STANCES

Musubi Dachi  結び立 moo-soo-bee dah-chee  Heels together / toes turned out 45º / for bowing

Shizentai  自然体 shee-zen-tie Natural Position / feet shoulder width

Kiba Dachi 騎馬立 kee-bah Horse Stance

Zenkutsu Dachi  前屈立 zen-koot-soo Front Stance

Kokutsu Dachi 後屈立 koh-koot-soo Back Stance

Fudo Dachi  不動立 foo-doh Rooted Stance / (also called Sochin Dachi 壯鎭立)

Shiko Dachi  四股立 shee-koh Boat Stance / like Kiba Dachi but with toes out at 45º

Heisoku Dachi  閉足立 hay-so-koo Feet together / heels and toes touching

Kosa Dachi  交差立 koh-sa Crossed Feet Stance

Reinoji Dachi  レの字立 ray-noh-jee “L” Stance / see katas Kanku Dai and Sho

Tsuru Ashi Dachi  鶴足立 soo-roo ah-shee Crane Stance / see kata Gankaku

Sanchin Dachi  三戦立 sahn-chin Hourglass Stance (inner-pressure)

Hangetsu Dachi  半月立 hahn-get-soo Half Moon Stance (inner pressure)

Neko Ashi Dachi  猫足立 nay-koh ah-shee Cat Stance (inner-pressure)

PUNCHES

Oi Zuki 追突 oy zoo-kee Step-in Punch

Choku Zuki  直突 choh-koo zoo-kee Straight Punch

Kizami Zuki  刻み突 kee-zah-mee zoo-kee Jab Punch

Gyaku Zuki  逆突 gee-ah-koo zoo-kee Reverse Punch

Age Zuki  上げ突 ah-geh zoo-kee Rising Punch

Uraken Uchi  裏拳 oo-rah-ken Back Fist Strike

Nukite 貫手 noo-key-teh Spear-Hand Strike

Empi Uchi  猿臂打 em-pee oo-chee Elbow Strike

Shuto  手刀 shoo-toh Knife-Hand Strike

Haito  背刀 hai-toh Ridge-Hand Strike

Tettsui  鉄槌 teht-soo-ee Hammer-Fist Strike

BLOCKS

Gedan Barai  下段払い geh-dahn bah-rye Downward Block

Age Uke  上げ受 ah-gay oo-keh Rising Block

Soto Uke  外受 soh-toh oo-keh Outside Block

Uchi Uke  内受 oo-chee oo-keh Inside Block

Shuto Uke  手刀受 shoo-to oo-keh Knife Hand Block

Morote Uke  諸手受 moh-roh-teh oo-keh Augmented block

Jyuuji Uke  十字受 jyoo-jee oo-keh Cross Block

KICKS

Mae Geri  前蹴り蹴上げ my gay-ree Front Kick

Mawashi Geri  回し蹴り mah-wah-shee geh-ree Round House Kick

Yoko Keage  横蹴り蹴上げ yoh-koh kay-ah-geh Side Snap Kick

Yoko Kekomi  横蹴り蹴込み yoh-koh kay-koh-mee Side Thrust Kick

Ushiro Geri  後ろ蹴り ew-shee-roh geh-ree Back Thrust Kick

Mikazuki Geri  三日月蹴 mee-kah-zoo-kee geh-ree Crescent Kick