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Cha                                         

Brown, as in brown belt or 3rd Ku

Chakugan                                

To pay attention, or to concentration

Chibusa                                   

The breast of the human body, a striking point for many karate techniques.

Chichi                                      

Nipple on the human body, a striking point for many self-defence techniques and a

vulnerable area to strike.

Chidori ashi                              

A stepping action involving one foot crossing over another

Chii kara                                  

Internal power or Strength

Chika ma                                  

Close range position from an opponent

Chikara                                    

External strength or power

Chikayoru                               

To shorten the distance between yourself and an opponent

Chimei                                     

A strike if performed correctly with maximum power would have the potential to kill

the opponent.

Chinte                                     

‘Strange Hands’ Kata

Choku                                     

Straight, as in ‘Choku-tsuki’ or straight punch.

Choku-Tsuki                           

Choku (Straight) Tsuki (Punch)

Choku Sen                              

In a straight line, a direct route

Choshi                                     

Rhythm

Choyaku hangeki                      

A counter attack which involves jumping

Chudan                                   

The Middle level as in Chudan tsuki (middle level punch) E.g Chudan Barai, Chudan

keri, Chudan uchi.

Chukitsu                                  

A Vulnerable Atemi point found in the fold of the elbow

Chushin                                   

The centre of your movements and your balance.

Chusoku                                  

The ball of the foot. A striking surface as used in mae geri.