These simple, Japanese phrases are commonly used around the Dojo.

English Japanese Pronunciation
Line Up Shugo Shoe-go
Attention Kyotsuke Ki-O-skay
Ready Yoi Yo-E
Sit down Saiza Say-za
Bow Rei Ray
Please Teach Me Onegai/Shimasu Own-A-gaash-A-mas
Thank You Very Much Domo Arrigato Dome-O Are-ray-gato
Thanks Arrigato Are-ray-gato
Way of the Empty Hand Karate-Do Kara-te-doe
Teacher Sensei Sen-say
Student Deshi or Montei Des-she Mon-te
Chief Instructor Osensei Oh Sen-say
Grand Master Hanshi Han-she
Training Hall Dojo Doe-joe
Forms(Stylized Fighting) Kata Ka-ta
Striking Post Makiwara Mac-E-waar-ah
Turn Around Mawate Ma-wa-te
Upper Jodan Joe-don
Middle Chudan Chew-don
Lower Gedan Gay-don
Block Uke Uuk-E
Punch Zuki Zoo-key
Kick Keri Care-A
Left Hidari Hi-dare-A
Right Migi Mig-E
Begin(start) Hajime Ha-Gee-may
Stance Dachi Da-chi
Push-Ups Udetate Fuse Un-dat-te Fu-say
Yes Hi hi
No Iyea E – A
Excuse me Sumimasen Sue-mE-ma-sen
I’m sorry Gomenasai Go-men-a-sigh
Just a moment please Chota matai kuda-sai Cho-ta mat-A kud-a-sigh
I watashi-wa wa-tash-A-wa
You Anata-wa a-nat-a-wa
How are you? O ganki des-ku O gank-E desk-a
I’m fine, thank you Ganki des, okagit samedat gank-E des, O cag-it sam-ah-debt

Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Techniques


Kamaekata – Ready Stances
Soto-hachiji Shizentai-Dachi Open leg natural stance
Chokuritsu-fudo-dachi Formal attention stance
Heisoku-dach Closed foot stance
Tachikata – Stances
Shizentai-dachi Natural stance
Jun shizentai-dachi Quasi natural stance
Nekoashi-dachi Cat stance
Jigotai-dachi Wide open leg stance
Naihanchi-dachi Straddle leg (horse) stance
Zenkutsu-dachi Front leg bent stance
Naname zenkutsu-dachi Slanted front leg bent stance
Kokutsu-dachi Backleg bent stance
Kosa-dachi Cross leg stance
Ippon-ashi-dachi One leg stance
Iaigoshi-dachi Kneeling stance
Semekata – Attacking Techniques
Seiken Waza – Fist techniques
Gedan zuki Low Punch
Chudan zuki Middle chest punch
Jodan zuki High punch
Kaku-zuki Square punch
Tomoe-zuki Circular block & punch
Sayu-zuki Double side punch
Kakushi-zuki Hidden fist punch
Oi-zuki Chasing punch (side squat punch)
Wari-uke-zuki Split block punch
Morote-zuki Augmented side punch
Yubi-waza – Finger Techniques
Nukite-zuki Spear hand thrust
Morote-nuki-zuki Double spear hand thrust
Shi-zuki Beak thrust
Uchi-waza – Striking Techniques
Uraken-uchi Backfist strike
Kentsui-uchi Hammer fist strike
Shuto-uchi Knife hand strike
Kyobu shuto-uchi Chest knife hand strike
Kyobu morote shuto-uchi Chest double knife hand strike
Kyobu soete shuto-uchi Chest augmented knife hand strike
Haito-uchi Reverse knife hand strike
Ate-waza – Smashing Techniques
Hiji-ate Elbow smash
Hiji-tate-ate Upward elbow smash
Hiji-yoko-ate Forward elbow smash
Hiji-ushiro-ate Backward elbow smash
Hiji-sasae-ate Supported elbow smash
Hiza-ate Knee smash
Shotei-ate Palm-heel smash
Jodan-shotei-ate Upward palm-heel smash
Chudan-shotei-ate Middle palm-heel smash
Gedan-shotei-ate Lower palm-heel smash
Tomoe-shotei-ate Circular palm-heel smash
Ukekata – Blocking Techniques
Seiken-ude-uke Forearm block
Jodan-uke Upper block Upper block
Chudan-uke Middle outward block
Chudan-yoko-uke Middle sideways block
Chudan-uchi-uke Middle inner block
Gedan-uke Lower block
Gedan-yoko-uke Lower sideways block
Sasae-uke Supported forearm block
Sayu-barai-uke Double lower side block
Jodan-wari-uke Upper split block
Chudan-wari-uke Middle split block
Jodan-kosa-uke Upper cross block
Gedan-kosa-uke Lower cross block
Morote-soe-uke Augmented forearm block
Chudan-soto-mawashi-uke Middle sideward round block
Morote-barai-uke Augmented lower block
Hazushi-uke Removing block
Morote-barai-uke Augmented lower block
Otoshi-uke Dropping downward block
Shuto & Haito-uke Knife hand & reverse knife hand block
Chudan soto-shuto-uke Middle outward knife hand block
Jodan uchi-shuto-uke Upper inward knife hand block
Chudan yoko-shuto-uke Middle sideward knife hand block
Gedan shuto-uke Lower knife hand block
Gedan shuto-yoko-barai-uke Lower sideward knife hand slashing block
Chudan-hasami-uke Middle scissors block
Makite-uke Winding knife hand block
Magetori-barai-uke Rising upward both hand knife hand block
Torite-uke Grasping hand block
Sagurite-uke Searching hand block
Gedan-haito-yoko-uke Lower sideward reverse knife hand block
Shotei-uke Palm heel block
Chudan-shotei-uke Middle palm heel block
Gedan-shotei-uke Lower palm heel block
Hiji-uke Elbow block
Hangetsu-barai-uke Half moon foot block
Keri Kata – Kicking Techniques
Mae-geri Front kick
Kyobu-geri Chest kick
Fukubu-geri Abdomen kick
Kinteki-geri Groin Kick
Sokoto-geri Foot edge kick
Nidan-geri Flying front kick
Mawashi-geri Roundhouse kick
Intermediate Movements
Suirakan-no-kamee Drunkard fighting posture
Ryu-no-hiji-no-kamee Dragon tongue fighting posture
Sagurite-no-kamee Searching hand fighting posture
Hotoke-kamee Buddha-hand fighting posture
Tenshin-no-kamee Body shifting fighting posture
Ura-gamae Cheating fighting posture
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