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Stanford Aikido
Stanford Aikido Club

Aikido
 
Aikido
(Eye-key-doe)
  Ai = Harmony, Ki = Spirit, Do = The Way or Path
 
Aiki Taiso
(Eye-key Tie-sow)
  Aikido Exercises
 
Bokken
(Bow-ken)
  Wooden Sword used in practice
 
Bushido
(Boo-she-doe)
  Warrior's Code. The way of the warrior.
 
Deshi
(Day-she)
  Student, pupil, disciple.
 
Dojo
(Doe-joe)
  Training hall or school.
 
Dori
(Doe-ree)
  Hold
 
Gi
(Ghee)
  Training uniform.
 
Hakama
(Hawk-ah-mah)
  A divided, pant-like skirt.
 
Hanmi
(Hawn-me)
  Triangular stance.
 
Hidari
(Hee-dah-ree)
  Left (direction or side)
 
Hiji
(Hee-jee)
  Elbow
 
Irimi
(Ee-ree-me)
  To enter; entering.
 
Jiyu Waza
(Jee-you Wah-zah)
  Free style techniques/practice.
 
Jo
(Joe)
  Wooden staff. Standard size is 52 inches long.
 
Kata
(Kah-tah)
  Shoulder. Also can mean form— practice of pre-arranged exercises or movements.
 
Katate dori
(Kah-tah-tay Door-eee)
  Wrist grab
 
Keiko
(Kay-koh)
  Practice session; training.
 
Ki
(Key)
  Energy or Spirit—the vital force of the body; Universal Energy
 
 
Ki no Nagare
(Key-noh Nah-gah-ray)
  Flowing energy or movement.
 
Kiai
(Key-eye)
  A piercing scream or cry with practical and psychological value meaning - Meeting of the Spirits.
 
Kokyu
(coke-you)
  Breath power—the coordination of ki flow with breathing.
 
Kokyu Dosa
(coke-you doe-sah)
  A method of off-balancing and pinning your partner with your "ki" instead of with your physical power.
 
Kyu
(Cue)
  Aikido rank. A mudansha or non black belt level.
 
Maai
(Mah-eye)
  Distance between uke and nage; meaning "harmony of space".
 
Migi
(Me-ghee)
  Right (direction)
 
Nage
(Nah-gay)
  The person who throws or is attacked. Throw.
 
Obi
(Oh-bee)
  Belt.
 
 
 
O'Sensei
(Oh sen-say)
  The great teacher. (Morihei Ueshiba)
 
Randori
(Rahn-doe-ree)
  Multiple attack.
 
Rei
(Ray)
  Bow or Salutation.
 
Ryote Dori
(Ree-oh-tay Door-eee)
  Both hands.
 
Sempai
(Sem-pie)
  Senior student.
 
Sensei
(Sen-say)
  Teacher, instructor.
 
Seiza
(Say-zah)
  Formal sitting posture.
 
Shomen
(Show-men)
  Front or top of the head. Altar at the front of the dojo.
 
Suburi
(Sue-boo-ree)
  A single movement using the bokken or jo. This is done as a solo practice.
 
 
 
Suwari Waza
(Sue-wah-ree Wah-zah)
  Seated techniques.
 
Tachi-Dori
(Tah-chee Door-eee)
  Techniques of sword taking.
 
Tai No Henko
(Tie-noh Hen-ko)
  Basic blending exercise of turning or tenkan.
 
Tanto
(Tahn-toe)
  Wooden knife.
 
Tegatana
(Tay-gah-tah-nah)
  Hand blade. Sword edge of the hand.
 
Tenkan
(ten-kahn)
  Turning.
 
Tsuki
(Tski)
  Thrust or punch.
 
Uke
(Ooo-kay)
  The person attacking or being thrown by nage.
 
Ukemi
(Ooo-keh-me)
  The art of falling away from harm.
 
Ushiro
(Ooo-she-row)
  Behind or rear.
 
Yokomen
(Yoh-koh-men)
  Strike to the side of the head.
 
Yudansha
(You-dahn-shah)
  Black belt grade holder.
 
COUNTING TO TEN
Ichi - eee-chee
Ni - knee
San - sahn
Shi - she
Go - goh
Roku- row-koo
Shichi- she-chee
Hachi- hah-chee
Ku - koo
Ju - joo