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94 Cards in this Set

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Ipponme – Mae
Front - First Kata
Nihonme - Ushiro
Behind - Second Kata
Sanbonme - Ukenagashi
Receive and deflect - Third Kata
Yonhonme - Tsaka-ate
Hilt strike - Fourth Kata
Gohonme - Kesa giri
Priet's robe cut - Fifth Kata
Ropponme - Morotezuki
Two-handed thrust - Sixth Kata
Nanahonme - sanpo giri
Three directional cuts - Seventh Kata
Hachihonme - Ganmen-ate
Face strike - Eighth Kata
Kyuhonme – Soete Zuki
Joined hands thrust - Ninth Kata
Jupponme - Shiho giri
Four directional cuts - Tenth Kata
Juipponme - Sou giri
Complete cuts - Eleventh Kata
Junihonme - Nukiuchi
Sticking closely - Twelfth Kata
Ichi
one
Ni
two
San
three
Shi
four
Go
five
Roku
six
Shechi
seven
Hachi
eight
Kyuu
nine
Juu
ten
Mo ichi do
Do it again
Chakuza
Sit in a seiza or tata hiza
Hajime
Begin
Yame
Stop
Nukitsuke
Initial drawing cut
Yoko giri
Horizontal cut
Makko
Vertical strike (head to abdomen)
Men
Cut to the forehead
Furi kaburi
Swinging sword overhead in preparation for a cut
Saya biki
Pulling the saya behind you to stabilize a cut or to facilitate noto
Saya banare
The snapping action of the sword leaving the saya during nukisuke
Te no uchi
Proper grip and control of the sword
Hikki giri
Cut that slices as you step away from opponent
Chiburi
Snapping the blade to clean it
O-chiburi
Overhead swing of blade to clean it (literally, large or great chiburi)
Ko-chiburi
Sideways snap of blade to clean it
Noto
Resheathing
Ashi-sabaki
Footwork
Tachi waza
Standing techniques
Okuri-ashi
Front foot moves first if moving forward, rear foot moves first if backing up
Tsugi-ashi
The back foot steps up close to the front foot, then the front foot moves forward
Ayumi-ashi
Crossing step. Normal walking
Hiraki-ashi
Diagonal or opening step to side
Maai
Distance from yourself to your opponent
Issoku itto no maai
Distance of “one step, one cut”
To no maai
Great distance
Chika no maai
Close distance
Metsuke
Directing your gaze or focus
Saho
Etiquette
Reiho
Way of bowing
Ritsu re
standing bow
Za re
Sitting bow (from seiza)
To re
Bow to the sword
Sage to
Standing position with the sheathed sword held in the left hand
Tei to
Holding the sword on the left hip
Tai to
Insertion of sword into obi
Dat to
Removal of sword from obi
Enzan no metsuke
All encompassing gaze (literally: Looking at a distant mountain)
Seme
Projecting your ki strongly at your opponent
Zanshin
Maintaining a state of alertness or awareness
Mushin
The unselfconscious mind
Saya no uchi
The ability to stop violence before it can happen (literally: Sword never leaves the saya)
Chudan no kamae
sword at navel, tip toward opponents throat.
Gedan no kamae
Sword at navel, tip slightly down
Jodan no kamae
hands above forehead, sword slightly back from vertical
Hasso no kamae
hands to right of head, sword slightly back from vertical and slightly out to side
Waki gamae
body turned slightly to right, sword down below obi facing back with edge down
Ze retz
Line up
Joza nie
face front, move sword in front of body to right side. Edge down.
Re
bow
Sensei nie
face the Sensei
Onogei shimasu
let us practice
Tsuka
hilt
Kashira
pommel
Tsukagashira
pommel
Menuki
hilt ornament
Mekugi
retaining peg
Tsuba
guard
Fuchi or Fuchi gane
retaining band
Habaki
collar
Ji
Lower surface
Shinogi
ridge line
Shinogi ji
upper surface
Ha
edge
Mune or mine
back
Mono uchi
main cutting area
Kissaki
point
Koi guchi
opening
Kurikata
cord holder
Saya
scabbard
Sageo
Cord
Kojiri
end of saya