Ronin Dragon Karate

Tradition, Honor, Respect, Discipline, Courage, Integrity

Terminology of the Ronin Dragon Karate System

  • Titles:
    • Kyu (級) - Underbelt level
    • Dan (段) - Rank/Level
    • Sempai (先輩) - Lead black belt
    • Sensei (先生) - Teacher
    • Renshi (練士) - Polished teacher
    • Shihan (師範) - Head Instructor
    • Kancho (館長) - Head of House
  • Common Words:
    • Dojo (道場) - A Place of study or learning (school)
    • Karate do (空手道) - The way of empty hand
    • Rei (礼) - Bow/A respectful motion to show humility and loyalty
    • Dento (伝統) - Tradition
    • Meiyo (名誉) - Honor
    • Sonkei (尊敬) - Respect
    • Kiritsu (規律) - Discipline
    • Yuki (勇気) - Courage
    • Seigo-Se (整合性) - Integrity
    • Gi (着) - Student uniform
    • Obi (帯) - Karate Belt
    • Kata (型) - A specific set of movements formed into a routine
    • Bunkai (分解) - Application of the technique
    • Waza - Self defense technique
    • Kumite (組手) - Sparring is a controlled fight with safety gear
    • Kiai (気合) - Spirited shout/yell
    • Hara (腹) - Abdomen/The part that connects your naval to your tail bone
    • Osu (雄) - Expression of respect
  • Commands:
    • Shugo (集合) - Line up
    • Yoi (用意) - Attention
    • Mokuso (黙想) - Meditate/Silent thoughts
    • Hajime (始め) - Begin
    • Yame (やめ) - Stop/Relax
    • Seiza (正座) - Kneeling position
    • Mawatte (回って) - Turn around/switch
    • Shomen ni rei - Bow to previous instructors
    • Sensei ni rei -Bow to sensei
    • Otagai ni rei - Bow to opponent
  • Counting:
    • Ichi (一) - One
    • Ni (二) - Two
    • San (三) - Three
    • Shi (四) - Four
    • Go (五) - Five
    • Roku (六) - Six
    • Shichi (六) - Seven
    • Hachi (八) - Eight
    • Kyū/Ku (九) - Nine
    • Jū (十) - Ten
  • Stances:
    • Dachi - Stance
    • Kame - Fighting position
    • Zenkutsu Dachi - Front stance
    • Kiba Dachi - Horse stance
    • Kokutsu Dachi - Back stance
    • Neko Ashi Dachi - Cat stance
    • Heisoku Dachi - Feet together
    • Musubi Dachi - Feet in "V" shape
    • Kosa Dachi - Crossing legs
  • Blocks:
    • Uke - Block
    • Ukero - To receive
    • Age Uke - Up block
    • Gedan Barai - Lower sweep/down block
    • Soto Uke - Inside block
    • Uchi Uke - Outside block
    • Shuto Uke - Knife block
    • Morote Uke - Assisted/Supported block
    • Jodan Juji Uke - Upward X block
    • Gedan Juji Uke - Lower X block
    • Osae Uke - Flat arm block
    • Kosa Uke - Cross block
    • Kakiwake Uke - Wedge block
    • Hiji Uke - Elbow block
    • Manji Uke - Upward and lower block
  • Strikes:
    • Tsuki - Punch
    • Uchi - Strike
    • Choko Tsuki - Centered punch
    • Oi Tsuki - Front hand/lunge punch
    • Gyaku Tsuki - Back hand/reverse punch
    • Ura Tsuki - Uppercut
    • Mawashi Tsuki - Hook punch
    • Yama Tsuki - U punch
    • Uraken Uchi - Back knuckle
    • Testsui Uchi - Hammer strike
    • Shuto Uchi - Front chop
    • Heito Uchi - Ridge hand strike
    • Nukite Uchi - Spear hand strike
    • Mae Empi Uchi - Front elbow strike
    • Mawashi Empi Uchi - Roundhouse elbow strike
    • Yoko Empi Uchi - Side elbow strike
    • Tate Empi Uchi - Upward elbow strike
    • Otoshi Empi Uchi - Dropping elbow strike
  • Kicks:
    • Geri - Kick
    • Mae Geri - Front kick
    • Yoko Geri - Side kick
    • Mawashi Geri - Roundhouse kick
    • Mawashi Ushiro Geri - Back leg roundhouse kick
    • Mikazuki Uchi Geri - Outside crescent kick
    • Mikazuki Geri - Inside crescent kick
    • Ashi Barai - Foot sweep
    • Ura Mawashi Geri - Hook kick
    • Ushiro Geri - Back kick
    • Kakato Geri - Axe kick
    • Hiza Geri - Knee strike
    • Nami Ashi - Wave leg

Ronin Dragon Karate
2142 Shadow Wood Dr.
Lehi, UT 84043