Karate Referee Terms

This will help you learn the terms used in refereeing at Karate tournaments
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Shomen ni Rei
Bow to the front
Otagai ni Rei
Bow to each other
Shobu Hajime
Start the match
Yame
Stop
Moto no Ichi
Original Position
Atoshi Baraku
10 seconds left
Tsuzukete
Resume fighting (unauthorized interruption)
Tsuzukete Hajime
Resume fighting - begin
Shugo
Judges called
Hantei
Decision
Hikiwake
Draw
Torimasen
Remove last point or penalty
Aka no Kachi
Red wins
Ao no Kachi
Blue wins
Chukoku
Warning
Keikoku
2nd Warning
Hansoku Chui
Warning of Disqualification
Hansoku
Disqualification
Jogai
out of bounds
Shikkaku
Disqualification "leave the area"
Kiken
Forfeit
Mubobi
Self-endangerment
Aka, chudan-zuki, yuko
red, punch to the body, one point
Ao, chudan-zuki, yuko
blue, punch to the body, one point
Aka, jodan-zuki, yuko
red, punch to the head, one point
Ao, jodan-zuki, yuko
blue, punch to the head, one point
Aka, chudan-geri, waza-ari
red, kick to the chest, two points
Ao, chudan-geri, waza-ari
blue, kick to the chest, two points
Aka, jodan-geri, ippon
red, kick to the head, three points
Ao, jodan-geri, ippon
blue, kick to the head, three points
Aka, chudan-zuki, ippon
red, punch to the chest, three points (punch to a downed opponent)
Ao, chudan-zuki, ippon
blue, punch to the chest, three points (punch to a downed opponent)
Aka, jodan-zuki, ippon
red, punch to the head, three points (punch to a downed opponent)
Ao, jodan-zuki, ippon
blue, punch to the head, three points (punch to a downed opponent)
Aka
red
Ao
blue
chudan-zuki
punch to the chest
jodan-zuki
punch to the head
chudan-geri
kick to the body
jodan-geri
kick to the head
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