Rochford Shotokan Karate Terminology : Training Terms

General Terms


Bunkai - Application (interpretation) of kata techniques

Sambon Kumite - Three-step sparring

Jiyyu Ippon Kumite - Semi-free one-step sparring

Hai - Yes

Maai - Distance

Naote - Relax

Ippon Kumite - One-step sparring

Gohon Kumite - Five-step sparring

Jiyyu Kumite - Free sparring

Kiai - Spirit shout/focus of spiritual energy

Mokuso - Meditate

Osu - 'I understand and will try my best.' Also used to show respect and enthusiasm. Embarrassing if used outside of the dojo!


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