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Faith Fighters Creed

We are the students of the Faith Fighters Martial Arts Academy where GOD is the Supreme Master. Here we learn that Faith, Honor and Respect are the three principles that make a true martial artist. We train our hearts and bodies for a firm spirit. We look upward to GOD for wisdom and strength. We will not engage in physical altercations for we fight by faith.

Little Angel Creed

I’m a Little Angel All so strong Learning each day what’s right and wrong During this class I will find Faith in heart and knowledge in my mine Dressed in black, no black and gold Remember God loves us all.

Japanese Terminology with English Translation

KIHON WAZA - BASIC TECHNIQUES Tsuki - Punch (thrust)

Uchi - Strike

Uke - Block

Geri - Kick

Ashi - Foot or Leg

Chusoku - Ball (middle) of the Foot

Haisho - Backhand

Haisoku - Instep of the Foot

Haito - Inner Knife Hand

Empi - Elbow

Hiraken - Flat Fist

Hiza - Knee

Kakato - Heel

Keiko - Chicken Beak

Koken - Wrist Top

Kote - Forear

Nukite - Spear Hand

Oyayubi Ippon Ken - Thumb Knuckle Fist

Seiken - Forefist (correct fist)

Shotei - Palm Heel

Shuto - Knife Hand

Sokuto - Outside (knife) Edge of the Foot

Sune - Shin

Te - Hand

Teisoku - Arch of the Foot

Tetsui - Hammer Fist

Uraken - Backfist

NERAIDOKORO KOGEKIHOKO - TARGETS & DIRECTIONS

Age - Rising

Ago - Chin or Jaw

Atama - Head

Chudan - Middle Level

Ganmen - Face

Gedan - Lower Level

Hana - Nose

Hara - Abdomen

Hidari - Left

Hizo - Spleen

Jodan - Upper Level

Johanshin - Upper Body

Kahanshin - Lower Body

Kake - Hooked

Kansetsu - Joint (of limb)

Kata - Shoulder

Kintama - (Kin) Groin

Komekami - Temple

Kubi - Neck

Kuchi - Mouth

Mae - Front, Forward

Mawashi - Round, Circular

Me - Eye(s)

Migi - Right

Mimi - Ear(s)

Mizo-ochi - Solar Plexus

Momo - Thigh

Mune - Chest

Naname - Diagonal

Nodo - Throat

Oroshi - Descending

Rokkotsu - Rib(s)

Sakotsu - Collarbone

Sayu - Left and Right

Soto - Outside

Tobi - Jumping

Uchi - Inside

Ude - Arm

Ura - Reverse, Backwards

Ushiro - Back (direction)

Yoko - Side (direction)

DACHI - STANCES

Yoi Dachi - Ready Stance

Fudo Dachi - Immobile Stance

Zenkutsu Dachi - Forward Stance

Kokutsu Dachi - Back Stance

Kiba Dachi - Horse Stance

Uchi Hachiji Dachi - Inside Character "8" Stance

Sanchin Dachi - Three Point Stance

Musubi Dachi - Open Foot (connected) Stance

Neko Ashi Dachi - Cat Stance

Heisoku Dachi - Closed Foot Stance

Heiko Dachi - Parallel Stance

Yonjugodo - Forty-Five Degree

Kiba Dachi - Horseback Stance

Kake Dachi - Hooked Stance

Soto Hachiji Dachi - Outside Character "8" Stance

Shiko Dachi - Sumo Stance

Kumite Dachi - Fighting Stance

Han Mi Dachi - Half Body Stance

Migi Ashi Mae - Right Foot Forward

Hidari Ashi Mae - Left Foot Forward

TSUKI WAZA - PUNCHING TECHNIQUES

Seiken - Forefist

Oi Tsuki - Lunge Punch

Morote Tsuki - Two-Handed Punch

Gyaku Tsuki - Reverse Punch

Tate Tsuki - Vertical Punch

Shita Tsuki - Palm up Punch

UCHI WAZA - STRIKING TECHNIQUES

Seiken - Forefist

Ago Uchi - Chin / Jaw Strike

Furi Ichi - Hook Strike

Tetsui - Hammer Fist

Oroshi Ganmen Uchi - Descending Face Strike

Komekami Uchi - Temple Strike

Hizo Uchi - Spleen Strike

Mae Yoko Uchi - Forward Side Strike

Yoko Uchi - Side Strike

Uraken - Backfist

Ganmen Uchi - Face Strike

Sayu Uchi - Left and Right Strike

Hizo Uchi - Spleen Strike

Oroshi GanmenUchi - Descending Face Strike

Mawashi Uchi - Roundhouse Strike

Nihon Nukite - Two-Fingered Spear Hand

Yonhon Nukite - Four-Fingered Spear Hand

Shotei Uchi - Palm Heel Strike

Shuto - Knife Hand

Sakotsu Uchi - Collarbone Strike

Sakotsu Uchikomi - Collarbone Driving Strike

Hizo Uchi - Spleen Strike

Uchi Uchi - Inside Strike

Hiji Ate - Elbow Strike

Mae Hiji Ate - Forward Elbow Strike

Age Hiji Ate - Rising Elbow Strike

Ushiro Hiji Ate - Backwards Elbow Strike Oroshi Hiji Ate - Descending Elbow Strike

UKE WAZA - BLOCKING TECHNIQUES Jodan Uke - Upper Block

Gedan Barai – Lower Block

Chudan Uchi Uke - Middle Area Inside Block Chudan Soto Uke - Middle Area Outside Block Morote Chudan Uchi Uke - Two-Handed Middle Area Inside Block

Chudan Uchi Uke Gedan Barai - Middle Area Inside Block with Lower Parry

Shuto Uke - Knife Hand Block

Juji Uke - Crossed Block

Kake Uke - Hooked Block

Shotei Uke - Palm Heel Block

Mawashi Uke - Circular Block

Osae Uke - Push-Down Block

GERI WAZA - KICKING TECHNIQUES Hiza Ganmen Geri - Knee Face Kick

Kin Geri - Groin Kick

Mae Geri - Front Kick

Mae Keage - Front Rising Kick

Soto Mawashi Geri - Outside Crescent Kick Uchi Mawashi Geri - Inside Crescent Kick Yoko Keage - Side Rising Kick

Mawashi Geri - Roundhouse Kick

Kansetsu Geri - Joint Kick

Yoko Geri - Side Kick

Ushiro Geri - Back Kick

Mae Kakato Geri - Front Heel Kick

Ago Geri - Chin / Jaw Kick

Tobi Mae Geri - Jumping Front Kick

Ashi Barai - Leg Sweep

KIHON JUTSUGO - BASIC TERMINOLOGY Anza - Relaxed Sitting

Arigato Gozaimasu - Thank You (polite)

Ten-do - The Way of Heaven

Budo - Martial Way

Bunkai - Application (analysis)

Dan - Grade (Black Belt)

Dojo - school or place practice

Dojo Kun - Training Hall Oath

Dogi (Gi) - Karate Uniform (Way clothes)

Fumiashi - Step (with a change of feet)

Goshin Jutsu - Self-Defense Techniques

Gasshukoku - United States

Hajime - Begin

Hanshi - Honorable Master

Hikite - Pulling Hand

Ibuki - Forced Tension Breathing

Idogeiko - Moving Drills

Jisen Kumite - Full-Contact Fighting

Jiyu Kumite - Free Fighting

Kaiten - Rotation

Kamaete - Take Ready Position

Kumite no Kamae - Fighting Posture

Karate - Empty Hand

Kata - Form

Ki - Inner Energy

Kiai - Explosive Scream

Kihon - Basics

Kihon Waza - Basic Techniques

Kime - Focus

Kumite - Fight

Kyokushin - Ultimate Truth

Kyu - Rank (below Black Belt)

Makiwara - Striking Post (straw wrapped)

Mawatte - Turn

Mokuso - Meditation (silent thought)

Mushin - Without Thought (no mind)

Muteki - Invincible (no opponents)

Obi - Belt (sash)

Okuriashi - Shuffle Step (sending foot)

Onegaishimasu - Please (polite)

Osu - Determination (push and endure)

Rei (...ni Rei) - Bow (Bow to...)

Seishin - Spirit

Seiza - Formal Kneeling (correct sitting)

Sempai - Senior (1st & 2nd Dan)

Sensei -Teacher or Instructor (born before)

Shomen - Front (correct face) of the Dojo

Shihan - Expert (5th Dan & higher)

Sosai - President

Tameshiwari - Breaking Test

Tanden - Center of Body (below navel)

Waza - Technique(s)

Yame - Stop

Yoi - Ready

Yudansha - Black Belt Holder

Zanshin - Remain Alert (remaining mind)

NUMBERS Ichi - One

Ni - Two

San - Three

Shi, Yon - Four

Go - Five

Roku - Six

Shichi or Nana - Seven

Hachi - Eight

Ku - Nine

Ju - Ten

San-Ju - Thirty

Yon-Ju-Go - Forty-Five

Hyaku - Hundred

Sen - Thousand

Man - Ten Thousand

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