General Terms

Ai harmony or love

Ki spirit or energy

Do the way or path

Aikido the path to a harmonious spririt

Kiai a shout in which or by which one's energy is focused

Bu war or warfare.

Shi knight or scholar

Bushi warrior

Bushido the way or code of the warrior

Jitsu or jutsu techniques or practices

Budo the martial way

Bujitsu the study of fighting techniques

Samurai from the verb meaning "to serve" The warrior class of feudal Japan.

Hara the lower abdomen. The center of energy &

movement.

Haragei the cultivation of Hara

Tanden the hara

Kotodama meditation on the sounds of Japanese syllables

Zanshin continuity of concentration, alertness, remaining prepared for the next attack Shin mind or heart

Mushin Takemusu Aiki

Musubi Misogi

Shugyo Dojo

Shomen Deshi Sensei O'Sensei

Sempai Kohai

Aikikai

Shihan

Ichi

Shi (& yon in some combinations)

Go Roku

Shichi (& nana in some combinations)

Hachi

Shodan

Yudansha

Keikogi

Hakama Seiza Rei Reigi no mind limitless Aikido, spontaneous manifestation of inifinite technique unification of opposites purification practice as refinement and purification training hall the front of the dojo student, disciple teacher literally, "great teacher". Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, is known to Aikido students as O'Sensei senior student, one who began Aikido before you junior student, one who began Aikido after you

Aikido Foudation. Japanese umbrella organization headed by a descendent of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. master teacher

white belt grades black belt grades the first black belt grade or a holder of it black belt holder(s) practice uniform belt black divided skirt/pants formal kneeling position bow or salutation ettiquette

Dozo please

Onegai Shimasu (final "u" is silent) I request the favor

Domo Arigato Gozaimashita I am very much/humbly obliged to you.

WEAPONS

Jo Bo

Tanto

Ken or tachi edged

Katana

Bokken

Shinai

BODY PARTS

Ashi

Shomen

Yokomen

Kubi

Kata

Hiji

Tekubi

Kokyu

Kote

Tekatana

Mune

Kuchi

Hara

Koshi

PRACTICE TERMS

Keiko Waza Kamae Hanmi

Hidari

Migi

Gedan

Chudan

Jodan

Tsugi-ashi Ayumi-ashi Okuri-ashi Ai hanmi

Gyaku hanmi wooden staff approzimately four feet long wooden staff approzimately six feet long wooden practice knife japanese long sword. Two handed, curved, single the Japanese sword wooden practice sword split bamboo practice sword leg face or head top or front of head side of head eyes neck shoulder elbow hand wrist breath back of the hand little finger edge of the palm, hand blade chest and stomach region trunk mouth lower abdomen lower back practice technique a stance of readiness the oblique, T-stance used in Aikido. Literally

"half-body".

left right lower level of the body middle level of the body. upper level of the body.

shuffle step entry walking step entry transport step entry both partners with their right or left foot forward one partner with left foot forward, the other with right foot forward

Tenkan

Irimi

Tentai

Hantai Uke

Nage

Maai

Kuzushi Kokyu

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