Ai - Harmony
Ai-gamae - Matching stances.
Aiki - Harmony of Spirit
Aikido - Way of Harmony of Spirit
Aikidoka - Person who practises Aikido
Aiki-Ken - Aikido Sword techniques
Ashi - Leg or Foot
Atemi - Strike
Atemi-waza - Striking techniques.
Barai - Sweep
Bokken - Wooden Sword used in Aikido and Kendo training
Budo - Martial Ways
Chudan - Middle
Chudan-no-kamae - Basic posture
Chudan-uke - Middle block
Dan - Degree ranking for Black Belt
Do - The Way or Path
Dojo - Training Hall or Place of the Way
Dori - Hold or Grasp
Eri Dori - Collar held
Furitsuki - Slashing thrust (Normally with a knife)
Gassho no renshu - Blocking exercise with the hands joined together.
Gedan - Low
Gedan-no-kamae - Low posture
Gedan-uke - Low block
Gi - Aikidogi traditional clothing worn when training
Go - Five
Go-no-sen - Attacking after you have been attacked.
Gyaku - Opposite / Reverse
Gyaku-gamae - Opposite stances.
Hachi - Eight
Hantai - Change
Hara - A point in the lower abdomen.
Hasso - High sword posture
Hidari - Left
Hidari-gamae - Left stance with the left foot forward.
Hiji - Elbow
Hiji waza - Elbow techniques
Hikitate-geiko - Middle level of competition.
Hyaku - One Hundred
Iai-do - Art of Sword Drawing
Ichi - One
Idoryoku - locomotive power; the power of movement.
Irimi - Entering principle
Irimi-nage - Entering throw
Jo - Short staff about 4' long
Jodan - High
Jodan-no-kamae - High posture
Jodan-uke - High block
Jujitsu - Ancient Japanese martial art
Ju-nana-hon waza - 17 basic techniques of Tomiki Aikido.
Jushin - Balance / Center of gravity
Jyu - Ten
Jyu-Ichi - Eleven
Jyu-Ni - Twelve and so on
Kakari-geiko - Lowest level of competition.
Kamae - Stance / Posture
Kansetsu - Joints
Kansetsu-waza - Joint techniques.
Kata - Pre-arranged techniques, Form or Shoulder
Kata-Dori-Men-Uchi - Strike to the head while holding the shoulder
Kata-Dori - Shoulder held
Katate - Single hand
Katate-Dori - One hand held
Keiko-gi - Kit/Uniform
Ken - Sword
Kendo - The way of the Sword
Ki - Spirit or Energy
Kime-waza - Final locking technique
Kiritsu - Stand to attention
Kissaki - Point or Tip of the Sword
Kohai - Junior Student
Kokyu - Blending – Fitting in was a movement
Kokyu-Dosa - Breath Exercise
Kokyu-Nage - Breath Throw
Koryu-no-kata - Pre-arranged traditional techniques in kata form
Koshi - Hips or lower back
Koshi-Nage - Hip Throw
Kotai - Switch/Change
Kote - Wrist also called Tekubi
Kote-Gaeshi - Outer wrist throw – Wrist twist
Ku - Nine
Kyu - Ranking for belts below black belt.
Kuzushi - Break balance.
Kyudo - Japanese Archery
Mae - Forward, front.
Ma-ai - Correct distance
Marui - Circular / Round
Men - Sword cut to the center of the head.
Me-tsuke - Eye contact, one focuses on the opponent's eyes.
Migi - Right
Migi-gamae - Right posture with the right foot forward.
Mochi - Grasp or hold with hands
Morote Dori - One hand held by two hands
Mu-gamae - Without stance.
Mushin - Without emotion
Mune - Chest
Nage - Throw / Technique
Nana-hon nage kuzushi - Kuzushi training exercise comprised of seven throws.
Ni - Two
Ni-Jyu-Ichi - Twenty one
Ni-Jyu-Ni - Twenty two and so on.
Obi - Belt worn over the Gi.
Omote - Front
O-Sensei - Great Teacher (Reference to the Founder)
Otoshi - Drop
Randori - Freeplay
Randori-no-Kata - Basic 17 techniques in the Tomiki system of Aikido
Rei - Bow
Ritsu-rei - Standing Bow
Rokku - Six
Ryo-Kata-Dori - Both shoulders held
Ryote-Dori - Both hands held
San - Three
Seichu-Sen - Center line of one's body
Seiza- Sitting Properly
Sempai - Senior Student
Sen - Initiating an attack slightly before your opponent
Sensei - Teacher
Sensei-ni-rei - Bow to the teacher
Sen-sen-no-sen - Sensing and preparing for your opponent's attack.
Shi - Four
Shiai - Tournament, Competition
Shichi - Seven
Shichihon-no-kuzushi - Balance breaking
Shihan - A master teacher/ teacher of teachers.
Shiho-nage - Four Directional Throw
Shikko - Knee walking
Shime - Lock
Shinkokyu - Deep breathing exercise at the end of practice.
Shite - Defender also called Tori
Shizentai - Natural standing position.
Shomen - Front also called Omote
Shomen ni rei - Bow to the front
Shomen-Uchi - Strike to top of the head
Shotei-awase - Tension exercise
Sode - Sleeve
Suwari-waza - Sitting Techniques from Seiza position
Tachi-waza - Standing techniques.
Tai-sabaki - Evasion of an attack by avoidance.
Taiso - Warm-up calisthenics.
Tandokuo-undo - Foot and hand movements exercises
Tanto - Knife
Te - Hand
Tegatana - Hand blade
Tegatana-awase - Hand blade exercise.
Tekubi - Wrist also know as Kote
Tekubi waza -Wrist techniques.
Tenkan - Absorption principle
Tentai - Hip-turn
Tori - The defender / Person doing the technique.
Tsugi - Thrust
Tsugi-ashi - Sliding feet
Uchi - Hand strike
Uke - Attacker / Person being thrown
Ukemi - Break falls
Uki-waza - Floating or timing techniques.
Ura - Back
Uraken - Back fist
Unsoku - Foot movements (Avoidance) exercises
Ushiro - Backward, behind.
Waza - Technique
Waki-gamae - Low Sword posture
Yoi - Prepare
Yoko - Side
Yokomen - Temple area of the face
Yokomen-uchi - Side strike to the opponent's temple.
Zanshin - Awareness
Za-rei - Sitting bow