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Glossary


  • Aiki-j˘ - staff
  • Aiki-ken - sword
  • Arigato gozaimashita - thank you (past tense)
  • Arigato gozaimasu - thank you (present tense)
  • Ayumi-ashi irimi - striding irimi
  • Bokken - wooden sword
  • Dojo - martial art practice area
  • Funakogi und˘ - boat rowing exercise
  • Furutama und˘ - breathing exercise
  • Goky˘ - fifth basic pin
  • Hanmi - basic triangular stance
  • Hanmi-handachi - attacker (uke) standing, defender (nage) sitting
  • Henka-waza - turning one technique into another
  • Happ˘ - eight directions
  • Happ˘-giri - eight directional cutting
  • Happ˘-und˘ - eight directional exercise
  • Ikky˘ - first basic pin
  • Ikky˘-und˘ - basic exercise
  • Irimi - entering principle
  • Irimi-nage - basic throw
  • - short staff
  • J˘-tori - unarmed defense against a j˘
  • Kaeshi - reversal or counter
  • Kaeshi-waza - counter techniques
  • Kaiten - roll, spin
  • Kaiten-nage - basic throw
  • Kata - shoulder
  • Kata-tori - shoulder grab
  • Kata-tori men-uchi - shoulder grab and strike to head
  • Katate-tori - one-handed grab to wrist
  • Ki - universal life force
  • Kiza - mobile seated position (on your toes with knees on the ground)
  • K˘h˘ kaiten - backward roll
  • Kokyű - breath, breathing
  • Kokyű-h˘ - breathing and centering technique
  • Kokyű-nage - breath throw
  • Kote - back of the hand
  • Kote-gaeshi - basic throw
  • Koshi-nage - hip throw
  • Kubi - neck, head
  • Kubi-nage - head throw
  • Mawari - rotation, surroundings
  • Morote-tori - two-handed grab to wrist
  • Musubi - binding, continuous contact
  • Nage - defender (applies aikido technique)
  • Niky˘ - second basic pin
  • Omote - front
  • Onegai shimasu - if you please
  • Randori - freestyle
  • Rei - bow
  • Ry˘te-tori - grabbing both wrists
  • Sankyo - third basic pin
  • Seika-tanden - center of the body
  • Seiza - formal seated position, kneeling
  • Shih˘ - four directions
  • Shih˘-nage - basic throw
  • Sh˘men-uchi - strike to front of head
  • Suwaru - to sit
  • Suwari-waza - seated techniques
  • Tachi - live sword, standing
  • Tachi-tori - defense against a sword
  • Tachi-waza - standing technique
  • Tant˘ - short knife
  • Tenchi-nage - standing throw
  • Tenkai - 180 degree pivot in place
  • Tenkan - 180 degree pivot with tenshin (a step back from one hanmi into its opposite), circular principle
  • Tekubi - wrist
  • Tenshin - a step back from one hanmi into its opposite
  • Tsugi-ashi irmi- sliding irmi
  • Tsuki - punch or thrust
  • Uchi - inner
  • Uke - attacker (receiver of the aikido technique)
  • Ukemi - receiving with the body
  • Ushiro - behind
  • Ushiro kubi-jime - choke hold from behind
  • Ushiro ry˘kata-tori - shoulders grabbed from rear
  • Ushiro ry˘te-tori - wrists grabbed from rear
  • Ushiro ry˘tekubi-tori - same as ushiro ryote-tori
  • Waza - technique
  • Yoko - side
  • Yokomen - side of head
  • Yokomen-uchi - strike to side of head
  • Yonky˘ - fourth basic pin
  • Zenp˘-kaiten - forward roll