Bushido

Code of conduct for Samurai

 

Chakuza

Sit down

 

Do

1) Belly, usually right side 2) The way

 

Dojo

Practice hall

 

Hai

Yes

 

Hajime

Start

 

Hakama

Trouser-like garment

 

Keiko

Training, Practice

 

Kendo GI

Upper garment for Kendo practice

 

Kiai

Reflection of Ki (energy) expressed in loud voice (Kakegoe)

 

Kirikaeshi

Exercise of alternately hitting left and right Men

 

Kote

Forearm, usually right side

 

Men

Head

 

Mokuso

Sit quietly to meditate

 

Rei

1) Bow 2) Respect

 

Seiza

Sit properly

 

Sensei

Teacher

 

Shinai

Bamboo stick representing a Katana

 

Shomen

1) Top of the head 2) Upper part of the Dojo

 

Tare

A Kendo armor that protects the lower abdomen and thighs

 

Yame

Stop

 

 

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