Excuse Me
Good Morning (Hello)
Good Afternoon (Hello)
Good Evening (Hello)
Good Bye
Begin
Stop
Focus
Line Up
Ready; Open
Move Back
Move Forward
Turn
Upper
Middle
Lower
Strike; Punch
Block
Kick
Knifehand
Reverse
Bow (courtesy)
Beginning; Opening
Ending; Closing
Right
Left
Sparring (meeting of hands)
26 Step Sparring / Continuous
5 Man Sparring / Surrounded
1 Step Block And Counter
2 Attacks, 2 Blocks And Counter
Weapons (ancient martial art)
Onegai Shimasu
Arigato Gozamashita
Sumimasen
Ohayo Gozaimasu
Konnichiwa
Konbanwa
Sayonara
Hajime
Yame
Kime
Seiretsu
Yoi
Ippo Ato
Ippo Mae
Mawate
Jodan
Chudan
Gedan
Tsuki
Uke
Keri
Shuto
Gyaku
Rei
Kihon
Heishu
Migi
Hidari
Kumite
Renzoku Kumite
Kakomi Kumite
Ippon Kumite
Nihon Kumite
Kubudo
Karate Training in Okinawa

Karate Training in Okinawa


 

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