Japanese for taidokas

How to spell and pronounce Japanese words and phrases used in taido

Before and after practice

Seiretsu 整列, Seiza 正座, Mokusoo 黙想, Kaimoku 開黙 / Mokusoo yame 黙想止め, Shoomen ni taishite rei 正面に対して、礼,Tanaka-sensei ni taishite rei 田中先生に対して、礼, Sensei-gata ni taishite rei 先生方に対して、礼, Otagai ni rei お互いに、礼, Onegai shimasu お願いします, Doomo[1] arigatoo gozaimashita どうもありがとうございました, Tate 立て, Yooi 用意, Naotte 直って , Toite 解いて

[1] Note that ”doomo” is not commonly used; ”arigatoo gozaimashita” is sufficient.

Positions of the feet

Tachikata-hattai 立ち方八態

Musubi-dachi 結び立ち[2], Heisoku-dachi 閉足立ち, Kookutsu-dachi  後屈立ち, Eji-dachi  え字立ち, Ryuunen-dachi  竜捻立ち, Fudoo-dachi  不動立ち, Kiba-dachi 騎馬立ち[3], Zenkutsu-dachi  前屈立ち, Maeashi-dachi  前足立ち,Ushiroashi-dachi 後足立ち

[2] Note that ”Musubi-dachi” is not part of ”Tachikata-hattai”.

[3] Note that ”Kiba-dachi”, while practiced in gensei ryu, is not part of taido.

Stances

Kamae 構え

Gedan-gamae 下段構え, Chudan-gamae 中段構え, Jodan-gamae 上段構え

Sen techniques

Sengi 旋技

Senin chokujoo zuki 旋陰直状突き, Sentai chokujoo-zuki 旋体直状突き, Sentai shajoo-geri 旋体斜状蹴り, Sentai kaijoo-geri 旋体回状蹴り, Sentai gyakujoo-geri 旋体逆状蹴り, Sentai tecchu ate 旋体鉄肘当て, Sentai shittoo ate 旋体膝頭当て, Sentai haimen-dori 旋体背面捕り, Sentai harai kuzushi 旋体払い崩し, Sentai tegatana uchi 旋体手刀打ち

Un techniques

Ungi 運技

Untai eji zuki 運体 え字突き, Untai shoomen-geri 運体 正面 蹴り, Untai hien-geri 運体飛燕 蹴り, Untai fujoo-geri 運体伏状 蹴り, Untai gajoo- geri 運体臥状 蹴り, Untai fumi ate 運体踏み当て, Untai zenmen-dori 運体前面捕り, Untai oshi kuzushi 運体押し崩し, Untai gyaku ashi-dori 運体逆足捕り

Hen techniques

Hengi 変技

Hentai ebigeri 変体海老蹴り, Hentai senjoogeri 変体旋状蹴り, Hentai suiheigeri 変体水平 蹴り, Hentai shajoogeri 変体斜状蹴り, Hentai manjigeri 変体卍字蹴り, Hentai gajoogeri 変体臥状蹴り, Hentai kaeshigeri 変体 返し蹴り, Hentai moroashigeri 変体双足蹴り, Hentai kake kuzushi 変体掛け崩し, Hentai nage kuzushi 変体投げ崩し

Nen techniques

Nengi 捻技

Nentai jun ashi-garami 捻体順足絡み, Nentai gyaku ashi-garami 捻体逆足絡み, Nentai jun doo-garami 捻体順胴絡み, Nentai gyaku doo-garami 捻体逆胴絡み, Nentai jun kubi-garami 捻体順首絡み, Nentai gyaku kubi-garami 捻体逆首絡み, Nentai kaeshi-garami 捻体返し絡み, Nentai hangetsu ate 捻体半月当て, Nentai manjigeri 捻体卍字蹴り, Nentai shajoogeri 捻体斜状蹴り

Ten techniques

Tengi 転技

Tentai hai zenten-zuki 転体背前転突き, Tentai hai kooten-geri 転体背後転蹴り,  Tentai ude zenten-zuki 転体腕前転突き, Tentai ude kooten-geri 転体腕後転蹴り, Tentai ude sokuten-zuki 転体腕側転突き, Tentai ude sokuten-geri 転体腕側転蹴り, Tentai chuu zenten-zuki 転体宙前転突き, Tentai chuu kooten-geri 転体宙後転蹴り, Tentai chuu nenten-geri 転体宙捻転蹴り

Unsoku Happoo / Routine of eight footsteps / Footwork in eight steps

Unsoku Happoo 運足八法

Soo-soku 送足, In-soku 引足, Ka-soku 加足, Gen-soku 減足, Koo-soku 交足, Ten-soku 点足, Tsui-soku 追足, Tai-soku 退足


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