Test Terminology

Term # Term Definition
1 Judo The Gentle Way – Ju=Gentle Do=Way
2 Gi Uniform
3 Obi Belt
4 Dojo Place of Learning
5 Sensei Teacher
6 Rei Bow
7 Seiza Kneeling at Attention
8 Tatami Mat
9 Hajime Begin
10 Matte Stop or Wait
11 Kiai Yell or sound used to gain strength
12 Tori Attacker
13 Uke Receiver of the Attack
14 Shommen Master
15 Ebi Shrimp
16 Uchikomi “Fitting Body in Place” Drill-Practicing Throw Entries
17 Kuzushi Off-Balance
18 Tsukuri Placement of the body for a throw
19 Kake Finish of a throwing technique
20 Ippon Full Point Score
21 Wazari Half-Point Score
22 Yuko Minor Point Score
23 Shido Penalty
24 Hikite Sleeve Grip Hand
25 Tsurite Lapel Grip Hand
26 Osaekomi Pin
27 Toketa Pin is broken
28 O Major or Big
29 Ko Minor or Small
30 Soto Outer
31 Uchi Inner
32 Nage Throw
33 Seoi Back Carry
34 Sonomama Freeze
35 Yoshi Continue
36 Koshi/Goshi Hip
37 Yame Stop or Wait
38 Katame/Gatame Hold or Lock
39 Te Hand
40 Ashi Foot
41 Sore Matte (Made) Final Stop (spoken at the end of a match)
42 Sankaku Triangle
43 Shime/Jime Strangle

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