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There are 26 total results for your shotokan karate-do search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

唐手

see styles
Japanese karate / からて
Japanese karate

空手

see styles
Mandarin kōng shǒu / kong1 shou3
Taiwan k`ung shou / kung shou
Japanese sorate / そらて
Chinese empty-handed; unarmed; karate
Japanese (1) karate; (2) empty handed; (surname) Sorate

黒帯

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Japanese kuroobi / くろおび Japanese black belt (judo, karate, etc.)

少林流

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Japanese shourinryuu / shorinryu / しょうりんりゅう
Japanese {MA} (Shorin-ryu) Okinawa school of karate

空手道

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Mandarin kōng shǒu dào / kong1 shou3 dao4
Taiwan k`ung shou tao / kung shou tao
Japanese karatedou / karatedo / からてどう
Chinese karate
Japanese the way of karate; karate

少林寺流

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Japanese shourinjiryuu / shorinjiryu / しょうりんじりゅう
Japanese {MA} (See 少林流) Shorin-ryu; Okinawa school of karate

松濤館流

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Japanese shoutoukanryuu / shotokanryu / しょうとうかんりゅう
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (martial arts term) Shotokan (style of karate)

巻藁

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Japanese makiwara / まきわら Japanese straw post for training sword strikes, karate punches and arrow hits

手刀

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Mandarin shǒu dāo / shou3 dao1
Taiwan shou tao
Japanese tegatana;shutou / tegatana;shuto / てがたな;しゅとう
Chinese hand formed into a flat shape, as for a karate chop
Japanese hand used like a sword in striking

組手

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Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork

裏拳

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Japanese uraken / うらけん Japanese backhand blow; backhand chop; backfist (karate)

足刀

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Japanese sokutou / sokuto / そくとう Japanese {MA} outer edge of the foot (from little toe to heel) (karate)

巻き藁

see styles
Japanese makiwara / まきわら Japanese straw post for training sword strikes, karate punches and arrow hits

空手家

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Japanese karateka / からてか Japanese karate practitioner

空手着

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Japanese karategi / からてぎ Japanese {MA} karate gi; karate uniform

組み手

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Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork

肘当て

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Japanese hijiate / ひじあて Japanese (1) (detachable) elbow rest; arm rest; elbow pad; (2) (martial arts term) elbow strike (karate)

肘打ち

see styles
Japanese hijiuchi / ひじうち Japanese {MA} elbow strike (karate)

ひじ当て

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Japanese hijiate / ひじあて Japanese (1) (detachable) elbow rest; arm rest; elbow pad; (2) (martial arts term) elbow strike (karate)

猿臂打ち

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Japanese enpiuchi / えんぴうち Japanese {MA} elbow strike (karate)

空手の型

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Japanese karatenokata / からてのかた Japanese kata (in karate)

巻藁;巻き藁

see styles
Japanese makiwara / まきわら Japanese straw post for training sword strikes, karate punches and arrow hits

組み手;組手

see styles
Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) {sumo} beltwork

松濤館流(oK)

see styles
Japanese shoutoukanryuu / shotokanryu / しょうとうかんりゅう Japanese {MA} Shotokan (style of karate)

空手(P);唐手

see styles
Japanese karate / からて Japanese (1) karate; (2) (空手 only) empty handed

肘当て;ひじ当て

see styles
Japanese hijiate / ひじあて Japanese (1) (detachable) elbow rest; arm rest; elbow pad; (2) {MA} elbow strike (karate)
This page contains 26 results for "shotokan karate-do" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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