VOCABULARY

Counting 1-10

 

Ichi: 1

Ni: 2

San: 3

Shi / Yon: 4

Go: 5

Roku: 6

Shichi / Nana: 7

Hachi: 8

Kyu: 9

Ju: 10

Words & Phrases

Konnichiwa: Good afternoon / Hello 

Konbanwa: Good evening

Ohayo-gozaimasu: Good morning 

Oyasumi-nasai: Good night

Arigato gozaimashita: Thank you

Onegai-shimasu: Please 

Sumimasen: Excuse me

Gomen-nasai: I'm sorry

Hai: Yes

Kohai: junior

Senpai: senior 

Sensei: teacher

Basic Kendo Terms

Seiza: Formal sitting position

Mokuso: Meditate

Rei: Bow

Sonkyo: Squatting ready position

Nuke-to: Draw the sword

Kamae: Ready position

Suburi: Practice cuts with the sword

Ashisabaki: Footwork

Keiko: Practice

Kiai / Kakegoe: Vocal expression of spirit

Osame-to: Put away the sword