SHOTOKAN SCHOOL KARATE - DO ASSOCIATION OF WEST BENGAL

Affiliated to SHOTOKAN SCHOOL KARATE - DO ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
Approved By : KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
Recognised By : GOVT.OF INDIA Ministry Of Youth Affairs & Sports
Member Of Bengal Olympic Association/Asian Karate Federation/World Karate Federation/Asian Karate Federation/ International Olympic Committee


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Grading Syllabus









As with any other art form Shotokan karate has its The following list of Japanese words and their English counterpart is by no means definitive and so students are encouraged to view this list as merely a starting point in their own effort to further their knowledge of all that Shotokan Karate has to offer.

General Terms:
karate do - empty handed way dojo - training hall
yoi - ready
migi - right
zuki - punch
yori ashi - foot shifting
shihan - master
obi - belt
hajime - begin
jodan - upper
uchi - strike
sensei - teacher
seiza - kneel
yame - stop
chudan - middle
uke - block
sempai - senior student
mokuso - meditate
naote - relax
gedan - lower
geri - kick
kohai - junior student
rei - bow
hidari - left
dachi - stance
tai sabaki - body shifting

STRIKES:

kazama zuki - jab
yoko zuki - side punch
empi uchi - elbow strike
choku zuki - straight punch
shita zuki - inverted punch
nukite-zuki - spear hand strike
oi zuki - lunge punch
ippon ken - one knuckle strike
shuto - knife hand
gyaku zuki - reverse punch
uraken - back fist
shuto-zuki - sword hand strike
yama zuki - mountain punch
tetsui - hammer fist



BLOCKS:

jodan age uke - upper rising
soto uke - inward middle block
juji-uke - X block
jodan tetsui zuki - upper hammer fist
uchi uke - outward middle block
gedan uke - lower block
morote uke - augmented block
kake wake uke - reverse wedge block
teisho oshi uke - pressing palm heal block
haishu-uke - back hand block
shuto-uke - sword hand block


STANCES:

zenkutsu dachi - front stance
hangetsu dachi - hourglass stance
kokutsu dachi - back stance
kiba dachi - horse stance

fudo dachi - rooted stance

neko ashi dachi - cat stance

KICKS:

hiza geri - knee strike
mika zuki geri - crescent kick
mae geri - front kick
mawashi geri - round kick
yoko geri keage - side snap kick
obi geri - jump kick
yoko geri kekomi - side thrust kick
ni mae geri - double front kick
fumakomi - stomp kick
ushiro geri kekomi - back thrust kick

Kata Terms:

gedan-barai - down block
shuto zuki - sword hand strike
mae geri keage - front snapping kick
jodan soto uke - upper forearm strike
ni jodan shita zuki - double inverted upper punch
hitosashiyubi gedan nukite - lower index finger spear hand
jodan tate mawashi uchi - upper vertical roundhouse strike
chudan hiza geri - middle knee strike
morote chudan uchi uke - augmented middle inside outward block
chudan-tate-shuto-uchi-uke - middle level vertical inside outward sword hand block
jodan yoko uchi barai - upper side sweeping block
gedan gassho uke - lower double palm heel block
jodan kensei - upper palm feint
chudan oi zuki - middle lunge punch
tai-sabaki - body shifting
chudan uraken - middle back fist
washide jodan uchi - upper eagle strike
chudan mawashi zuki - middle round house punch
morote gedan uchi uke - augmented lower inside outward block
chudan tsukami uke - middle grasping block
shuto gedan barai - lower sword hand strike
hidari ashi dachi - left legged stance
chudan mika zuki geri - middle crescent kick
sho koko bo uke - tiger mouth block
sankaku tobi - triangle jump
chudan uchi uke - inside outward block
jodan oi zuki - upper lunge punch
chudan nukite zuki - middle spear hand strike
morote shita zuki - augmented upper inverted punch
chudan osae uke - middle pressing block
ni jodan uke - double rising block
chudan oi zuki maeude hineri - middle lunge punch with turning forearm
chudan nakadaka ippon ken - middle one knuckle strike
tetsui zuki - hammer fist strike
jodan age uke - upper rising block
chudan gyaku zuki - middle reverse punch
chudan teisho yoko uke - middle side palm heel block
chudan mae empi uchi - middle forward elbow strike
jodan mae geri keage - upper front snapping kick
jodan shuto juji uke - upper open hand X block
jodan age nihon nukite-zuki - upper two finger spear hand strike
shuto uke - sword hand block
yoko geri keage - side snapping kick
chudan yoko zuki - middle side punch
chudan keito uke - middle chicken head block
chudan uraken - middle back fist
ni yoko chudan zuki - double middle side punch
chudan uchi otoshi - middle falling block
naname shita ni oshinobasu - double downward oblique push
haishu uke - back hand block


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