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Parts of the Body - Nidan and above

Updated: Feb 11

As Nidan candidates, you have additional vocabulary that you should know. Listed here is a variety of extra Japanese terminology to learn on top of the existing list.



Japanese terminology

English terminology

ippon ken

one-knuckle fist

nakadaka ippon ken

middle-knuckle fist

oyayubi ippon ken

thumb knuckle fist

shuto

knife hand

haito

ridge hand

hiraken

foreknuckle fist

washide

eagle beak

kumade

bear paw

seiryuto

ox jaw

keito

chicken head

shihon nukite

four-finger spear hand

nihon nukite

two-finger spear hand

ippon nukite

one-finger spear hand

uraken

back of the fist

gaiwan

outer arm

naiwan

inner arm

tetsui

bottom fist (vertical movement)

kentsui

bottom fist (horizontal movement)

haishu

backhand / back of the hand


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