Terminology Bushi Kempo Ju-Jitsu
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Students of Bushi Kempo are expected to learn the Japanese names for the various techniques included in the Syllabus. This is important when it comes to grading, as techniques will only be called out in Japanese.

In addition to the names of the various techniques, there are a number of other terms that are commonly used in the Dojo.

These are:

BushiWarrior class of Japan
BushidoWay of the warrior
DojoTraining hall
Joseki2nd most important area of the Dojo ( for the assistant instructors )
Ju JitsuGentle Art of Self Defence
KempoWay of the fist
Rei (Rae)Bow
RandoriFree Practice
SempaiNon-black belt instructor
Sensei Ne ReiBow to Instructor
ShihanMaster Instructor 5th Dan and above
ShimozaThe lowest ranked area of the Dojo
Shomen ( Kamiza )The front and highest point of honour in the Dojo
Tai SabakiEvasion (as from a strike / attack)
Uke ( Uki )Attacker or Assistant
dohmo arigatohThank You
doh itashi mashiteYou're Welcome

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