NOTIFICATIONS

​Karate In Olympics

August 3, 2016

The IOC ( International Olympic Committee ) has approved Karate to be in the Olympic Games, beginning with the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Summer Camp 2017

The date for 2017 Summer Camp is July 7, 8, 9 in Whistler. ​

2017 Annual Gima Ha Shiai

The 2017 Annual Gima-ha Shiai will be held Saturday May 6 from 8 am - 4 pm at Yorkson Creek Middle School in Walnut Grove, Langley - address is 20686-84 Ave. The Shiai is open to all members and levels.

Karate Terms

Japanese words commonly used in karate. It is good to know these words which will help during the classes.

Seiza (kneel)
Mokuso (meditation/start)
Rei  (ray) (bow)
Yoi (ready position)
Hajime (start)
Kamete (move into stance)
Yame (stop/finish)
Naore (relax)
Osu (oos) (acknowledgement)

Sensei (instructor)
Sempai (senior)
Jodan (head target area)
Chudan (stomach target area)
Geddan (lower target area)

Kicks

Mae geri (front kick)
Yoko geri keage (side snap kick)
Yoko geri kekomi (side thrust kick)
Mawashi geri (roundhouse kick)
Ushiro geri (back kick)
Hiza geri (knee kick)
Fumi Komi (stamping kick)

Punching

Oi zuki (lunge punch)
Gyaku zuki (reverse punch)
Geddan barrai (downward block)
Age uke (rising block)
Soto uke (outside block)
Uchi uke (inside block)
Shuto uke (knife hand block)

Striking/Standing

Shuto uchi (knife hand strike)
Empi uchi (elbow strike)
Uraken uchi (back fist strike)
Haitoko uchi (ridge hand strike)

Zenkutsu dachi (front stance)
Kiba dachi (horse stance)
Kokutsu dachi (back stance)
Neko ashi dachi (cat stance)

Counting

Ichi (one)
Ni (two)
San (three)
Shi (yon) (four)
Go (five)
Roku (six)
Shichi (seven)
Hachi (eight)
Ku (nine)
Ju (ten)