|What you need to know... |
During your training as beginner everything will be explained to you in a straight-forward, easy-to-understand manner. As you progress there are quite a few japanese words that you'll begin to hear that are instructions as to what to do. Other miscellaneous words and phrases are used to describe certain things. It is a good idea to get used to these word as phrases as quickly as possible. In time they will allow you to instantly grasp what your instructor is asking of you without the need for explanation.
Ki-ai: Spirit focus/a focusing yell
Kime: Decision/ focus
Yoh-i: Get ready"
Yasume: Rest, Relax
Mokusoh: Quiet meditation
Dojo [doh-joh]: The place where you train
Dojo kun: Dojo precepts
Seiza: Proper sitting/ kneeling
Sensei: Principle class instructor/Master/Teacher
Sempai: Senior student
Gi (gee - pronounc. like 'Me'): White training uniform