Hanshisei
Senior leader to Model Instructors, to be modeled after.
Exemplary Illustrious.
Hanshisei obi
Okinawa Shorin-ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi-ryu karate & kobudo
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Hanshi
Senior leader to Model Instructors, to be modeled after.
Exemplary Illustrious.
Hanshi obi
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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu

Karate-Kobudo


Kyoshi
Master, Teaching instructor [teacher of teachers].
Eminent Instructor; Master Instructor.
Kyoshi obi
Japanese
Pronunciation
English
 rei
ray
 zero
 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
 ju ichi
 joo eech
 eleven
 ju ni
 joo nee
 twelve
 ju san
 joo san
 thirteen
 ju shi
 joo she
 fourteen
 ju go
 joo go
 fifteen
 ju roku
 joo roke
 sixteen
 ju shichi
 joo seech
 seventeen
 ju hachi
 joo hach
 eighteen
 ju ku
 joo koo
 nineteen
 ni ju
 nee joo
 twenty
 san ju
 san joo
 thirty
 shi ju
 she joo
 forty
 go ju
 go joo
 fifty
Japanese
Pronunciation
English
 arigato gozaimasu
 ah-ree-gah-toh goh-zai-mas
 thank you very much
 do itashimas'te
 doh-ee-tash-ee ma-she-tay
 you're welcome
 hajime
 hah-jee-may
 begin
 kawate
 kah-wah-tay
 on guard
 kime
 ke-mee
 focusing technique
 kiotsuke
 kee-oh-skay
 stand up straight!
 konbon wa
 cone-bon wah
 good evening
 konnichi wa
 cone-ichi-ee wah
 good afternoon
 koshi o ireru
 ko-she o ee-re-roo
 "putting in the hip"
 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
 oh-tah-gah-ee nee
 toward each other
 otagai ni rei
 oh-tah-gah-ee nee ray
 bow to each other
 otagai ni taishi
 oh-tah-gah-ee nee ta(i)-sh(e)
 face each other
 rei
 ray
 bow with respect
 sensei ni rei
 sen-say nee ray
 bow to the teacher
 sensei ni taishi
 sen-say nee ta(i)-sh(e)
 face the teacher
 shomen ni rei
 shoh-men nee ray
 bow to the front
 shomen ni taishi
 shoh-men nee ta(i)-sh(e)
 face the front
 shugo
 shoo-go
 line up, gather together
 wakarimasen
 wah-car-ee-mah-sin
 I do not understand
 wakarimasu
 wah-car-ee-mas
 I understand
 wakarimasu ka ?
 wah-car-ee-mas kah
 do you understand ?
 yame
 yah-may
 stop
 yoi
 yoy
 ready, attention
Japanese Words We Use
Japanese
Pronunciation
English
 atemi
 ah-teh-me
 strike (often to distract)
 barai
 bah-rye
 sweep
 bunkai
 boon-keye
 application of kata techniques
 bushido
 boo-she-doh
 the way of the warrior
 dai ichi
 die-eech
 The first
 deshi
 deh-she
 student, pupil
 dojo
 doe-joe
 place to learn the way
 dogi (gi)
 doe-ghee  (ghee)
 karate uniforn
 hai
 hi
 yes
 hidari
 hee-dah-ree
 left
 hojo undo
 hoe-joe oon-doe
 supplementary exercises
 ido
 ee-doe
 moving, with movement
 iya
 ee-yay
 no
 jiyu kumite
 jee-yu koo-meh-tay
 freestyle sparring
 junbi undo
 joon-bee oon-doe
 warmup exercises
 karateka
 kah-rah-tay-kah
 karate student
 kiai
 key-eye
 spirit yell
 kihon
 key-hon
 basics
 kiso tanren
 key-soh tan-ren
 foundation drill conditioning
 kokyu ho
 koh-kyu how
 breathing methods
 kotekitae
 koh-teh-key-tay
 arm pounding
 kumite
 koo-meh-tay
 sparring
 obi
 oh-bee
 belt
 makiwara
 mah-kee-wah-rah
 striking board
 migi
 mee-gee
 right
 seiza
 say-za
 formal sitting on knees
 shiai
 she-eye
 sparring match
 sonoba
 soh-no-bah
 in place, not moving
 waza
 wah-zah
 technique
 yakusoku kumite
 yah-k(oo)-soh-koo koo-meh-tay
 pre-arranged sparring
Osensei
Revered teacher, Greatest Teachers, Highly regarded or respected teacher
Soke
Head of family or lineage
Kaicho
President (of a society)
Kancho
Head of dojo
Shihan
Chief instructor, teacher of teachers.
Shihandai
Assistant shihan
Sensei
Teacher
Yudansha
Black belt grades
Senpai
Senior Student & / or Teachers Assistant [meaning Senior to yourself].


Hanshi
Senior leader to Model Instructors, to be modeled after.
Exemplary Illustrious.
Hanshi obi
Kyoshi
Master, Teaching instructor [teacher of teachers].
Eminent Instructor; Master Instructor.
Kyoshi obi
Renshi
Senior Expert, Professional, Training instructor.
Highly trained; High Attainment
Renshi obi
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Hanshisei
Senior leader to Model Instructors, to be modeled after.
Exemplary Illustrious.
Hanshisei obi
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Japanese Words We Use
Osensei
Revered teacher, Greatest Teachers, Highly regarded or respected teacher
Soke
Head of family or lineage
Kaicho
President  (of a society)
Kancho
Head of dojo
Shihan
Chief instructor, teacher of teachers.
Shihandai
Assistant shihan
Sensei
Teacher
Yudansha
Black belt grades
Senpai
Senior Student & / or Teachers Assistant [meaning Senior to yourself].


Titles Commonly Used
Okinawa Teaching Licences
Renshi
Senior Expert, Professional, Training instructor.
Highly trained; High Attainment
Renshi obi
Japanese
Pronunciation
English
 rei
 ray
 zero
 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
 ju ichi
 joo eech
 eleven
 ju ni
 joo nee
 twelve
 ju san
 joo san
 thirteen
 ju shi
 joo she
 fourteen
 ju go
 joo go
 fifteen
 ju roku
 joo roke
 sixteen
 ju shichi
 joo seech
 seventeen
 ju hachi
 joo hach
 eighteen
 ju ku
 joo koo
 nineteen
 ni ju
 nee joo
 twenty
 san ju
 san joo
 thirty
 shi ju
 she joo
 forty
 go ju
 go joo
 fifty
 Numbers
 Commands & phrases
Japanese
Pronunciation
English
 arigato gozaimasu
 ah-ree-gah-toh goh-zai-mas
 thank you very much
 do itashimas'te
 doh-ee-tash-ee ma-she-tay
 you're welcome
 hajime
 hah-jee-may
 begin
 kawate
 kah-wah-tay
 on guard
 kime
 ke-mee
 focusing technique
 kiotsuke
 kee-oh-skay
 stand up straight!
 konbon wa
 cone-bon wah
 good evening
 konnichi wa
 cone-ichi-ee wah
 good afternoon
 koshi o ireru
 ko-she o ee-re-roo
 "putting in the hip"
 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
 oh-tah-gah-ee nee
 toward each other
 otagai ni rei
 oh-tah-gah-ee nee ray
 bow to each other
 otagai ni taishi
 oh-tah-gah-ee nee ta(i)-sh(e)
 face each other
 rei
 ray
 bow with respect
 sensei ni rei
 sen-say nee ray
 bow to the teacher
 sensei ni taishi
 sen-say nee ta(i)-sh(e)
 face the teacher
 shomen ni rei
 shoh-men nee ray
 bow to the front
 shomen ni taishi
 shoh-men nee ta(i)-sh(e)
 face the front
 shugo
 shoo-go
 line up, gather together
 wakarimasen
 wah-car-ee-mah-sin
 I do not understand
 wakarimasu
 wah-car-ee-mas
 I understand
 wakarimasu ka ?
 wah-car-ee-mas kah
 do you understand ?
 yame
 yah-may
 stop
 yoi
 yoy
 ready, attention
 Other Words
Japanese
Pronunciation
English
 atemi
 ah-teh-me
 strike (often to distract)
 barai
 bah-rye
 sweep
 bunkai
 boon-keye
 application of kata techniques
 bushido
 boo-she-doh
 the way of the warrior
 dai ichi
 die-eech
 The first
 deshi
 deh-she
 student, pupil
 dojo
 doe-joe
 place to learn the way
 dogi (gi)
 doe-ghee  (ghee)
 karate uniforn
 hai
 hi
 yes
 hidari
 hee-dah-ree
 left
 hojo undo
 hoe-joe oon-doe
 supplementary exercises
 ido
 ee-doe
 moving, with movement
 iya
 ee-yay
 no
 jiyu kumite
 jee-yu koo-meh-tay
 freestyle sparring
 junbi undo
 joon-bee oon-doe
 warmup exercises
 karateka
 kah-rah-tay-kah
 karate student
 kiai
 key-eye
 spirit yell
 kihon
 key-hon
 basics
 kiso tanren
 key-soh tan-ren
 foundation drill conditioning
 kokyu ho
 koh-kyu how
 breathing methods
 kotekitae
 koh-teh-key-tay
 arm pounding
 kumite
 koo-meh-tay
 sparring
 obi
 oh-bee
 belt
 makiwara
 mah-kee-wah-rah
 striking board
 migi
 mee-gee
 right
 seiza
 say-za
 formal sitting on knees
 shiai
 she-eye
 sparring match
 sonoba
 soh-no-bah
 in place, not moving
 waza
 wah-zah
 technique
 yakusoku kumite
 yah-k(oo)-soh-koo koo-meh-tay
 pre-arranged sparring