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7th Kyu Vocabulary

Senior students (age 12 and above) will be tested on these terms before advancing to 7th Kyu (Purple Belt). Junior students (under age 12) should be familiar with these terms.

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Above: a series of correct kamae for training with Bo.

Kamae: (kah-my) Upper body posture.

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kamaete: (kah-my-tay) Command to move into a guard position.

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Suwari or Seiza: (soo-wah-ree or say-zah) Formal sitting position.

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Anza: (ahn-sah) Informal sitting position.

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Correct breakfall technique is very important. Can you identify ways in which this side breakfall differs from AKK teaching?

Dissipation of Force: spreading the force of a blow.

This can be used defensively, to help counter your opponents techniques or the impact from a fall, or offensively, by planning your techniques to land where they will do the most damage.

Itai! Itai! (ee-tie, ee-tie) Stop, it hurts!

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Mahte: (mah-tay) wait or hold your position.

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Sempai: (sem-pie) The main student who has trained the longest with the chief instructor.

In our organization, the title of "Sempai" is accorded to someone who has completed the rank of Joshu-Sho in the assistant instructors program. Their rank is indicated by the black stripe on their belt being turned completely out.


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