Terminology

While many modern day Dojo's teach thier students in english, Lion's Heart believes it is important to teach students both the English words and the Japanese translations. This is done for two main reasons.

 

1) When students choose to test for thier black belts, there is a Japanese compentent of the testing. By teaching them in advance, it becomes one less thing to stress about for both the parents and the students.

 

2) We feel it is important to know the Japanese terminilogy because it gives a tie to traditional karate. It allows students to understand the "why?" behind each technique. Teaching in Japanese however does not begin until students are in the intermediate stage of thier training and even than it is gradual learning. 

 

On this page you will find terms not related to techniques or the requirement of each belt. Students will learn the terminology for techniques and requirements in class.