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Counting in Japanese

Term

Definition

Aikido Literally, the way of harmony with energy.
Arigato Goziamashita Thank you very much
Atemi Hit or distract
Anza Cross-legged sitting position
Bokken Wooden replica of a samurai sword
Dogi Clothing or uniform worn in Aikido class
Hajime Begin
HANMI HANDACHI RYOTE MOCHI SHIONAGE One kneeling, one standing all direction pin #1
Hijiate Elbow block
Hiriki no yosei Elbow power
HIRIKI NO YOSEI ICHI Elbow power #1
HIRIKI NO YOSEI NI Elbow power #2
Ikkajo First control
Irimi nage Entering throw
Irimi zuki Entering thrust
Jo Wooden staff
KATATE MOCHI HIJIATE KOKYU HAGE ICHI One wrist grasp hitting elbow breath throw #1
KATATE MOCHI HIJIATE KOKYU NAGE ICHI One wrist grasp hitting elbow breath throw #2
KATATE MOCHI NIKAJO OSAE NI One wrist grasp, 2nd control pin #2
KATATE MOCHI NIKAJO OSAE ICHI One wrist grasp, 2nd control pin #1
KATATE MOCHI SHIHO NAGE ICHI One wrist grasp, all direction pin #1
KATATE MOCHI SHIHO NAGE NI One wrist grasp, all direction pin #2
Kakari geiko Group practice
KATATE MOCHI SOKUMEN IRIMI NAGE ICHI One wrist grasp side step in throw #1
KATATE MOCHI SOKUMEN IRIMI NAGE NI One wrist grasp, side step in throw #2
Kamae Basic stance
KIHON DOSA Previous basic movement
KOHO KAITEN UKEMI Backward roll
KOHO UKEMI Back break fall 1 and 2
Kokyu nage Breath throw
Kote gaeshi Reverse hand throw
MIGI/HIDARI HANMI NO KAMAE Basic stance (Kamae) right and left side
MUNE OSHI KOTEGAISHI NI Chest push reverse hand throw #2
Nikajo Second control
Onajiku Other side
Osu A strong positive greeting indicating mutual respect
Rei Bow
REI HO Sitting bow (rei)
RYOTE MOCHI TENCHI HAE ICHI Both wrist grasp heaven and earth throw #1
RYOTE MOCHI TENCHI NAGE ICHI Both wrist grasp heaven & earth throw #1
Sankajo Third control
Seiza Kneeling position
SEIZA HO Correct way of sitting
Sensei Teacher
Sensei ni rei Bow to the teacher
SHIKKO HO Knee walking
Shite The person who performs the technique; the defender
Shite uke kotai Shite and uke change
Shomen ni rei

Bow to the front

SHOMEN UCHI IKAJO OSAE ICHI front strike first control pin #1
SHOMEN UCHI IKKAJO OSAE NI Front strike first control pin #2
SHOMEN UCHI IRIMI NAGE NI Front strike, entering throw #2
SHOMEN UCHI JIYU WAZA Front strike free style
SHOMEN UCHI KOTE GAESHI NI Front strike reverse hand pin #2
SHOMEN UCHI NIKAJO OSAE ICHI Front strike 2nd control pin #1
SHOMEN UCHI SANKAJO OSAE NI Front strike 3rd control pin #2
Shumatsu dosa Fixing movement
SHUMATSU DOSA ICHI Fixing movement #1
SHUMATSU DOSA NI Fixing movement #2
SUWARI WAZA SHOMEN UCHI IKKAJO OSAE ICHI kneeling front strike first control pin #1
Tanto Wooden knife
Tai no henko ichi Cross step in body change
Tai no henko ni 95 degree pivot
Uke The person who receives an Aikido technique and is thereby thrown or pinned; the attacker
Ukemi Break fall
Yame Stop
Yonkajo Fourth control
ZEMPO KAITEN UKEMI Forward roll
   

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Counting in Japanese

English
Japanese
One (1)
Ichi
Two (2)
Ni
Three (3)
San
Four (4)
Shi
Five (5)
Go
Six (6)
Roku
Seven (7)
Shichi
Eight (8)
Hachi
Nine (9)
Kyu
Ten (10)
Ju

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