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Gaiwan                                    

Outer forearm on the human body

Gan                                         

Eye, a target for many strikes used in karate.

Ganchu                                   

A vulnerable target area, located between the fifth and sixth rib

Gankaku                                  

‘Crane on a rock’ Kata

Gankaku-dachi                         

Crane on a rock stance, where you take 100% of the weight onto the one

leg.

Ganmen                                   

Face on the human body

Ganmen geri                            

Kick to the face

Gansei                                     

Eyeball, which is a target perfect for many karate techniques.

Gedan                                     

Lower level, located primarily from the waist downward, as in Gedan Barai

Gedan Barai                             

Lower level sweeping block

Gedan Uchi                             

Strikes targeted at the lower levels of the human body

Gedan ni oshidasu                   

Thrust downward

Gekon                                     

A vulnerable area of the body located just below the lower lip on the face

Genshi                                     

To be in tune with the attack, enough so that you can predict his next

movement

Geri                                         

Kick

Geri Waza                               

Kicking techniques

Geta                                        

Traditional wooden clogs, perfectly designed to strengthen the legs.

Gi                                           

Karate uniform used in the dojo.

Go                                          

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.

Godan                                     

fifth, or 5th dan black belt

Gohon Kumite                         

Here both partners attack at jodan and chudan levels five times, and the

defender retreats in time, counter attacking on the fifth block.

Gojushiho Dai                          

‘54 Steps Major’ Kata

Gojushiho Sho                         

‘54 Steps Minor’ Kata

Gokui                                      

Hidden techniques that are often not taught to the average student

Goshi                                      

Hips or pelvis

Guai shoko                              

Vulnerable striking point found on the back of the fist

Gyaku                                     

Reverse, as in Gyaku-tsuki (reverse punch)

Gyaku-hanmi                           

Reverse half-front-facing position