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武道辞典

Budō Jiten − Martial Arts Dictionary

This dictionary is the result of my personal research to develop a martial arts vocabulary based on the living traditions of Ti, as taught by my teacher Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō at the Shinjinbukan School. Unauthorized reproduction, translation into other languages or sale of these materials constitutes a copyright violation.

Written by Jimmy Mora

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上受け       扬受

あげうけ

age uke

Glossary Category:  Okinawa Karate Dō/Techniques

Lit. Raising block.  See aji uki

あご

ago

Glossary Category:  Okinawa Karate Dō/Anatomy

Lit. Jaw.

上受け       扬受

あじうけ

aji uke

Glossary Category:  Okinawa Karate Dō/Techniques

Lit. Raising block.  See aji uki

上受き       扬受

あじうき

aji uki

Glossary Category:  Okinawa Karate Dō/Techniques

Lit. Raising block.  Aji Uki is an upward motion of the arm used to create an opening.  It is disguised as a high block, always used in combination with Tenshin (movement) and other techniques.  In practical terms there are no blocks in Karate. 

安定

あんてい

antei

Glossary Category:  Shinjinbukan/System

Lit. Stability, equilibrium.
See
kyūshin , chūshin , enshin

有り難い

ありがたい

arigatai

Glossary Category:  Nihongo/Basics

Lit. Grateful, appreciated. 

有り難う

ありがとう

arigatō  (alt. arigatou, arigatoo, arigato)

Glossary Category:  Nihongo/Basics

Lit. Thanks (informal use).  See arigatō gozaimashita

有り難うございます

ありがとうございます

arigatō gozaimasu  (alt. arigatou gozaimasu, arigatoo gozaimasu, arigato gozaimasu)

Glossary Category:  Nihongo/Basics

Lit. Thank you (semi-formal use).  See arigatō gozaimashita

有り難うございました

ありがとうございました

arigatō gozaimashita  (alt. arigatou gozaimashita, arigatoo gozaimashita, arigato gozaimashita)

Glossary Category:  Nihongo/Basics , Budō/General Terms , Shinjinbukan/Philosophy

Lit. Thank you very much (formal use).  In a traditional Dōjō it is used towards teachers, seniors and on social occasions.  In the Shinjinbukan School at the beginning and end of each class the words “arigatō gozaimashita” are spoken out loud by all the students while bowing to the teacher.  Next they are spoken a second time while bowing towards each other.  The implied meaning is "thank you for teaching me".
See dōmo arigatō gozaimashita

あし

ashi (1)

Glossary Category:  Okinawa Karate Dō/Anatomy

Lit. Leg. 

   

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あし

ashi (2)

Glossary Category:  Okinawa Karate Dō/Anatomy

Lit. Foot.  It is also used to describe Karate stances.

足交代

あしこうたい

ashi kōtai   (alt. ashi koutai, ashi kotai)

Glossary Category:  Okinawa Karate Dō/Commands

Lit. Feet Alternation.   It is used as a command to switch sides during a drill or exercise. 
See kōtai (2) , ushiro no ten , mae no ten

泡盛

あわもり

awamori

Glossary Category:  Uchinā/Culture

A very strong rice wine typical of Okinawa.  There is a tradition in Okinawan Karate regarding the proper etiquette of drinking awamori.  Shinjinbukan is one of the last Dojos in Okinawa that still follows this custom.

   

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