'SHOGUN' TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO

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KARATE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST SELF-DEFENCE ----- THE DOJO KUN - TO STRIVE FOR THE PERFECTION OF CHARACTER - TO DEFEND THE PATHS OF TRUTH - TO FOSTER THE SPIRIT OF EFFORT - TO HONOUR THE PRINCIPLES OF ETIQUETTE - TO GUARD AGAINST IMPETUOUS COURAGE - CHARACTER - SINCERITY - EFFORT - ETIQUETTE - SELF-CONTROL

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JAPANESE  TERMINOLOGY          kara1.gif (13331 bytes)

Front Rising Snap Kick Mae Geri Keage
Front Rising Thrust Kick Mae Geri Kekomi
Stamping Kick Fumikomi
Cutting Kick Fumikiri
Front Knee Kick Hiza Geri
Heel Kick Kakato Geri
Crab Scissors Kanibasami
Gold Kick Kin Geri
Roundhouse Kick Mawashi Geri
Roundhouse Kick with front Leg Kizami Mawashi Geri

Crescent Kick

Mikazuki Geri
Alternate Kicking Ren Geri
Jump Kick Tobi Geri
Double Jump Kick Tobi Nidan Geri
Back Kick Ushiro Geri
Reverse Side Roundhouse Kick Ura Mawashi Geri
Backward Roundhouse Kick Ushiro Mawashi Geri
Side Kick

Yoko Geri

 

OSS

OSS is a phonetic expression, formed from two characters. The first character  'Osu' means to push or control. The second character 'shinobu' has the meaning of "suffer, endure, bear".

The expression OSS itself was created in the Japanese Naval School and is used for everyday expressions such as, I understand, sorry, greeting someone. In the Karate World it is used every time a response is required, it is a word that covers a lot of words, some call it the 'Word of Words'. It is difficult to translate precisely, but you could loosely translate it as 'for what I am about to do or attempt, 'I  will do the best I can, I will give a 100%'.

Again in the world of Karate 'Oss' also tells the sensei his instructions were understood, and the Student will give 100% effort to follow them, it also used in Sparing to acknowledge that an attack is coming.  Oss also expresses confidence and sympathy to the sparring partner, and also expresses respect.

ZEN

Zen is not a religion, it is a 'way of life' a way to live one's life. It is searching for the right way to lead your life.
As there is more to Karate-do than Blocking, Punching, Striking and Kicking, Zen plays an important part in the practice of Traditional Karate.  Zen can be preformed setting, standing or moving. Zen itself is a state of concentration, without aspiration or goal. The practice of Traditional Karate-do is a form of moving Zen, known as 'ugokizen'
The Samurai, the Japanese warrior class, based its 'bushido' on the philosophy of Zen.

You could perhaps link Zen in the practice of Traditional Karate-do to the quote by Funakoshi Gichin.  

"The ultimate aim of Karate-do
lies not in victory or defeat,
but in the perfection of character"

BUSHIDO

The Bushido "Way of the Warrior" the code of the Samurai, honour above all. Justice, courage, courtesy, sincerity and absolute loyalty to the liege lord.
Bushido was influenced by various theories, zen, shintoism and the teachings of confucius. Zen to masters ones personality and reach a state of complete calmness. Shintoism influenced the warlike element. Confucism provided a moral path and taught loyalty. Even one's own death did not matter, defence of honour, name, clan and absolute loyalty.   Out of these three sources a ideology developed which became the bushido.  
Traditional Japanese Karate teaches this moral code, the "Dojo Kun"

Stance - Tachikata    kara1.gif (13331 bytes)

Feet together Stance Heisoku Dachi
Parallel Stance Heiko Dachi
Straddle Stance Kiba Dachi
Forward Stance Zenkutsu Dachi
Back Stance Kokutsu Dachi
T - Stance Tei no ji Dachi
L - Stance Re no ji Dachi
One Leg Stance Kata Ashi Dachi
Cross Leg Stance Kosa Dachi
Cat Stance Neko Dachi
Hour Glass Stance Sanchin Dachi
Immoveable Stance Fudo Dachi
Half Moon Stance Hangetsu Dachi
Reverse Front Stance Gyaku Zenkutsu Dachi
Reverse Back Stance Gyaku Kokutsu Dachi
Hips Square Shomen
Hip of forward Leg in Front Hanmi
Freestyle Stance Jiyu Kamae
Fighting Stance with Focus Kamae

Instructions    kara1.gif (13331 bytes)

Attention-Get ready

Yoi

Stop

Yame

Start-Begin

Hajime

Turn

Mawatte

Get into Position

Kamaete

Attention

Ki o tsuke

Fast - Quickly

Haya ku

Slowly Yukkuri
 

Uke Waza - Blocking     kara1.gif (13331 bytes)

Lower Sweep Gedan Uke
Rising Block Age Uke
Inside of Arm Block Uchi Ude Uke
Outside Inward Block Soto Ude Uke
Sword Hand Block Shuto Uke
Double Arm Block Morote Ude Uke
Vertical Sword Hand Block Shuto Uke Tate
Pressing Block Asae Uke
X  Block Fist Ryo ken Juji Uke
X  Block Open Hand Ryo sho Juji Uke
Push Aside Block (Wedge) Kakiwake Uke
Sweeping Block Harai-Te Uke
Pulling in Block Hiki-Te Uke
Chicken Head Block Keito Uke
Hooking  Block Kake-Te Uke  
Elbow Block Hiji Uke
Leg Block Ashi Uke
Vortex Block Manji Uke
Flowing Block Nagashi Uke
Dropping Block Otoshi Uke
Scooping Block Sukui Uke
Trapping Block Kakae-Te Uke 
 

Te Waza - Hand Techniques         kara1.gif (13331 bytes)

Hand Te
Fist Ken
Fore Fist Seiken
One Knuckle Fist Ippon Ken
Middle Knuckle Fist Nakadaka Ippon Ken
Flat Fist Hiraken 
Back Fist Uraken 
Hammer Fist / Iron Hammer Kentsui / Tettsui
 

Kaisho Waza - Open Hand     kara1.gif (13331 bytes)

Sword Hand Strike Shuto Uchi
Ridge Hand Strike Haito Uchi
One Finger Spear Hand Ippon Nukite
Two Finger Spear Hand Nihon Nukite
Four Finger Spear Hand Shihon Nukite
Back Hand Strike Haishu Uchi
Palm Heel Strike Teisho Uchi
Bear Hand Kumade
Eagle Hand Washide
Sabre Strike Seiryuto Uchi
 

Tsuki Waza - Punching      kara1.gif (13331 bytes) 

Straight Punch Choku Zuki
Lunge Punch Oi Zuki
Reverse Punch Gyaku Zuki
Rising Punch Age Zuki
Jab Punch Kizami Zuki
Combination Punch Awase Zuki
Hook Punch Kagi Zuki
Vertical Punch Tate Zuki
Flowing Punch Nagashi Zuki
Double Fist Punch Morote Zuki
U-Punch Awase Zuki
Wide U-Punch Yama Zuki
Scissors Punch Hasami Zuki
Parallel Punch Haiko  Zuki
 

Ate Waza - Hitting Tec.    kara1.gif (13331 bytes)   

Elbow Hit Hiji Ate / Empi Uchi
Forward Elbow Strike Mae Hiji Ate
Roundhouse Elbow Strike Mawashi Hiji Ate
Downward Elbow Strike Otoshi Hiji Ate
Both Elbows Sweeping Upwards Ryo Hiji Harai Age
Added Hand Forward Elbow Strike Soete Mae Hiji Ate
Added Hand Roundhouse Strike Soete Mawashi Hiji Ate
Added Hand Sideways Elbow Strike Soete Yoko Hiji Ate
Added Hand Backward Elbow Strike Soete Ushiro Hiji Ate
Elbow Strike To The Side Sokumen Hiji Ate
Horizontal Elbow Strike Suihei Hiji Ate
Vertical Elbow Strike Tate Hiji Ate
Backward Elbow Strike Ushiro Hiji Ate
Backward Roundhouse Elbow Strike Ushiro Mawashi Hiji Ate
Sideways Elbow Strike Yoko Hiji Ate

Dojo Kun

One!             To strive for perfection of character
Hitotsu          Jinkaku Kansei ni Tsutomuru Koto
 
One!             To defend the paths of truth
Hitotsu          Makoto No Michi O Mamoru Koto
 
One!             To foster the spirit of effort
Hitotsu          Doryoku No Seishin O Yashinau Koto
 
One!             To honor the principles of etiquette.
Hitotsu          Reigi O Omonzuru Koto
 
One!             To guard against impetuous courage
Hitotsu          Kekki No Yu O Imashimuru Koto       

 

 

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