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Old 08-15-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
Thomas Osborn
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Americanized Names

Americanized Names for Techniques
Given the short time I have with these vets, and my own dyslexic inability to learn a foreign language [after 43 years I think I finally have the difference down between yokomen uchi and shomen uchi] I am trying to use Americanized terms. Some of these are descriptive terms rather than an attempt to do a translation from the Japanese. Some are probably completely wrong. Some are descriptions of standing pins I have developed from throws.
I would greatly appreciate any advice on this, remembering that I need easily remembered, fairly descriptive terms.

Static stances [Unfortunately, almost all of our work is done from static]
Mirror stance Ai Homni
Cross stance Gyaku Homni


Attacks
Shoulder grab [one hand] Katadori kah-tah doe-ree
Grab shoulders with both hands Ushiro watte kumi tsuki
Single wrist grab [mirror stance] Katate Dori kah-tah-the doe-ree
Single wrist grab [Cross stance] Gyakute Dori gyah-koo-the doe-ree
Grab both wrists Ryote Dori ree-oh-the doe-ree
Grab one wrist with both hands Morote Dori moe-roe-the doe-ree
Grab elbow Hiji Dori he-jee doe-ree
Grab sleeve Sode dori:
Grab lapel with one hand Eri Dori eh-ree doe-ree
Grab lapels from front with both hands Mae eri shimeage
Chop to top of the head Shomen uchi show-mehn oo-chee
Chop to the side of the head/neck Yokomen uchi yo-co-mehn oo-chee
Straight punch to stomach Mune tsuki moo-net skee
Grab both wrists from the rear Ushiro ryote dori
Grab head/neck from rear [choke] Ushiro kubi jime katate dori
Grab around chest from rear Ushiro watte kumi tsuki
grab two hands from rear Ushiro ryote dori:


Defenses
First form #1 straight wrist Ikkyo ee-kyoh
Second form #2 bent wrist [finger] Nikyo knee-kyoh
Third form #3 wrist twist inside Sankyo sahn-kyoh
Fourth form #4 forearm nerve point Yonkyo yohn-kyoh
Fifth form #5 back of wrist to floor Gokyo go-kyoh
Sixth form #6 Wrist twist outside Kote gaeshi co-the gah-eh-she
Entering movement Irimi nage e-ree-mee nah-geh
Rotary movement Kaiten nage kigh-ten nah-geh
Breath/relationship throw Kokyu nage co-kew nah-geh
Four direction throw Shiho nage shee-ho nah-ghe
Corner throw Sumi otoshi sue-mee oh-toe-she
Heaven and Earth pin Tenchi nage tehn-chee nah-geh
Wrist twist to shoulder pin Kote Gaeshi co-the gah-eh-she
Rear arm bar
Side arm bar
Front head lock & arm pin
Rear head lock & arm pin
Rear neck pin/choke [use extreme caution]
Nape of neck moving pin
Snake arm pin




(Original blog post may be found here.)
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: Americanized Names

Nice list. You might also find this useful. Its been a great resource for me.

http://www.stenudd.com/aikido/aikido-glossary.htm
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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Re: Americanized Names

Don't you mean "Anglicized"?
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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That is a great list. It includes a lot of more generalized terms and phrases.
I asked the guys if Anglicized was better than Americanized. The consensus was "We ain't no angels."
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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That is a great list. It includes a lot of more generalized terms and phrases.
I asked the guys if Anglicized was better than Americanized. The consensus was "We ain't no angels."
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:27 AM   #6
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Re: Americanized Names

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Static stances [Unfortunately, almost all of our work is done from static]
Mirror stance Ai Homni
Cross stance Gyaku Homni
Don't you mean the other way around? Gyaku hanmi looks like a mirror, while ai hanmi you reach across?
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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Thanks Basia
I told you I was dyslexic!
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:36 AM   #8
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Re: Americanized Names

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Thanks Basia
I told you I was dyslexic!
In english, we refer to them as "Same Stance" (Ai Hanmi) and "Opposite Stance" (Gyaku Hanmi).

I find that a more straightforward description but YMMV.

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