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Dachi                                                  

Stance, as in zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)

Dai                                                      

Large or major. Can be found in for example Bassai Dai.

Dan                                                     

Black belt level, as in Dan grade. Also can be referred to as degree.

Dan Tsuki                                            

Repeated punching

Danchu                                    

The sternum on the human body        

Danryoku                                

Flexibility, required to make many karate techniques work well.

De ashi barai                            

Forward foot sweep

Deai osae                                 

A suppressive and smothering attack.

Deai osae uke                          

A suppressive and smothering block  

Denko                                     

The abdominal region of the human body

Denzook                                  

No count, as in kata training, an instructor may say this to tell you he will

not be counting.

Do                                          

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.

Do kyaku                                 

Moving leg

Do kyo                                    

The education of the ‘Way’

Do gi                                       

A suite you where during your training

Dojo                                        

Translated to mean ‘Place of the way’, this is a place where you train in

your Martial Art.

Dojo Kun                                

These are maxims recited at the end of the class

Dokko                                     

A striking and pressure point in the hollow below the ears and behind the

jaw

Dori                                        

To grab

Doshu                                     

A Master of the way, an individual who has achieved enlightenment.