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Aikido glossary

Aikido is a Japanese martial art and we use lots of Japanese words and terms during our classes. Below are some of the common ones we use in our Aikido training.

Aikido (I kee doh): The Way of Harmony
Aiki Shuren: Intense Aikido training
Dojo: place where a martial art is practiced
InYo: Japanese symbol for harmony of the opposites, similar to Yin-Yang in Chinese. The name of our Aiki Shuren dojo
Sensei (Sen say): Instructor or teacher
Sempai (Sem pie): Senior student
What we say at the beginning and the end of a class
Shomen ni rei (Show men nee ray): Bow to the shomen
Sensei ni rei (Sen say nee ray): Bow to sensei
Domo arigato gozaimas’ta (Domo aah ree garto go zay mas ta): Thank you very much
What we say during a class
Hajime (Haa jee may): Begin
Mate (Mat tay): Wait
Yame (Yam may): Stop
Osu (Oss): I understand
Hai (Hi): Yes
Rei (Ray): Bow
Otagai ni rei (O taga nee ray): Bow to each other
Kamae (Ka mai): Posture, stance
Kihon waza: Basic techniques
Seiza (Say za): Kneeling
Uke (Oo key): Receiver of the technique (attacker)
Nage (Na gue): Person performing the technique
Technical terms
Atemi: Strike or hit
Cosa dori: Cross hand grasp
Bokken: Wooden sword
Ikkyo: 1st basic technique
Nykkyo: 2nd basic technique
Sankyo: 3rd basic technique
Eri dori: Collar grasp
Gyaku hanmi: Both partners assume opposite stances, one right, the other left
Hajime: Begin
Hanmi: Standing position in which one foot is forward, often used interchangeably with kamae
Hanmi handachi: Nage seated in seiza, uke standing
Hidari: Left
Hiji: Elbow
Hiji dori: Elbow grasp
Irimi: Entering movement
Irimi nage: Entering throw
Jiyu waza: Free-style techniques with one attacker
Jo: Wooden staff
Jodan: Upper level
Juji nage: Arm cross throw
Kaiten nage: Rotary throw/pivoting throw
Kata: Shoulder
Katate cosa dori: Cross wrist grasp
Katate dori: One-handed grasp
Ken: Sword
Kihon: Basic
Kokyu nage: Breath throw
Kote gaeshi: Outward wrist turn
Mune: Chest
Nage: Throw
Oyo waza: Advanced techniques
Ryo hiji dori: Both elbows grasp
Ryote dori: Both wrists grasp
Shiho nage: Four direction throw
Shomen uchi: Front strike
Sokumen irimi nage: Side entering throw
Suwari waza: Kneeling techniques
Tachi waza: Standing techniques
Tenchi nage: Heaven and earth throw
Tsuki (tzkee): Thrust/punch
Uchi: Strike
Ukemi: Fall
Ushiro waza: Techniques initiating from behind shite
Yokomen uchi: Strike to the side of the head
Gi (Gee): Practice uniform
Hakama (Hak a ma): Split skirt, wide legged pants (worn by Black belts)
Obi (O bee): Belt
1 ichi
2 ni
3 san
4 shi / yon
5 go
6 roku
7 shichi / nana
8 hachi
9 ku
10 ju

Welcome to the Aiki Shuren INYO Dojo!
Registration is done at Franz Ross YMCA front desk.(941)629-9622.
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To speak with Sensei Gregory, please call or text him at (914)309-1042.
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