The ribs in the human body
Rising movement. As in Age-uke (Rising block)
Age hiji ate
The rising elbow strike
Rising punch. Example can be found in the kata ‘Empi’
A striking technique that raises or elevates
The chin or Jaw area on the human body. The term Ago Uchi is used to describe a strike to this area.
Red, or red competitor in competition karate
The achilles tendon, found on the lower leg of the human body.
The lower neck. This often a target area for certain strikes.
Balance and stability.
Blue. You may hear this quite often in karate competition. It refers to the competitor wearing the blue belt or gloves.
Foot or leg
Foot sweep. This is a technique perfected to unbalance a competitor to disrupt his/her opponent’s Antei.
To change legs
Ankle on the human body
Ashi no ura
The sole of the foot on the human body
Foot movement, or footwork.
Foot techniques, such as Mae geri keage or mawashi geri
Toes on the human body. A target for certain self-defence techniques.
Ashibo kake uke
Leg hooking block
Ashikubi kake uke
Ankle hooking block
Head on the human body
Blow or a strike.
This refers to the striking of vulnerable points of the body in order to achieve a desired affect. This can also refer to concentrated power.
Techniques targeted specifically for vulnerable points on the body
Ato no kehanashi
A snapping kick using the back of the foot