Stance, as in zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Large or major. Can be found in for example Bassai Dai.
Black belt level, as in Dan grade. Also can be referred to as degree.
The sternum on the human body
Flexibility, required to make many karate techniques work well.
De ashi barai
Forward foot sweep
A suppressive and smothering attack.
Deai osae uke
A suppressive and smothering block
The abdominal region of the human body
No count, as in kata training, an instructor may say this to tell you he will
not be counting.
The way. As in ‘Karate-Do’ The way of the empty hand. Or Bu-Do, or
Aiki-Do. The philosophy of following the ‘Way’ is to achieve
enlightenment through study of the art to improve one’s personality.
The education of the ‘Way’
A suite you where during your training
Translated to mean ‘Place of the way’, this is a place where you train in
your Martial Art.
These are maxims recited at the end of the class
A striking and pressure point in the hollow below the ears and behind the
A Master of the way, an individual who has achieved enlightenment.