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Stances
TermKanjiDescription
Heiko Dachi併行立ちParallel Stance
Heisoku Dachi閉足立ちFeet together stance
Hiza Dachi膝立ちKnee Stance. Kneeling with one knee up
Kiba Dachi騎馬立ちHorse Riding Stance
Kosa Dachi交叉立ちCrossed Stance (feet are crossed)
Musubi Dachi結立ちClosed Stance, heels are together feet make a V shape
Nekoashi Dachi猫足立ちCat foot stance
Sanchin Dachi三戦立ちShort stance where the front foot is slightly turned inward
Shiko Dachi四股立ちSquare Stance
Shizen Dachi自然立ちA type of short front stance
Tsuru Dachi鶴立ちCrane Stance. Standing on one foot.
Zenkutsu Dachi前屈立ちForward Leaning Stance - Long front stance

Striking Techniques
TermKanjiDescription
Dokuyubi Uchi毒指打ちPoison Finger Strike
Zento Ate前頭当てFront Headbutt Strike

Kicking Techniques
TermKanjiDescription
Furi Geri振蹴りSwinging Kick
Goshi Geri越し蹴りCross-body Kick
Mae Geri前蹴りFront Kick
Oyubi Geri大指蹴りToe Kick - Kicking with the big toe
Ushiro Geri後ろ蹴りBack/Behind Kick
Wangetsu Geri彎月蹴りCrescent Kick
Yoko Geri横蹴りSide Kick

Blocking Techniques
TermKanjiDescription
Gedan Uke下段受けLow level block

Technical Terms
TermKanjiDescription
Bunkai分解Disection, to break a kata apart move by move for analysis
Chikai近いClose/Near ie: Chikai Nekoashi Dachi
Irimi入り身The act of entering straight into a technique
Keage蹴上げKick up - Snapping kick - Angular kick - knee to target
Kekomi蹴込みKicking - Thrusting - Non angular/direct kick
Kunren訓練Training Drills/Exercises
Nagai長いLong/Lengthy ie: Nagai Nekoashi Dachi
Oyo応用Application - How movements in a kata work. To apply
Tenkan転換180 degree pivot behind from the lead foot
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