Basic Commands and Etiquette

Basic Commands and Etiquette

  • Seiretsu – line up 
  • Chakuza – kneel in seiza position 
  • Mokusou – meditate 
  • Mokusou wo yame – stop meditating 
  • Rei – bow 
  • Shoumen ni rei – bow to shoumen (30 degrees) 
  • Sensei ni rei – bow to sensei 
  • Otagai ni rei – bow to each other (15 degrees) 
  • Omegaishimasu – please teach me / train with me 
  • Kiritsu – stand up 
  • Soutai – line up and face your partner 
  • Hajime – begin 
  • Koutai – switch roles or partners 
  • Yame – stop 
  • Arigatou gozaimashita – thank you for teaching me / training with me 
  • Hai – yes 
  • Nyuujou – enter the court 

Credit: Thanks to Yuki Nishimura for providing her voice for the pronunciation audio.