Kanji, Words and phrases describing body movement used in martial practices.

足捌き(Ashi Sabaki) Foot Movements Terms

All foot moves can be performed mae 前 (forward) & ushiro 後 (backward)

KanjiRomaji

Rough Translation

歩み足ayu.mi ashinatural walk
踏み替え足fu.mi.ka.e ashifoot switch
入身足iri.mi ashientering body step
回転足
kai.ten ashi
rotation on the feet
送り足oku.ri ashisending foot slide
表三角足
omote san.kaku ashi
Forward triangle foot movement
膝行
shi.kko
“knee go” samurai knee walking
soko.men ashiside facing step
擦るsu.ri ashiSkimming step
転換ten.kan ashirotating pivot step
転身足
ten.shin ashimoving 45 degrees off line

tsu.gi ashifollowing foot slide
unsokufoot movements
裏三角足
ura.san.kaku ashireverse triangle step
 

 

捌き(Te Sabaki) Hand Movement Terms

KanjiRomaji

Rough Translation

小回し

ko mawa.shi

small rotation

回し

O mawa.shi

large rotation

回し

soto mawa.shi

outer rotation

返し
soto gae.shi

outside reverse

te.gatana

hand sword

内返し

uchi gae.shi

inside reverse

内回し

uchi mawa.shi

inner rotation