Class times

Thursday evenings

 

Juniors: (All levels, aged 7 - 14 yrs approx)

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Adults and Juniors (Green belt and above)

7:15pm - 7:45pm

Adults: (All levels, 15 yrs approx and above, depending on size and experience)

7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Location 
Contact

The Dojo

Ashlyns School

Chesham Road,

Berkhamsted,

HP4 3AH

 

Free parking on site

 

Sensei John Foster

info@ashridgekarate.co.uk

 

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Training Equipment
Numbers
Karate Uniform (Gi)

Chi ishi

Ishi sashi

Kongo ken

Makiwara

Nigiri game

Tan

Lever weighted stone

Stone padlocks

Iron ring

Striking board

Gripping jars

Barbells

Punches (tsuki or zuki)

Ichi

Ni

San

Shi

Go

Roku

Shichi

Hachi

Ku

Ju

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Blocks (uke)

Obi

Uwagi

Zubon

Belt

Top half of Gi

Bottom half of Gi

Black Belt Grades

Shodan

Nidan

Sandan

Yondan

Godan

Rokudan

Nanadan

Hachidan

1st Dan

2nd Dan

3rd Dan

4th Dan

5th Dan

6th Dan

7th Dan

8th Dan

Jodan tsuki

Chudan tsuki

Gedan tsuki

Age tsuki

Choku tsuki

Furi tsuki

Gyaku tsuki

Kizame tsuki

Oi tsuki

Seiken tsuki

Ura tsuki

Punch to the face

Punch to the chest

Punch to the groin

Rising punch

Straight punch

Circular punch

Reverse punch

Jab Punch

Lunge punch

Forefist punch

Close range punch

Jodan uke

Age uke

Chudan uke

Gedan harai-uke

Jodan uke

Hiji uke

Hiki uke

Hiza uke

Ko uke

Shotei barai

Shotei uke

Soto uke

Sukui uke

Tora guchi uke

Upper level block

Rising block

Middle level block

Lower level sweep

Upper level block

Elbow block

Pulling/grasping block

Knee block

Wrist block

Palm heel sweep

Palm heel block

Forearm block (block from outside moving inward to the centre line of the body)

Scooping block

Tiger mouth block (sometimes called Mawashi Uke meaning ‘round block’)

Strikes (Uchi)
Kicking (Geri)

Uraken uchi

Empi uchi

Haito uchi

Hiraken uchi

Ko uchi

Nukite uchi

Shuto uchi

Sokuto uchi

Teisho uchi

Tetsui uchi

Back fist strike

Elbow strike (hiji)

Ridge hand strike

Fore knuckle fist strike

Wrist strike

Spear hand strike

Knife-edge hand strike

Knife-edge foot strike

Palm heel strike

(sometimes called shotei uchi)

Bottom fist strike

Mae geri

Mawashi geri

Yoko geri

Ushiro geri

Hiza geri

Kensetsu geri

Mae ashi geri

Tobi geri

Front kick

Roundhouse kick

Side kick

Back kick

Knee kick

Stamping kick, joint kick

Front leg kick

Jumping kick

Stances (Dachi)
Sparring (Kumite)

Benzoku dachi

Hachiji dachi

Han zenkutsu dachi

Heiko dachi

Heisoku dachi

Kokutsu dachi

Musubi dachi

Neko ashi dachi

Reinoji dachi

Sagiashi dachi

Sanchin dachi

Sesan dachi

Shiko dachi

Zenkutsu dachi

One foot crossed over diagonally

in front of the other, prior to turning

Natural stance

Half forward stance

Parallel stance

Formal attention stance, feet together

Back stance

Formal attention stance, feet turned out

Cat stance

tick stance

Crane leg stance

Hour glass stance

Side facing straddle stance

Box stance

Forward leg stance

Kumite

Ippon kumite

San dan gi

Randori kumite

Yakusoku kumite

Iri kumite

Go kumite

sparring

one step sparring (block and counter)

Basic three step sparring

Slow and soft free style sparring with emphasis on technique

Prearranged sparring

Hard, fast but controlled continuous free style sparring

Full contact sparring

Parts of the body (Tai)

Ashinoyubi

Danchin

Ganchu

Gansei

Hiza

Jinchu

Kinteki

Kindama

Kote

Miken

Mimi

Mikazuki

Nodo

Onaka

Seiken

Shuko

Suige tsu

Ude

Yubi

Toes (Tsumasaki)

Sternum

Below the nipples

Eyeballs

Knee

Region below the nose

Testicles

Groin

Wrist

Bridge of nose

Ears

Jaw

Throat

Stomach

Fist

Back of hand

Solar-plexus

Forearm

Fingers

General Terms

Ashi barai

Budo

Bunkai

Chudan

Dan

Do

Dojo

Dojo kun

Gasshuku

Gedan

Geri

Gi

Go

Go kumite

Goju-Ryu Karate Do

Hai

Hajime

Hara

Heishugata

Hidari

Hiji

Hiza

Hojo undo

Honbu dojo

Ippon kumite

Jodan

Ju

Junbi undo

Kaishugata

Kakie

Kamae

Kamae te

Kanji

Karate

Karate-do

Kata

Keage

Ken

Ki o tsuke

Kiai

Kihon

Kokomi

Koshi

Kumite

Mae

Mawatte

Migi

Mokuso

Muchimi

Obi

Oyo bunkai

 

 

Otagai

Randori

Rei

Sandan gi

Seiken

Seiza

Semete

Shime

Shomen

Shugo

Soto

Suri ashi

Tai

Tai sabaki

Tanden

Te

Tsuki

Uchi

Ude

Ude tanren

Uke

Uke harai

Uraken

Ushiro

Wakari masu ka?

Wakari masu

Wakari masen

Waza

Yakusoku kumite

Yame

Yoi

Yoko

Zanshin

Foot sweep

Martial Way; Martial arts

Study of kata applications and techniques

Middle level

Level

Way; Path

Training place

Dojo rules

Special karate training camp

Lower level

Kick

Dojo uniform (Do-gi)

Hard, unyielding

Hard sparring

Hard/Soft style, empty handed way

Yes

Begin

Stomach

‘Closed Fist’ kata (Sanchin and Tensho)

Left

Elbow

Knee

Supplementary exercises

Head dojo of an organisation

One step (prearranged) sparring

Upper level

Soft, flexible

Warm up exercises

‘Open fist’ kata (Gekisai, Saifa, etc.)

Push hands

Combative posture

Assume stance

Chinese characters

Empty hand

The way of Karate

Forms

Snap action

Fist

Attention (phonetically ‘kee-ut-ski’)

Focusing shout

Basic techniques

Thrust action

Ball of the foot (or Josokutei)

Sparring

Front

Turn around

Right

Silent contemplation, meditation

Heavy, sticky action

Training uniform belt

Study of techniques in kata (similar to Bunkai but including follow-up techniques not shown in kata)

Training partner

Free sparring, relaxed sparring (sometimes called jiyu kumite)

Bow

Three level sparring

Fore fist

Formal sitting position (kneeling on your haunches, feet crossed)

Attacking partner

Sanchin testing

The front

Line up

Outwards

Sliding step

Body

Moving the body to avoid contact

The body´s power centre

Hand

Punch

Strike

Forearm

Forearm conditioning

Block

Blocking exercises

Back fist

Back, rear

Do you understand?

I understand

I don't understand

Techniques

Pre-arranged sparring

Stop

Ready

Side

Awareness