AI-HANMI:The partners are facing each other in a mutual stance.
AIKI:Harmonizing of ki.
AIKIKAI:Aikido club or organization.
ATEMI:The use of striking techniques.
BUDO:Any Japanese martial art.
DAN:Black belt rank.
DOJO:A place where martial arts training takes place.
DOSHU:The title of the present leader of Aikido.
DOMO ARIGATO GOZAIMASU:Thank you very much.
GYAKU HANMI:The partners stand in opposite triangular stances.
HANMI:A triangular stance; the basic onęguard position.
HANMI HANDACHI:Nage is in sitting posture and uke attacks from a standing posture.
HAKAMA:Wide skirted pants worn over the gi; typically worn by Yudansha.
HIDARI GAMAE:Left natural posture.
JO TORI:Technique applied against attack with jo.
KATA:1) Series of movements. 2) Shoulder.
KI:Inner energy based on calmness, vital force of the body.
KOKYU-HO:A method of coordinating breath power and body movement to increase
one's ki power.
KOKYU-RYOKU:A breath power emanating from the abdomen.
KYU:Student's grade below black belt rank.
MAAI:The proper distance between uke and nage.
MIGI-GAMAE: Right natural posture.
NAGE:The partner executing the technique.
ONEGAI SHIMASU:Please let us practice. Recited when bowing to Sensei at the opening of practice
and to each practice partner.
OSAE:A pin, a method of holding down
O SENSEI:Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido
SEIZA:Proper sitting. Warrior posture.
SHIKKO:A technique of walking on the knees
SUWARI-WAZA:Techniques done from a sitting position in which uke and nage employ
TACHI:1) A sword. 2) Standing up.
TACHI-TORI:Techniques applied against attacks with a bokken.
TACHI-WAZA:Techniques done with uke and nage standing.
TANTO:A wooden knife.
TANTO-TORI:Techniques applied against knife attacks.
TSUKI:Thrust or punch.
UKE:The partner initiating the attack.
YUDANSHA:Person holding black belt rank.
ZEN:A form of meditation based on a Japanese philosophy
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