Kanji, Words and phrases describing relative positions and movement directions which are related to martial techniques.

 

位置 (ichi) Position Terms

KanjiRomaji

Rough Translation

合うaiMatched/ Mutual
捻るchokuDirect/ Straightforward
八方
Ha.ppo
All (eight) Directions
gyakuopposite/ Reverse
hidariLeft

migi
Right
kae.shi
Reverse
越すko.suCross over
間合いma.aiInterval/ Martial Distance
maeFront/ Forward
 回る mawa.ri Spin/ Rotate
回し  mawa.shi Round/ Circular Motion
 斜めnana.me Diagonal/ Slanting
  omote Visible Side/ Surface
左右  sa.yu Left-Right Motion
 四方 shi.ho Four Directions/ Square
死角
shi.kakudead angle/ Blind Spot
正面 sho.men Front Face
側面 soku.men flank/ Lateral
外  soto outside
 sumi corner
 uchi inside

ura
hidden side/ behind
後ろ
ushi.ro
Back/ Behind/ Rear
横後
yoko.men
side Face
前後  zen.go  Forward-Backward Motion