Because Harada Sensei's techniques are practiced worldwide, many different languages are spoken at practice sessions. In order to promote safety, clarity and understanding, all clubs use common Japanese terminology (even in our youth clubs). Below is a list of basic terms to be familiar with (see file below for more in-depth translations from an interview with Harada Sensei himself):
General Training Terms
The following document contains additional translations of specific terms taken from a discussion between 2nd Dan Peter Enyeart and Sensei Harada about the meanings and derivation of certain Japanese terms used in karate.