Terminology

As Goju Karate has its origins in Okinawa, Japan, the syllabus is delivered in Japanese.

General

Karate Empty Hand
Sensei Instructor
Dojo Training hall
Gi Uniform
Rei Bow
Kihon Basics
Kata Prearranged form
Kumite Sparring
Hajime Begin
Yamae Stop
Kiai Cry of spirit
Mowote Turn
Kiyage Snap (kicks)
Kime Focus
Yoshi Carry on
Zanshin Awareness

Counting

Ichi One
Ni Two
San Three
Shi Four
Go Five
Roku Six
Sichi Seven
Hachi Eight
Ku Nine
Ju Ten

Kicks

Mae Geri Front kick
Mawashi Geri Round kick
Yoko Geri Side kick
Ushiro Geri Back kick
Ren Geri Combination kick
Ashi Barai Leg sweep

Stances

Heiko Dachi Parallel stance
Zenkutso Dachi Forward leaning stance
Kiba Dachi Horse riding stance
Shiko Dachi Sumo Stance
Sanchin Dachi Pigeon toe stance
Neko Ashi Dachi Cat stance
Kokutso Dachi Back leaning stance

Strikes

Jodan Tsuki Head level punch
Chudan Tsuki Stomach level punch
Ura Uchi Forward back fist
Uraken Side back fist
Tetsui Hammer fist Strike
Shita Tsuki Short punch
Hiji Ate Rising elbow strike
Mawashi Empi Round elbow strike
Shuto Knife hand strike
Nukite Spear hand strike
Morote Tsuki Double punch
Gyaku Tsuki Reverse punch
Haito Ridge hand strike

Blocks

Jodan Age Uke Rising head level block
Uchi Uke Inside hooking block
Soto Uke Outside block
Gedan Berai Downward block
Gedan Uke Groin block
Chugi Uke Double block
Kake Uke Open hand hooking block
Mawashi Uke Open hand round block
Shuto Uke Knife hand block