Blackpool Martial Arts Lessons, School of Karate and Kickboxing. Learn self defence, kickboxing, Karate, Ju Jitsu, Krav Maga and Boxing in the lancashire area.  Lessons for children from 3 years old.
Blackpool Martial Arts School. Children and Adults lessons in Karate and Kickboxing. Get fit today, learning modern martial arts (mma) in Blackpool.Whether your looking for a sports in Blackpool for children or Ju Jitsu, XMA, Thai Boxing, Taekwondo or Kung Fu we are the leadering martial arts club as seen in the Karate Kid. FAQ for lessons at the Blackpool Karate and Kickboxing Club.
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"Konichiwa and welcome to the Blackpool Japanese glossary of Karate terms page.

Watakushi-wa Chika, desu
(My name is Chika). Chika means near in Japanese. I'm going to help you learn some Karate words."
   
   
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Upper Area
   
Kick
Middle Area
   
Stance
Gratitude
   
Stop
Block
   
KARATE LINKS (Please email if these links are no longer working!)
Here are some useful Karate Links that I've found, to have your link added here, please email me.
   

Karate Information. From Wado Ryu Pinan Kata, to how to tie your martial arts suit.

 
www.glynneathkarate.ic24.net/kata.html A great site with diagrams for all the pinan Katas. If you need a memory jog on your Kata. Check out this Karate site.
   
www.stanford.edu/group/kenpo/belt-tie.shtml New to Karate or martial arts, learning how to tie your belt? This page has some simple diagrams and instructions.
   
http://www.usadojo.com/martial-arts-articles/article-folding-your-gi.htm How to fold you suit! It can vary between martial arts club. However, it is helpful to know an appropriate technique.
 
A
Age - Rising

Ai Gamae - Same stance as your opponent

Ai No Te - Same side wrist hold

Ashi Barai - Foot Sweep.

C
Chudan - Below the shoulders / body / torso

D
Dachi - Stance

Doji Ni - At the same time together

Domo Arigato - Thank you very much

Dori - Defense

G

Gedan Barai - Lower block

Geri - Kick "Please note: The verb “to kick” in Japanese is keru. The noun form is keri. The names for kicks end up as geri, because some Japanese sounds change when they are combined with other words or syllables, as in mae geri.... front kick"

Gohonme - Number 5

Goshin Ho - Self defense techniques

Gumite - Sparring

Gyakuzuki - Reverse punch

H
Hajime - Begin

Hidari Hanmi Gamae - Left Fighting Stance

Hiki-te - The retracting (pulling and twisting) arm during a technique. It gives the balance of power to the forward moving technique. It can also be used as a pulling technique after a grab, or a strike backward with the elbow.

I
Ippon Gumite - One step sparring

Ippon Me - Number 1

J

Jodan - Head height

Junzuki - forward punch or lunge punch

K
K
aiten - Spin around

Kamae - Form or Posture or guard

Karate -"Empty Hand". When Karate was first introduced to Japan, it was called "TO-DE". The characters of TODE could be pronounced. However, the meaning of TODE is Chinese Hand.

Karate-do- "The Way of Karate" - which implies not only the physical aspect of Karate, but also the mental and social aspects of Karate.

Karateka - A practitioner of Karate.

Kata - A "form" or prescribed pattern of movement (also "shoulder").

Kekomi - Stamp

Keri - Kick

Kette - to kick

Kihon - basic

Kihon keri - Basic kick

Kihon Uke - basic block

Kumite - Sparring

M
Maegeri - Front kick

Mahanmi - Stance with body facing half forward.

Mawashigeri - Roundhouse kick

Mawatte - Turn

Migi Gamae - Right stance

N
Nagashi Uke- "Sweeping Block".

Naihanchi - Hourglass stance (toes turned inward, knees pushed out)

Naiwan - The inside of the forearm (same side as the little finger)

Nanahonme - Number 7

Naname - -Diagonal

Naname Mae Okrui Ashi - Step forwards diagonally

Naore - At ease stance, heels together toes apart

Neko Ashi Dachi - Cat Stance

Ni - Two

Nidan Geri - Jumping Double kick

Nido - Double technique

Nihonme - Number 2

Nihon Gumite - Two attack basic sparring technique

No Tsukomi - Leaning

O
Okuri Ashi - Front leg slide and back leg follow

Otoshi - bottom of the palm

P
Pinan Godan - Number 5 basic kata

Pinan Nidan - Number 2 basic kata

Pinan Sandan - Number 3 basic kata