Japanese words used in the dojo

Here are some

Japanese words used in the dojo:

Kiyoski (Attention) at the beginning and end of class. (Note: Kowalski is a Polish Sausage Company!)

Seiza (formal kneeling posture)

Sensei ni Rei (bow to Sensei) or

Rei (bow)

Onegaishimasu (Please or do me the favor) at the beginning of class or when you bow to another student before a partner drill.

Duoumo Arigato Gosaimasu (very formal thank you)
Doumo Arigato Gosaimashta  (formal thank you in past tense, like saying thank you very much at class end)

Doumo (Thanks, when helped during class),
Arigato (Thank You, when helped during class),
Doumo Arigato (Thank you with more ooomph), or

Doitashimashite (You are Welcome) Ooooh, Hard to pronounce. So say, “Don’ touchy moustache”.
Avoid saying unless you are the instructor,
better to just say Doumo, or Doumo Arigato.

Yoroshiko or Hajimashte (nice to meet you)

*Note: don’t pronounce the “u” at the end of verbs:  onegaishimas
tabimasu to eat
nomimau to drink
kampai – said before drinking
Konnichiwa – Good day
Ohyo Gozaimasu – Good Morning
Konbanwa – Good evening

Daijoubu deska? OK? daijoubou des. OK
Kimasu to come. Kite Kudasai: Please come
Hai: Yes
Iie: No
Chotto: Difficult
Nihongo hanashiseka? Do you know how to talk Japanese?

Beikoku Shidokan Symbol
Beikoku Shidokan Symbol

Biru Kudasai: A Beer Please!
Mizu Kudasai: Water Please!

Let’s Read Some Japanese! Not much:

Shidokan
Shidokan

沖縄: Ryu Kyu or Okinawa

小林流: Shorin Ryu or Kobayashi

空手道: Karate Do

 

Thanks for Reading!

Robert Roberto Curtis

Beikoku Shidokan Shorin Ryu Karate (Kobayashi)

Virginia Okinawan Karate Dojo, 6416 Grovedale Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310