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Some Terms We Use in Class

Some Terms We Use in Class

 

  • Gi = training uniform
  • Ous = acceptance and acknowledgement that you have heard the request or instruction from your instructor.
  • Kiai = spirit shout
  • Hajime’ = begin or start.
  • Matae’ = stop
  • Sensei = instructor / head of school
  • Sempai = assistant / junior instructor
  • Rae = bow
  • Sazar = sitting on your knees with your legs folded under you and your heels under your bottom
  • Dojo = training hall
  • Sorji = cleaning in a meditative state.