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Learn Judo Words, Commands, Numbers & Terminology
Here are many of the key words, terms and commands used in Judo. This martial arts style utilizes Japanese words and commands. To learn how to count in Japanese (for Judo stretches, etc.), visit the Judo Numbers page.
For the Japanese names of specific techniques (i.e. Hip Wheel Throw), please visit the main Judo Techniques section.
For other martial arts words & commands, please visit the main Martial Arts Terminology section.
Judo Terms & Commands - English to Japanese
- The person performing the technique - Tori
- Attention - Keiotsuke
- Begin - Hajime
- Belt - Obi
- Bow - Rei
- Break Your Fall - Ukemi
- Carry On (continue the contest) - Yoshi
- Collar of Uniform - Eri
- Counter Techniques - Kaeshi Waza
- The person on the receiving end of a technique - Uke
- Evasion - Sukasu
- Foot Techniques - Ashi Waza
- Form or Pattern - Kata
- Free Exercise/Sparring - Randori
- Give Up - Maitta
- Grappling Techniques - Katame Waza
- Ground Techniques - Ne Waza
- Hand Techniques - Te Waza
- Hip Techniques - Koshi Waza
- Joint Locks - Kansetsu Waza
- Kneeling Bow - Zarei
- Martial Arts School - Dojo
- Practice/Training Mat - Tatami
- Sacrifice Techniques - Sutemi Waza
- School (Judo) - Dojo
- Shoulder Throw - Seoi-Nage
- Start - Hajime
- Stop - Matte
- Sweeping Techniques - Harau
- Teacher/Instructor - Sensei
- Techniques - For the Japanese names of most Judo techniques (i.e. specific throws), please visit the main Judo Techniques section.
- Unbalancing An Opponent - Kuzushi
- Uniform - Judogi
- Warning - Keikoku
Judo Terms & Commands - Japanese to English
- Ashi Waza - Foot Techniques
- Dojo - School (Judo)
- Eri - Collar of Uniform
- Hajime - Begin/Start
- Harau - Sweeping Techniques
- Judogi - Uniform
- Kaeshi Waza - Counter Techniques
- Kansetsu Waza - Joint Locks
- Kata - Form or Pattern
- Katame Waza - Grappling Techniques
- Keikoku - Warning
- Keiotsuke - Attention
- Koshi Waza - Hip Techniques
- Kuzushi - Unbalancing An Opponent
- Matte - Stop
- Maitta - Give Up
- Ne Waza - Ground Techniques
- Obi - Belt
- Randori - Free Exercise/Sparring
- Rei - Bow
- Sensei - Teacher/Instructor
- Seoi-Nage - Shoulder Throw
- Sukasu - Evasion
- Sutemi Waza - Sacrifice Techniques
- Tatami - Practice/Training Mat
- Te Waza - Hand Techniques
- Tori - The person performing the technique
- Uke - The person on the receiving end of a technique
- Ukemi - Break Your Fall
- Yoshi - Carry On (continue the contest)
- Zara - Kneeling Bow
Members - If you add a Judo term or command, please add the English/Japanese equivalent to both columns. Thanks.
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