Kicking Techniques (Geri Waza)

Front Kick

Mae Geri

Front Snap Kick (upward with ball)

Mae Geri Keage

Front Thrust Kick (outward with heel)

Mae Geri Kekomi

Side Kick

Yoko Geri

Side Snap Kick (side of foot, straight out)

Yoko Geri Keage

Side Thrust Kick (side/heel, thigh turned over)

Yoko Geri Kekomi

Back Kick

Ushiro Geri

Roundhouse Kick

Mawashi Geri

Crescent Kick

Mikazuki Geri

Reverse Crescent Kick

Gyaku Mikazuke Geri

Knee Kick

Hisa Geri, Hittsui Geri

Hook Kick

Kake Geri

Stomping Kick

Fumikomi Geri

Flying Side Kick

Yoko Tobi Geri

Flying Front Kick

Mae Tobi Geri

Punches (Zuki/Tsuki)

Note: The force of a punch is transmitted in a straight line to the target.

Lunge Punch

Seiken Zuki, Choku Zuki, Oi Zuki

Reverse Punch

Gyaku Zuki

Vertical Fist Punch

Tate Zuki

Roundhouse Punch, usually aimed at temple

Mawashi Zuki

Hook Punch (Taezu #3)

Kagi Zuki

Upper Cut

Ura Zuku

Double Punch (vertical face/groin)

Yama Zuki

Double Punch (horizontal):

Ren Zuki, Morote Zuki

Palm Heel Straight Punch

Teisho Zuki

Spear Hand performed palm down, up or vertically

Yonhon Nukite

Two finger spearhand palm up or down

Nihon Nukite

One finger spearhand performed vertically

Ippon Nukite

Strikes (Uchi)

Note: The force of a strike is exerted laterally using a snapping motion of first the elbow, then the hand.

Four extended knuckle strike (Taezu #3)

Hiraken, Hanuchi Ken

Bottom fist performed as downward or sideward strike

Tettsui Uchi

Back knuckle open hand performed as downward or sideward strike

Haishu Uchi

Open hand strike with bottom edge

Shuto Uchi

Elbow strike forward, side, up, or backwards

Empi Uchi

Double Palm Heel Strike

Morote Shotei Uchi

Bear Hand Strike

Kumade Uchi

Ridge Hand Strike

Haito Uchi, Koko Zuki

Rising back fist palm down to chin (GoPei Sho)

Uraken Uchi

Numbers / Counting Rankings - Levels/Degrees (Kyus/Dans)

1

Ich

 

6

Roku

 

Hachikyu

8th Level

White Belt

 

Nikyu

2nd Level

Brown Belt

2

Ni

 

7

Shichi

 

Shichikyu

7th Level

Yellow Belt

 

Ikkyu

1st Level

Brown Belt

3

San

 

8

Hachi

 

Rokkyu

6th Level

Green Belt

 

Shodan

1st Degree

Black Belt

4

Yo/Shi

 

9

Ku

 

Gokyu

5th Level

Blue Belt

 

Nidan

2nd Degree

Black Belt

5

Go

 

10

Ju

 

Yonkyu

4th Level

Purple Belt

 

Sandan

3rd Degree

Black Belt

           

Sankyu

3rd Level

Brown Belt

 

Yodan

4th Degree

Black Belt

                   

Godan

5th Degree

Black Belt

 


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