Japanese Pronunciation In English Meaning
足払い Ashi-barai Foot Sweep Sweeping technique often deployed to de-stabilize one’s opponent
前蹴り蹴上げ Mae-geri-keage Snapping front kick Front kick with a snapping foot withdrawal action
前蹴り蹴込 Mae-geri-kekomi Thrusting Front Kick Front Kick with emphasis on thrusting one’s foot deep into the target
前踵蹴り Mae kakato geri Front Heel Kick A front kick which uses one’s heel to strike the opponent
金蹴り Kin-geri Groin Kick A general term denoting all kicks to the groin region
三日月蹴り Mikazuki-geri Cresent Kick A kick in which one’s foot follows a curved trajectory. In Goju-ryu there are several types of cresent kicks
回し蹴り Mawashi-geri Roundhouse Kick A Round kick inwards coming from the side. There are several ways to perform a roundhouse kick using the ball of one’s foot, one’s shin, or the back(top) of the foot
逆回し蹴り Gyaku mawashi geri Reverse Roundkick A kick in which one’s foot travels from the opposite direction inwards towards the target. Therefore a right reverse roundhouse kick requires the right foot to travel from the left side across the body towards a target on the right side of the kicker
横蹴り Yoko-geri Side Kick A horizontal kick towards the side, usually striking with the heel or the ridge of one’s foot
横蹴り蹴上げ Yoko-geri-Keage Snapping side kick A Side kick with emphasis on speed and the withdrawal action
横蹴り蹴込 Yoko-geri-Kekomi A thrusting Side Kick A Side-Kick with emphasis on thrusting one’s foot deep into the target, usually relying on hip action and body mass to put more power behind the kick
后ろ蹴り込 Ushiro geri kekomi Thrusting back kick Kicking a target behind one’s back
海老蹴り Ebi geri Double back kick Kick towards the rear with both feet, usually using both hands as support (on the ground)
膝蹴り Hiza geri Knee Strike Using one’s knee to strike a target
回し膝蹴り Mawashi hiza geri Round Knee Strike A knee strike whereby the knee travels from the side inwards to hit the target
關節蹴り Kansetsu geri Joint Kick A kick to the knee-joint
踏み落し Fumi otoshi Stomp Stepping down with force on a target on the ground
踏み込み蹴り Fumikomi geri Stomping Kick Downward stomping kick (ie, thrust and withdtrawal of leg) using a part of one’s foot, usually the heel, to strike an opponent on the ground (or parts of his body which are on the ground)
後ろ回し蹴り Ushiro mawashi geri Back Roundhouse (Spinning) Kick A back kick delivered using the spinning or turning action of ones torso to generate power
裏回し蹴り Ura mawashi geri Reverse snapping kick A snapping kick which uses the heel or bottom of the foot to strike the opponent whereby the kicking foot contacts the target upon the bending action of the leg as it bends towards the thigh.
前飛び蹴り Mae tobi geri Front Flying Kick A front kick delivered while both feet are in the air and the body has been powered forward by a jumping action
横飛び蹴り Yoko tobi geri Flying Side Kick A Side Kick delivered while both feet are in the air and the body has been powered forward by a jumping action
回し飛び蹴り Mawashi tobi geri Flying Roundhouse Kick A Round Kick delivered while both feet are in the air and the body has been powered forward by a jumping action