Goju-Ryu Karate Terminology

Japanese terms are used for the techniques and to count.  Here’s a short video on how to count from 1-10.  Please note for 4 we use “shi” and for 7 we use “shichi.”

On 10 everyone kiai (strong shout emanating from hara/lower abdomen) with their technique.  We recommend using either “hi-ee” or “oooos.” or whatever guttural shout comes out naturally.

How to Count In Japanese 1-10

Read Goju terminology here.

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