List of Key Aikido Terminology, Words & Commands
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List of Key Aikido Terminology, Words & Commands - Section supported by Aikido books
Here are some of the key words, terms and commands used in Aikido. This martial arts style uses Japanese words and commands. In addition, you will find the Japanese name for individual techniques in the main Aikido Techniques section.
To learn how to count in Japanese for Aikido, please visit the Aikido Numbers page.
Terms & Commands used in Aikido
- Attacker or Person receiving the technique from the Tori - Uke
- Attention - Keiotsuke
- Backward - Ushiro
- Begin or Start - Hajime
- Block - Uke
- Blocking Techniques - Uke Waza
- Body Movement - Tai Sabaki
- Bow - Rei
- Chest - Mune
- Corner Throw - Sumi Nage
- Counter Techniques - Kaeshi Waza
- Defender or Person applying the technique to the attacker (Uke) - Tori
- Dislocation Techniques - Kansetsu Waza
- Entering Throw - Irimi Nage
- Form or Pattern - Kata (Aikido Katas)
- Hand - Te
- Hip Throw - Koshi Nage
- Kick - Geri or Keri
- Knee Walking - Shikko
- Knife (Wooden) - Tanto
- Martial Arts School - Dojo
- No - Iie
- Opposite (i.e. Opposite Hand) - Hantai
- Pinning Techniques - Katame Waza
- Please - Dozo
- Punch - Tsuki or Zuki
- Sit Down - Suwatte
- Stop - Yame
- Staff (Wooden) - Jo (short staff) or Bo (long staff)
- Stance - Daichi
- Striking Techniques - Uchi Waza
- Sword (Wooden) - Bokken
- Teacher/Instructor - Sensei
- Throwing Techniques - Nage Waza
- Turn Around - Mawatte
- Thank You (Formal) - Domo Arigato
- Thank You (Informal) - Domo
- Uniform - Gi
- Uniform Pants - Hakama
- Wrist - Kote
- Wrist Turn-Out - Kote Gaeshi
- Yes - Hai (Hi)
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