Vocabulary

Counting 1-10

 

1 -- ichi

2 -- ni

3 -- san

4 -- shi

5 -- go

6 -- roku

7 -- shichi

8 -- hachi

9 -- kyuu

10 -- jyuu

Words & Phrases

Good afternoon/hi/ hello -- konnichiwa

Good evening -- konbanwa

Good morning -- ohayou gozaimasu

Good night - oyasuminasai

Thank you -- arigatou gozaimasu

Please (used when requesting something from someone. In kendo, "please teach me.") - onegaishimasu 

Yes -- Hai

I'm sorry/excuse me -- sumimasen

I'm sorry I'm late -- okurete sumimasen

Basic Kendo Terms

 

Kendo sword -- shinai

Head strike -- men

Wrist strike -- kote

Body strike -- dou

Throat strike -- tsuki

Wooden sword -- bokken

Kendo top -- keiko-gi

Kendo bottom -- hakama

Armor -- bogu

Spirit - ki/kiai

Vocal expression spirit -- kakegoe

Bow -- rei

Sit on legs -- seiza

Be at attention -- ki otsuke

Start -- hajime

Stop -- yame

 

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