Dewey’s Martial Arts Academy

A dojo for the whole family.

3 Normanskill Boulevard, Delmar, NY
(518) 475-9641
dmaa@albany.twcbc.com

Give your self a gift ! Join our dojo!

For just $25 you get a new gi (uniform) and 3 private lessons to help you get started!

Links for Current students

Japanese terminology

Commands & Phrases

Japanese Pronunciation Kanji English
Arigato Gozaimasu ah-ree-gah-toh goh-zai-mas ?????????? Thank You Very Much
Hajime hah-jee-may ?? Begin
Kiotsuke Kee-oh-skay ???? Attention! Stand up straight!
Matte mah-tay ??? Wait
Mawatte mah-wah-tay ??? Turn Around
Mokuso moh-koo-soh ?? Quiet Meditation
Onegai Shimasu oh-neh-guy-she-mas ?????? Please (Teach Me)
Otagai ni Rei oh-tah-gah-ee nee ray ????? Bow to Each Other
Rei Ray ? Bow with Respect
Sensei ni Rey sen-say nee ray ???? Bow to the Teacher
Shomen ni Rei shoh-men ni ray ???? Bow to the Front
Yame yah-may ?? Stop
Yoi Yoy ?? Ready, Attention

Ranks & Titles

Japanese Pronunciation Kanji English

Karate Ranks

Kyu Kyew ? Ranks below Black Belt
Dan Dahn ? Ranks of Black Belt
Shodan-Ho show-dahn hoe ??? Probationary First Degree Black Belt
Shodan show-dahn ?? First Degree Black Belt
Nidan nee-dahn ?? Second Degree Black Belt
Sandan san-dahn ?? Third Degree Black Belt
Yondan yohn-dahn ?? Fourth Degree Black Belt
Godan go-dahn ?? Fifth Degree Black Belt
Rokudan rohk-oo-dahn ?? Sixth Degree Black Belt
Nanadan nah-nah-dahn ?? Seventh Degree Black Belt
Hachidan hach-ee-dahn ?? Eighth Degree Black Belt
Kudan koo-dahn ?? Ninth Degree Black Belt
Judan joo-dahn ?? Tenth Degree Black Belt
Joshu-Shoban joh-shoo show-ban ???? Junior First Degree Black Belt

Teaching Ranks

Sempai sehm-pie ?? Senior Student
Sensei sehn-say ?? Teacher
Shihan she-han ?? Teacher of Teachers

Miscellaneous Terms

Japanese Pronunciation Kanji English
Bunkai Boon-kai ?? Application of Kata Techniques (lit. picking apart)
Dojo doe-joe ?? Place to Learn the Way
Gi ghee ? Karate Uniform
Hai hi ?? Yes
Hidari hee-dah-ree ? Left
Iya ee-yay ??? No
Kamiza kah-me-zah ?? Seat of Honor, Shrine
Kiai key-eye ?? Spirit Yell
Kihon key-hon ?? Basics
Kumite koo-meh-tay ?? Sparring
Obi oh-bee ? Karate Belt
Migi mee-gee ? Right
Waza wah-zah ? Technique
Yakusoku Kumite yah-k(oo)-soh-koo koo-meh-tay ???? Pre-arranged Sparring

Kazu (Numbers)

Japanese Phonetic Kanji English
Ichi eech ? One
Ni nee ? Two
San san ? Three
Shi (Yon) she ? Four
Go go ? Five
Roku roke ? Six
Shichi (Nana) seech ? Seven
Hachi hach ? Eight
Ku koo ? Nine
Ju joo ? Ten