Basic Terminology



Basic Terminology

Karate-do Empty hand-way The count  
Sensei Teacher Ichi One
Dojo Training hall Ni Two
Gi Training suit San Three
Obi Belt Shi Four
Rea Bow Go Five
Oss To push ahead Roku Six
Kime Focus Shichi Seven
Jodan Upper level Hachi Eight
Chudan Middle level Kyu Nine
Gedan Lower level Ju Ten
Waza Punching techniques    
Hidari  Left Migi Right
Yame Stop Hajime Begin
Mokusoh Quiet thought Mawate Turn
Uraken Back fist strike Kime Focus
Oi-zuki Stepping punch Kihon  Basics
Age-uke Rising block Kumite Sparring
Soto-uke Outside block  Kata Forms
Ude-barai Forearm sweep Uchi-uke Inside block
Gedan-barai Downwards sweeping block Gyaku-zuki Reverse punch
Uke waza Blocking techniques Nagashi-uke Sweeping block
Shuto-uke Knife hand block Tsukami-uke Grasping block
Keri waza
Kicking techniques Uchi waza Striking techniques
Mae-geri Front snap kick Empi-uchi Elbow strike
Yoko-geri keage Side snap kick Shuto-uchi Knife hand strike
Yoko-geri kekomi Side thrust kick Haito-uchi Ridge hand strike
Mawashi-geri Roundhouse kick Nukite Spear hand strike
Ushiro-geri Reverse thrust kick Mika-zuki-geri Cresent kick
Sanbon kumite Three step sparring    
Gohon kumite Five step sparring    
Kihon ippon kumite One step sparring    
Jyu ippon kumite Semi-free one attack sparring    
Jyu kumite Freestyle sparring    


On-Line Club Lessons

No Changes implemented
^^Monday 6th July.^^

***Please do not reply to any zoom invitations or cancellations. Just join in with the lessons as advertised below!***
Planned weekly lessons for the duration.

In choosing the lessons to attend  please remember that at the dojo we split into grade groups. We obviously cant do this Online. Hence try to choose the lessons appropriate to your grade. eg white, orange and red belts need single basic techniques, whilst yellow to 4th Kyu need basic combinations and the brown and black belts need advanced work. If in doubt please contact me by telephone.


Any club members that do not know how to gain access please contact me by tele or email.

It is hoped that each lesson will be recorded and put on the club's Youtube channell. 

Please check back to this page frequently for any changes to the lesson programme and also other information.

Younger Children (In particular White, Orange and Red belts)
Sign in from 18.20 for 18.30 start. End 19.00.
Adults and older children (in particular, Yellow and above)
Sign in from 19.05 for 19.10 start. End 20.15.

Younger Children (In particular, White, Orange and Red)
Sign in from 18.20 for 18.30 start. End 19.00.
Adults and older children (10th to 4th Kyu inc)
sign in from 19.05 for 19.10 start. End 20.00.
Adults (3rd Kyu and above)
sign in from 20.05 for 20.10 start. End 21.15.

Thursday morning: "Dads Army"
Guests welcome.
Sign in from 10.00 for a 10.10 start. End 11.10.

Children (white, orange and red belts).
sign in from 18.20 for 18.30 start. End 19.00
Children and adults (7th to 4th Kyu).
sign in from 19.05 for 19.10 start. End 20.00.
Adults and older children
(Lesson intended for 3rd Kyu and above)

sign in 20.05 for 20.10 start. End 21.15.

Saturday (General class, but not suitable for younger children)
sign in 10.00 for 10.10 start. End 11.10




Instructional videos for the forced temporary closure

All Portchester and ESKC-Fair Oak, Karate Club Members.

I have tried to contact all members regarding the setting up of on line instructional videos on "youtube". If you have not received an email telling you how to access the first "test" video, then please contact me by email:
To provide continuity and easy understanding the club instructors have made these videos.

Temporary Club Closure

The Portchester Karate Club is temporarily closed. At the moment this is for a four week period. This may be extended.

For further information please email:

Further information

For the Portchester Karate Club and clubs in other areas or different training times, please email or telephone 07713284430.

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