View Full Version : Karate terminology for beginners?
06-12-2007, 11:57 PM
Shall we list down some useful karate terminology for beginners?
Osu - The thread below explains quite well. - http://www.kyokushin4life.com/forums/kyokushin-karate/982-secret-osu.html
06-13-2007, 02:22 AM
Just found this recently but it seems quite comprehensive:
Kyokushin Terminology (http://www.uskyokushin.com/terminology.htm)
06-13-2007, 03:01 AM
That is very comprehensive!!!
06-13-2007, 02:38 PM
Here from another source
Connecticut Kyokushin Karate - Terminology (http://www.connkyokushin.com/karate/npo.jsp?pg=join5&tab=Overview)
Karate Terminology (http://www.adnantarsha.com/Terms2.htm)
06-27-2007, 05:34 PM
Awesome resources, thank you. I have a grading exam tomorrow and learning terms is much easier if you know what it means
11-12-2007, 11:55 AM
Are we talking about a white belt beginner? Or 10th kyu, 9th kyu? What?
Because with the first few months (3 or so, till you get 10th Kyu) i don't think they should be worried about terminology, it shouldn't even be a major thing for a 10th Kyu, as they are still learning the basic moves and seeing if they like the style. (Getting told about a grading could scare a white belt, let alone telling them that they have to learn another language >.< )
Saying that though, some people might learn better through words, to know 'Lunge Punch' might help a beginner understand their basic moves.
and all of that is just an opinion.
There are a few words though that a student should know/know the meaning of.
eg. Sensei (or Shihan or the meaning of their instructors title)
The meaning of their Style, dojo.. etc.
03-06-2008, 08:45 PM
the list was very helpful!