South Australian Kendo Association

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South Australian Kendo Association

inquiry@kendosa.asn.au

Glossary

Commands

Seiretsu - Line up according to rank

Chakuza - Sit down in seiza (kneeling)

Kiotsuke - Attention (sit up straight, palms on lap)

Mokuso - Meditation (breathe through your nose, hands together with fingers overlapping and thumbs touching)

Shomen-ni - To the front of the dojo

Sensei-ni - To the sensei

Otagai ni - To each other

Rei - Bow

Men-tsuke - Put on men (head protector)

Men-o-tore - Remove men (head protector)

Kamae-te - Assume basic stance

Sonkyo - Squatting position

Osame-to - From sonkyo, returning shinai to the left hand

Hajime - Begin

Yame - Stop

Responses

Onegaishimasu - Please teach me / Please practice with me

Arigatou gozaimashita - Thank you

Numbers

Ichi - One

Ni - Two

San - Three

Shi/Yon - Four

Go - Five

Roku - Six

Shichi/Nana - Seven

Hachi - Eight

Kyu - Nine

Ju – Ten

Suburi Practice Swings

Joge-buri - Straight vertical swings stopping in front at knee level.

Sho-men - Straight vertical swings stopping in front at head level.

Sayu-men - Diagonal swings stopping in front to the right and left side of head level.

Hiraki-ashi - Sayu-men with side-steps turning the body to a 45 degree angle.

Haya-suburi – Rapid sho-men with rapid footwork.

Suburi Practice Swings

Men-uchi - Strike to the head

Kote-uchi - Strike to the forearm

Do-uchi - strike to the chest

Tsuki - strike to the throat

Ashi-sabaki - kendo footwork

Kirikaeshi - Men and sayumen training drill

Motodachi - Practice partner that receives.

Kakarite - Practice partner that strikes.

Uchikomi-geiko - Openings are provided by the motodachi to practice hitting targets

Ji-geiko - Free sparring

Shiai - Competitive match.