Ma-ai: The prope distance between nage and uke before
the attack begins.
Nage: The person who practices a technique based on the attack of uke.
Uke: The person
who attacks nage and follows nage's lead into ukemi.
Ukemi: The art of
following and blending in with nage and taking
falls without injury. The primary purpose of
ukemi is to allow nage to practice a technique without
hesitation. 50% of your practice is ukemi.
Warming up exercises at the beginning of class.
Stretching backs at the beginning of practice.
Haishin Undo: The
backstretch at the end of class.
Hanmi: Your stance.
The way you place your feet in relation to your partner's
Ai Hanmi: Both
partners have their right foot forward or both partners
have their left foot forward.
Gyaku Hanmi: One
partner has the right foot forward and the other has the
left foot forward.
Shikko: A method
of walking on your knees and toes as if your ankles were
Tori Fune Undo:
The rowing exercise.
Tai Sabaki: Precise body movements to control uke's attack, while maintaining a balanced posture.
basic movement in which nage rotates 180 degrees
by sliding your back foot around behind you.
basic movement in which nage slides forward or
steps forward. An entering movement.
A basic movement in which nage steps back and
off the line as uke steps in or attacks.
basic movement in which nage turns more than 180
degrees. With enten, the front foot
moves around in contrast to the back foot of the Tenkan.
Turning inside or under uke's arm during an irimi
Turning outside or toward uke during an irimi
Crossing over with the arms. This is often done at the
beginning of shomen uchi shiho nage.
Pasing through after an irimi movement.
Stopping uke's elbow during an attack.
Tai no Henko:
Literaly means turning of the body.
Tai no Tenkan:
Literally means tenkan of the body.