Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu

Aiki – To blend with spirt; Kenpo – Chinese Hand; Jutsu – art, technique, method.

Bokken

Wooden practice sword

Dan

Level 

Geri

Kick

Godan

5th Dan

Gyaku-waza

Reversals, escapes & counters techniques

Hachidan

8th Dan

Hanshi

Third and highest Shihan level instructor title meaning “Model Expert” or “Teacher by Example” also thought of as the Teacher of Teachers.

Iai-jutsu

Sword-drawing 

Judan

10th Dan

Kakie

To seize or grab with the hand. Can be used to mean pushing hands.

Kata

Literally Form or Pattern. A set of movements or In Karate usually a one-person practice, in Ju Jutsu and Swordmanship they are normally two person practices.

Kansetsu/Tuite-waza

Joint manipulation, cavity seizing & limb entanglement.

Kodachi

short sword

Koryukan

Place where the old style is studied. Ko – old; Ryu – stream, style or system; Kan – hall, school or building.

Koryu Uchinadi

Old Style Okinawan Hand

Kotekitai

2-person forearm conditioning drill. 

Kudan

9th Dan

Kumite

Practice fighting/sparing

Kyoshi

Second Shihan level instructor’s title meaning “Teaching Expert”

Muchimi-di

Literally means sticky hands. The concept of staying in contact with your opponent so you can exploit his weaknesses.

Mae Geri

Front Kick

Mae Washi Geri

Roundhouse kick

Mudahsha

Person without a Dan. Someone who is not yet a black belt, or a Kyu grade. Normally there are 10 Kyu grades from White belt (10th Kyu) to Brown belt (1st Kyu).

Nage-waza

Balance displacement - throwing, takedown techniques

Nidan

2nd Dan

Nyumon

To enter the gate, refers to the techniques and practices first taught to beginners.

Renshi

First Shihan Level instructor title meaning “Well Trained or Skilled Expert”

Rokudan

6th Dan

Ryoto

Two swords

Sandan

3rd Dan

Sensei

In martial arts it is an honorific used to address your instructor. It literally means “Born Before” and implies someone who has been travelling on longer and is further along “The Path” than you and is acting as your guide to “The Path” or “The Way”

Shichidan

7th Dan

Shidoin

Instructor who is not yet at the Shihan level.

Shihan

Master Teacher

Shime-waza

Chokes/strangles-air/blood deprivation techniques

Shodan

1st Dan

Tachi

Can mean standing or is a type of long cavalry sword

Tameshigiri

Test cutting, traditionally using straw mats that have been soaked in water for three days.

Tegumi

A term used to describe Okinawan Sumo Wrestling, also used to describe 2-person drills for practicing grappling and trapping skills.

Tsuki

Punch or thrust

Ude Tanren

Arm Conditioning

Uke waza

Techniques for blocking or receiving attacks

Ushiro Geri

back kick

Yamane Ryu Kobudo

Yamane – root of the mountain; Ryu – stream/system; Kobudo – weapons art

Yoko Geri

Sidekick

Yondan

4th Dan

Yudansha

Person with a Dan or a black belt. There are 10 Dans or levels starting at 1st Dan and going up to 10th Dan.