Seido Karate

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Shomen Ni Rei
the area above and around the front of our dojo, where a picture of Kaicho hangs. It bears no religious significance
Kaicho
Grandmaaster. Master in the sense of someone who has mastered an art. The Grandmaster of Seido Karate is Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura.
Jun Shihan
Junior Master. This title pertains to 6th degree Black Belts. The Junior Master of Seido Karate is Jun Shihan Mel Ramsey.
Sensei
Teacher. This title pertains to 4th degree Black Belts. There are four Sensei's at the West Side dojo: Senei Chris Vasan, Sensei Gabe Chalumeau, Sensei Steve Bogardus, and Sensei Rhetta Aleong.
Chudon
Middle
Dachi
Stance
Dojo
School
Gedan
Lower
Gi
Uniform
Gyaku
Reverse
Hajime
Begin
Hidari
Left
Ibuki
Deep breathing
Jodan
Upper
Kamaete
Move to stance
Karate
Open/empty hand
Kata
Formal exercise
Kiai
Shout
Kumite
Free fighting
Makuso
Close eyes
Makuso Yame
Open eyes
Mate
Turn
Migi
Right
Morote
Double
Naore
Return to starting position
Ni Rei
Bow
Obi
Belt
Osu
a greeting/yes/I understand
Sanbon
Three times
Soto
Outside
Tsuki
Punch
Uchi
Inside
Uke
Block
Yame
Stop
Yoi
Get ready
Haito
Inner knife hand
Nukite
Spear hand
Seiken
Forefist
Shotei
Palm heel
Shuto
Knife hand
Tettsui
Fist edge
Uraken
Inverted/Back fist
Chusoku:
mawashi geri
mai keage
mai geri
Ball of foot:
roundhouse kick
straight high kick
front kick
Haisoku:
king geri
mawashi geri
Instep:
groin kick
roundhouse kick
Hiza:
hiza geri
Knee:
knee kick
Kakato:
kakato geri
ushiro geri
Heel:
heel kick
back kick
Sokuto:
yoko geri
kansetsu geri
Knife foot:
side kick
joint kick
Ichi
1
Ni
2
San
3
Chi (Yon)
4
Roku
6
Shichi (Nana)
7
Hachi
8
Ku
9
Ju
10
Ni Ju
20
San Ju
30
Yan Ju
40
Go Ju
50
Roku Ju
60
Shichi Ju
70
Hachi Ju
80
Ku Ju
90
Ku Ju Ku
99
Hyaku
100
Ni Haku
200
San Byaku
300
Yon Hyaku
400
Go Hyaku
500
Roppyaku
600
Nana Hyaku
700
Hoppyaku
800
Ku Hyaku
900
Ku Hyaku ku ju ku
999
Sen
1000
Kaicho
Grand Master/Chairman (9th d.BB)
Hanshi
Senior Master (8th d.BB)
Shuseki Shihan
Higher Master (7th d.BB)
Sei Shihan
Master (6th d.BB, 5+)
Jun Shihan
New Master (6th d.BB, 5-)
Seishi
Senior Instructor (5th d.BB, 80+)
Kyoshi
Senior Instructor (5th d.BB)
Sensei
Instructor/Teacher (4th d.BB)
Senpai
Senior (BB)
White
10th kyu
Blue
8th kyu
Yellow
6th kyu
Green
4th kyu
Brown
2nd kyu
Shodan
1st d. BB
Nidan
2nd d. BB
Sandan
3rd d. BB
Yondan
4th d. BB
Go Dan
5th d. BB
Roku Dan
6th d. BB
Shichi Dan
7th d. BB
Hachi Dan
8th d. BB
Ku Dan
9th d. BB
Ju Dan
10th d. BB
Uraken Mawashi Uchi
Roundhouse Inverted Fist Strike
Shuto Hizo Uchi
Knife Hand Strike to Spleen
Shuto Sakotsu Uchi Komi
Driving Knife Hand Strike to Collar Bone
Hiji Mawashi Ate
Roundhouse Elbow Strike
Hiji Age
Rising Elbow
Morote Nukite
Double Spear Hand Strike
Morote Haito
Double Inner Knife Hand Strike
Shita Zuki
Forefist Short Punch
(Kiba Dachi) Jun Zuki
Side Thrust Punch
(Kiba Dachi) Tettsui Uchi Uchi
Hammer Fist Inner Strike
Chudan Uchi Uke - Gedan Barai
Middle Inside Block / Low Block
Kote Uke
Forearm Block
Kake Uke
Circular Downward Forearm Block (Hook Block)
Ushiro Geri
Back Kick
Kansetsu Geri
Joint Kick
Uchi Mawashi Geri
Inside Roundhouse Kick (Inside Crescent Kick)
Soto Mawashi Geri
Outside Roundhouse Kick (Outside Crescent Kick)
ago
jaw
gammen
face
kin
groin
keage
kicks that rise straight up
mae keage
front straight high kick
geri
kicks that thrust or snap
mae geri
front snap kick
kin geri
groin kick
mawashi geri
roundhouse kick
kakiwake uke
double downward circular block
naore
return to beginning stance
gi
uniform
obi
belt
senpai
senior student (3rd dan)
sensei
teacher (4th dan)
kyoshi
advanced teacher (5th dan)
jun shihan
new master (6th dan)
shuseki shihan
chief instructor / master (7th dan)
hanshi
master of masters, teacher of teachers (8th dan)
nidame
successor
kaicho
chairman
seiza
kneeling position
mawate
turn
shinzen
spiritual center of dojo
Dachi
Stance
Dojo
School
Gedan
Lower
Gi
Uniform
Gyaku
Reverse
Hajime
Begin
Hidari
Left
Ibuki
Deep breathing
Jodan
Upper
Kamaete
Move to stance
Karate
Open/empty hand
Kata
Formal exercise
Kiai
Shout
Kumite
Free fighting
Makuso
Close eyes
Makuso Yame
Open eyes
Mate
Turn
Migi
Right
Morote
Double
Naore
Return to starting position
Ni Rei
Bow
Obi
Belt
Osu
a greeting/yes/I understand
Sanbon
Three times
Soto
Outside
Tsuki
Punch
Uchi
Inside
Uke
Block
Yame
Stop
Yoi
Get ready
Hiji
Elbow
Teisoku
Sole of foot
Kaicho
Grand Master/Chairman (9th d.BB)
Hanshi
Senior Master (8th d.BB)
Shuseki Shihan
Higher Master (7th d.BB)
Sei Shihan
Master (6th d.BB, 5+)
Jun Shihan
New Master (6th d.BB, 5-)
Seishi
Senior Instructor (5th d.BB, 80+)
Kyoshi
Senior Instructor (5th d.BB)
Sensei
Instructor/Teacher (4th d.BB)
Senpai
Senior (BB)
White
10th kyu
Adv. White
9th kyu
Blue
8th kyu
Adv. Blue
7th kyu
Yellow
6th kyu
Adv. Yellow
5th kyu
Green
4th kyu
Adv. Green
3rd kyu
Brown
2nd kyu
Adv. Brown
1st kyu
Shodan
1st d. BB
Nidan
2nd d. BB
Sandan
3rd d. BB
Yondan
4th d. BB
Go Dan
5th d. BB
Roku Dan
6th d. BB
Shichi Dan
7th d. BB
Hachi Dan
8th d. BB
Ku Dan
9th d. BB
Ju Dan
10th d. BB
Shomen Ni Rei
the area above and around the front of our dojo, where a picture of Kaicho hangs. It bears no religious significance
Kaicho
Grandmaaster. Master in the sense of someone who has mastered an art. The Grandmaster of Seido Karate is Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura.
Sensei
Teacher. This title pertains to 4th degree Black Belts. There are four Sensei's at the West Side dojo: Senei Chris Vasan, Sensei Gabe Chalumeau, Sensei Steve Bogardus, and Sensei Rhetta Aleong.
Senpai
Refers to a senior in rank. All Black Belts (under 4th degree) should be addressed with this title.
Seido
This is the name o four style of karate. SEI, means truth, honesty, and sincerity. DO, means way of.
Rectangular Patch worn on the front (L) of our gi
SEIDO JUKU. JUKU means special place
Round Patch worn on left sleeve of our gi
The SEIDO emblem. The flower design, with the five petals is Kaicho Nakamura's family emblem. The three circles enclosed inside the petals stand for Love, Obedience, and Respect.
Heisoku Dachi
Closed toe stance
Heiko Dachi
Parallel stance
Musubi Dachi
Open to stance
Kiba Dachi
Horse or Straddle stance
Zenkutsu Dachi
Forward Leaning stance
Shiko Dachi
sumo stance
Sanchin Dachi
three point stance
Kokutsu Dachi
back leaning stance
Nekoashi Dachi
cat stance
Taikyoku
Taking the overview, the large view. Seeing the whole rather than focusing on the individual parts.
Pinan
Peace and harmony. The purpose of this kata is to develop a calm, peaceful mind and harmony between mind and body.
Sanchin
The oldest kata in karate-do. Means "three-points" or "three phases," a reference to the fact that Sanchin seeks to develop three elements at a time:
1.The mind, the body and techniques
2. The internal organs, the blood circulation and the nervous system
3. The three KI located in:
-the top of the head (Tento)
-the diaphragm (Hara)
-the lower abdomen (Tanden)
Gekisai-Dai/Sho
"Dai" here means large and "Sho" means small. Such a labeling is an alternative to using numbers.
"Sai" means fortress or stronghold.
"Geki" means break-down.
Yansu
Keep pure, striving to maintain the purity of your principles and ideals, rather than compromising for the expedient.
Tsuki No Kata
Fortune and luck. The principle is to realize that your fortune tomorrow depends on your effort today.
Saiha
Big wave. Stands for the principle that no matter how large the problem is that faces you, with determination and a strong bushido spirit, you can break through.
Tensho
Rolling hand or fluid hand. Refer to the the "Three Points" mentioned in Sanchin Kata.
Seinchin
Samuri warriors would go on expeditions lasting months or longer. They needed to maintain their strength and spirit over long periods of time. This kata is a long, slow kata with many movements performed from the kiba dacha stance. Often the legs become painfully tired and the importance of maintaining a strong spirit becomes clearly evident.
Bo Kata Chion
Sound knowledge. Sound knowledge of each movement and technique is the first step toward performing a kata properly. Seeking out sound knowledge is the foundation to achieving any goal you have set for yourself.
Koryugojushiho
Literally, 54 steps. The principle is that each step you take is a link to the next step. Your past is linked with your present, your present to your future. In the same way, the modern is inextricably connected with the traditional. It is important to realize that whatever you achieve, it is always as a result of the steps you have taken to get there. You should never forget therefore, or fail to appreciate your parents, teachers and the roots and tradition from which you come.
Kanku
"Rising Sun." "Kan" means good observance and "ku" means universe or air or emptiness. The opening move of the kata is the forming of a triangle above the head. We form the triangle with our hands and we lean back and stare through it toward the universe and the rising sun. The significance is that no matter what problem or dilemma you may face, each day the sun rises anew and the universe is before you. Nothing is so terrible that it affects the basic reality of existence. As long as you are here and the sky and the sun are before you, you are never defeated.
Seiken Jodan Tsuki
Seiken Chudon Tsuki
Seiken Gedan Tsuki
face punch
middle punch
groin punch
Seiken Sanbon Tsuki
Sanbon Morote Tsuki
three times punch
three times double punch
Seiken Jodan Morote Tsuki
Seiken Chudan Morote Tsuki
Seiken Gedan Morote Tsuki
double face punch
double middle punch
double groin punch
Seiken Ago Tsuki
Fore-fist strike to the chin
Seiken Awase Tsuki
combined middle/face punch
Seiken Oi Tsuki
lunge punch
Seiken Gyaku Tsuki
reverse punch
Uraken Shomen Uchi
Inverted fist strike to the face
Uraken Saya Uchi
Inverted fist strike to the side
Shuto Gammen Uchi
knife hand roundhouse strike (to temple)
Shuto Sakotsu Uchi
downward knife hand strike (to collarbone)
Shuto Uchi Uchi
knife hand inner strike (to temple)
Chudan Soto Uke
middle outside block
Chudan Uchi Uke
middle inside block
Gedan Barai
lower block
Jodan Uke
upper block
Kakiwake Uke
double downward circular block
Hiza Geri
knee kick
Kin Geri
groin kick
Mae Geri
front snap kick
Mae Keage
front straight high kick
Mawashi Geri
roundhouse kick
Yoko Keage
side straight high kick
Left Mae Geri
Left front snap kick
Left Seiken Jodan Tsuki
Left face punch
Right Seiken Jodan Tsuki
Right face punch
Right Mawashi Geri
Right roundhouse kick
Re Dachi
Fighting Stance
Osu / Osu Shinobu
Literally, "striving with patience," also as a greeting and response to instructions
Mokuso
Meditate
Yame
Stop
Kohai
Term referring to someone junior in rank
Kiai
Yell of Spirit
Ibuki
Slow, forceful audible breathing with dynamic tension of the abdomen
Hajime
Begin
Kosa
Quickly switch leads in stance
Migi
Right
Hidari
Left
Karate-do
The Way / Path of the Empty Hand
Karate-ka
A student of the Way / Path of the Empty Hand
Seido
Sincere Way
Juku
A Special Place
Ryu
A martial arts organization whose syllabus and traditions are passed downwards to successive generations of students
Honbu
Headquarters
Budo
Literally, "Martial Way," a term that includes all Japanese martial / combative arts
Zazen
Seated Meditation
Kinhin
Walking Meditation
Kata
Literally "form," choreographed martial sequences that are part of the syllabus of a martial system
Taikyoku
Take the Wide View
Pinan
Peace and Harmony
Sanchin
Three Points (mind, body, techniques)
Gek Sai Dai/Sho
Break Down the Fortress (large/small)
Yansu
Keep Pure
Tensho
Rolling Hand
Tsuki-no
Fortune and Good Luck
Saiha
Big Wave
Kumite
Sparring
Yakusoku Kumite
"Promise" or choreographed sparring
Kihon Kumite
Sparring Basics
Tameshiwari
The Practice of Breaking Techniques
Ki (Chinese, Chi)
An organic force or energy that can be felt but not seen
Yin / Yang
The interconnection of opposing energies
Zanshin
Lingering Energy
Hara
For martial artists, the physical and emotional center of the self, in the belly
Ma-ai
Distancing
Tai Sabaki
Skillful body movement
Ashi Sabaki
Footwork
Fumikomi-ashi
Stepping Footwork (change leads)
Okuri-ashi
Shifting/scooting Footwork (no lead change)
Sei Chu Sen
Cover Center Line
Ren Ma
Keep Polishing
Toh Kon
Fighting Spirit
Kokoro
Heart / Mind
Kizuna
Relationships
Shita Tsuki
Short Punch
Tsuki Age
Rising Punch
Kagi Tsuki
Hook Punch
Jun Tsuki
Side Punch
Tate Tsuki/Tate Ken
Vertical Punch
Tettsui
Hammerfist
Toho
Sword Peak Hand
Haishu
Back of Hand
Hirate
Whole Inside of Hand
Kumade
Bear Claw Hand
Keiko
Chicken Beak Hand
Atama
Head
Chudan Uchi Uke/Gedan Barai
Combined Middle Inside & Downward Block
Soete Chudan Uchi Uke
Reinfored Middle Inside Block
Shuto Mawashi Uke
Roundhouse Knifehand Block
Shuto Enke Uke
Circular Knifehand Block
Hiji Yoko Uke
Side Elbow Block
Hirate Ashi Barai
Sweep with Inside of Hand
Juji Uke
Crossed Arm Block
Koken Uke
Wrist Block
Tensho Uke
Rolling Hand Block
Teisoku Uke
Block / Jam Kick with Bottom of Foot
Kakato Geri
Stomp Kick
Kakato Ushiro Keage
Rising Back Heel Kick
Kakato Otoshi Geri
Descending Heel Kick
Kake Geri
Hook Kick
Ushiro Mawashi Geri
Back Spin Kick / Spinning Hook Kick
Tobi Geri
Jumping Kick
Kekomi
Thrusting Action
Hiji Yoko Ate
Side Elbow Strike
Hiji Mawashi Ate
Roundhouse Elbow Strike
Hiji Ushiro Ate
Back Elbow Strike
Hiji Oroshi Ate
Descending Elbow Strike
Hiji Ushiro Age Ate
Back Rising Elbow Strike
Suriashi Dachi
Gliding Stance
Tsuruashi Dachi
Crane Stance
Kake Dachi
Hooked Stance
Garyu Dachi
Crouching Dragon Stance
Kuzure Heiko Dachi
Staggered Parallel Stance
Chusoku Heiko Dachi
Parallel Stance on Balls of Feet
Kata Hiza Dachi
One Knee Stance
Uchi Hachiji Dachi
Toes in Parallel Stance
Sagi Ashi Dachi
One Legged Stance with Instep Pressed to Back of Knee
Shinsei
One palm up, the other down
Gyaku Shinsei
Both palms up or down
Ura Gyaku Shinsei
Both palms down
Omote Gyaku Shinsei
Both palms up
Fudo no kamae
Front end of Bo down/ 45° down to right
Gyaku Fudo no kamae
Front end of Bo up/ 45° down to right
Tachi no kamae
Bo held vertically/45° to right
Koken no kamae
Bo held on wrist & inner forearm/Front end 45° down to right
Shuryo dosa
Circular block with bo
Chion
Sound Knowledge
Fujin
Big Wind / Gale
Sai Kata Ganki-Dai
Good Spirit / Enthusiasm
Ooyo
Jo Application
Suihei No Kamae
Hold Jo Horizontally in front of body
Happo Dosa
Eight Directions
Namegaishi Tate Uchi
Returning Wave Vertical Strike
Sayu Suihei Tsuki
Side Strike with tip of jo
Okuri Tsuki
Pool cue style strike with tip of jo
Namegaishi Yoko Uchi
Returning Wave Side Strike
Koryogojushiho
Traditional 54 Steps
Kanku
Rising Sun (literally Good observance of the Universe)
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