Glossary

  • General
  • counting
  • stances
  • blocks
  • hand strikes
  • foot strikes
  • katas
Heishu Katas
JAPANESE ENGLISH
Sanchin
Tensho
3 Battles: Mind, body, spirit
Turning or rotating palm
Meibukan Katas
JAPANESE ENGLISH
Tenchi
Seiryu
Byakko
Shujakku
Genbu
Heaven and earth
Blue dragon
White tiger
Red sparrow / red phoenix / red bird
Black turtle

Due to the ancient text (kanji), translations shown in red italics are interpreted "as close as possible" but may not be exact.

Kaishu Katas
JAPANESE ENGLISH
Geki Sai Ichi
Geki Sai Ni
Saifa
Shi So Chin
San Sei Ryu
Sesan
Seienchin
Sepai
Kururunfa
Suparinpe

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To demolish or destroy one
To demolish or destroy two
Tearing or breaking ground
Battle in four directions
Thirty-six movements
Thirteen movements
Peacefulness
Eighteen movements
Holding ground
108 evils of man