Aikido Terms

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Kihara Aikido Japanese Terminology / Translations / Definitions:

Ki Spirit, Life, Energy
Hara Stomach, Center
Uke Attacker
Tori - Defender
 Ate Strike or Thrust
Shomen Head
Aigamae Harmonious Stance
Gyaku-Gamae Reverse Stance
Gedan Low Level, Lower Posture
Ushiro From Behind, Back, Rear
Oshi - Push
Taoshi Body Drop
Ude Arm
Gaeshi Returning, Reversing. Countering
Hiki Pull, Evade
Hineri Twist
Waki Side
Gatame Control, Locking, Holding
Kote Wrist
Tenkai Heaven & Earth
Shio 4 Directions, 4 Corners, West-East-North-South (Left-Right-Up-Down)
Nage A throw or thrower
Mae Forward
Sumi Corner
Otoshi Drop
Garuma Wrapping
Tai Body


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