Outer forearm on the human body
Eye, a target for many strikes used in karate.
A vulnerable target area, located between the fifth and sixth rib
‘Crane on a rock’ Kata
Crane on a rock stance, where you take 100% of the weight onto the one
Face on the human body
Kick to the face
Eyeball, which is a target perfect for many karate techniques.
Lower level, located primarily from the waist downward, as in Gedan Barai
Lower level sweeping block
Strikes targeted at the lower levels of the human body
Gedan ni oshidasu
A vulnerable area of the body located just below the lower lip on the face
To be in tune with the attack, enough so that you can predict his next
Traditional wooden clogs, perfectly designed to strengthen the legs.
Karate uniform used in the dojo.
The number five
Go no sen
This is a stretegical way of fighting. Here you allow the opponent to make
the first attack so as to create targets for you to counter attack.
fifth, or 5th dan black belt
Here both partners attack at jodan and chudan levels five times, and the
defender retreats in time, counter attacking on the fifth block.
‘54 Steps Major’ Kata
‘54 Steps Minor’ Kata
Hidden techniques that are often not taught to the average student
Hips or pelvis
Vulnerable striking point found on the back of the fist
Reverse, as in Gyaku-tsuki (reverse punch)
Reverse half-front-facing position