Rochford Shotokan Karate Terminology : Training Terms

Parts of the Body


Ashi - Leg

Atama - Head

Empi (Also Hiji) - Elbow

Gedan - Lower level (groin)

Hiza (Also Hitsui) - Knee

Jiku Ashi - Pivot leg

Kaishu - Open hand

Kata - Shoulder

Koshi - Ball of the foot

Sokuto - Outer edge (knife) of the foot

Te - Hand

Teisoku - Bottom of the foot

Tsumasaki - Toe tips

Wan - Arm

Ashikubi - Ankle

Chudan - Mid-level

Ensho - Back of the heel

Heisoku - Top (instep) of the foot

Ippon Ken - Single-point index- finger Fist

Jodan - Head level

Kakato - Heel of the foot

Ken - Fist

Naiwan - Back of Arm

Tate Ken - Vertical Fist

Teisho - Palm heel

Tekubi - Wrist

Ude - Forearm


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