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Ka                                                      

Karate practicioner

Kachi                                                  

Winner in a tournament

Kaeshi waza                                        

Counter technique

Kagato                                                

Heel of the foot

Kagi (tsuki)                                         

Hook, (punch)

Kagi uke                                             

Hooking block

Kaiten                                                 

Rotation, or spinning actions

Kaiten nage                                         

Cicular throw

Kakato                                                

Heel of the foot

Kakato fumikomi                                 

Stomping heel kick

Kakato geri                                         

Heel kick

Kake dachi                                          

Hook stance

Kake geri                                            

Hook kick

Kakewake uke                                    

Reverse wedge block

Kakiwake                                           

Two handed block, helping you control the attacker if he grabs you      

Kaku tsuki                                           

Square punch

Kakushi waza                                      

Hidden techniques

Kamae                                                

Combative stance

Kan                                                     

School, as in ‘Shotokan’

Kancho                                               

A title for Head Instructor

Kanku Dai                                           

‘To view the sky Major’

Kanku Sho                                          

‘To view the sky minor’

Kara                                                   

‘Empty’

Karada                                                

Body

Karate                                                 

Empty hand

Karate-Do                                          

The way of the empty hand

Karateka                                             

A student of karate

Katawa guruma                                   

Half-wheel throw

Kawa                                                  

Side

Kizami                                                

To jab

Kizami tsuki                                        

Jab punch

Keage                                                 

Snap, as in snapping kick

Keage geri                                           

Snapping kick

Keiko                                                  

Chicken beak hand position

Keiko ken uchi                                    

Phoenix eye fist strike

Keiko ken tsuki                                   

Forefinger knuckle punch

Keimyaku iho                                        

The study of pressure points

Keito                                                   

Chicken head strike

Kekomi                                               

Thrust

Ken                                                     

Fist

Ken no sen                                          

Seizing the initiative earlier

Kensetsu geri                                       

Stamping kick

Keri                                                    

Kick

Ki                                                       

The energy of the universe

Kiai                                                     

Spirit meeting – a loud yell from the bottom of your lungs, not from your throat

Kiarasoi                                              

Fighting spirit

Kiba dachi                                           

Horse straddle stance

Kihon                                                  

Basics, the fundamentals of the art

Kihon ippon kumite                             

Basic one-step sparring

Kihon kata                                          

Basic forms

Kime                                                   

The moment where all elements of your technique come together to make as much

power as possible

Kizami geri, tsuki                                 

Front leading limb kick, punch

Kokutsu dachi                                     

Back stance

Kyokyu                                               

The power of breathing

Kosa (dachi, uke)                                

Crossed legged stance and crossed block

Koshi                                                  

Hip area

Koshi no Kaiten                                  

Hip rotation

Koshi sabake                                      

Hip movement

Kyu                                                     

Beginners and lower grades in karate