Beginners Guide

Etiquette

Seiza Correct sitting (kneeling position)
Sensei Ni Rei Bow to the teacher
Otagai Ni Rei Bow to each other
Kritz Stand
Rei A command to bow
Yoi Prepare or get ready

Basic Punches

Junzuki Front punch
Gyaku Zuki Reverse punch
Soto Uke Outside block
Uchi Uke Forearm block
Jodan Uke Upward block
Gedan Barai Lower block

Basic Kicks

Mae-geri Front kick
Mawashigeri Roundhouse kick
Gyaku Mawashi Geri Reverse roundhouse kick
Yokogeri Side kick
Ushiro-Geri Back kick
Nidan Geri Flying kick

Other

Kihon Basic training
Kata Formal exercise
Kumite Sparring
Kiai! Spirit meeting or shout
Surikomi One step
Karate Empty hand or china hand
Dachi Stance
Gi Uniform or suit
Hajime Begin
Hidari Left or left side

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