Nomenclature

  • Dojo-cho — head instructor
  • Genkan — The foyer, where you enter the dojo and remove your shoes.
  • Hakama — traditional Japanese clothing and part of your uniform.
  • Joseki — right side of dojo when facing Shomen.  This is where you bow in.  We do not have room to bow here to we shall bow in from the Shimoza.
  • Seiza — traditional way of sitting in Japan
  • Senpai — senior student
  • Sensei — instructor
  • Shomen –Front of dojo.
  • Shimoza  — Rear of dojo
  • Shimoseki — left side of dojo when facing Shomen
  • Suburi — sword swing training