Techniques and Japanese Pronunciation

Basic Commands / Techniques etc in Japanese:

Tech/comm                       Romanji                   Pronunciation.

      Bow                                 Rei                                    ray

     Ready                               Yoi                               yoh – ee

      Begin                              Hajime                       ha – jee – meh

 Finish / Stop                        Yame                             ya – meh

       Turn                               Mawate                       ma – wa – teh

       Belt                                   Obi                                 o – bee

  Training Suit                         Gi                                      gee

Forward (Front)                     Mae                                ma – eh

Backward (Back)                  Ushiro                         oo – she – roh

        Left                                  Hidari                           he – da – ree

       Right                                 Migi                                 me – gee

  Upper Level                         Jodan                                joe – dan

Middle Level                          Chudan                           chew – dan

 Lower Level                           Gedan                              geh – dan

 Front Stance                     Zenkutsu Dachi          zen – koo – tsu da – chee

 Back Stance                      Kokutsu Dachi           koh – koo – tsu da – chee

 Horse Stance                         Kiba dachi                  key – ba    da – chee

      Punch                                    Zuki                               zoo – key

       Kick                                     Geri                                geh – ree

       Block                                    Uke                                 oo – keh

   Knife Hand                              Shuto                              shoo – toh

   Spear Hand                              Nukite                         new – key – teh

    Front Kick                            Mae Geri                      ma – eh geh – ree

     Side Kick                            Yoko Geri                    yoh – koh geh – ree

   (Snap Kick)                              Keage                            keh –ah – geh

  (Thrust Kick)                            Kekomi                         keh – koh – me

Round house kick                   Mawashi Geri              ma – wa –she geh – ree

     Back Kick                            Ushiro Geri                oo – she – roh   geh - ree

  Straight Punch                       Choku Zuki                  choh – koo zoo – key

  Reverse Punch                       Gyaku Zuki                   g ya – koo zoo – key

  Stepping Punch                         Oi Zuki                            oi – zoo – key

   Jabbing Punch                       Kizami Zuki               key – za – me zoo – key

       Back Fist                               Uraken                             oo – ra – ken

    Elbow Strike                              Empi                                  em – pea

Lower level sweeping block     Gedan Barai Uke     geh – dan – ba – r eye – oo – keh

     Rising Block                           Age Uke                         ah – geh oo – keh

    Outside Block                       Soto Ude Uke              soh – toh oo – deh oo – keh

     Inside Block                         Uchi Ude Uke             oo – chee oo – deh oo – keh

     Double Block                         Morote Uke                 moh – roh – teh oo – keh

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