Kime

Efficacy, Decision, Focus

Kime, being a Japanese word, and not being able to translate it's literal meaning directly, means many things, so what I hope to do here is give you some ideas or a flavour of its meaning and intent.

If you would like a great little dictionary on Shotokan words, terms and phrases, then I can recommend this book from Amazon.co.uk;-

Shotokan Pocket Book - Ken Lyons    Shotokan Pocket Book (Paperback) by Ken Lyons (Author)

Product details

RRP: 11.99p

Paperback: 212 pages

Publisher: Trafford Publishing (28 Jun 2006)

Language English

ISBN-10: 1412093422

Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches

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Synopsis
The Shotokan Pocket Book is a comprehensive collection of Japanese words and phrases used in Shotokan karate. Over 2,000 translations into English are crammed into this hand-size reference book. Ideal for both beginners & experienced Karate-ka. 22 sections containing approx. 2,000 terms plus lots of information for quick reference incl. Gichin Funakoshi's 20 Guiding Principles (Precepts).

 

Contents:

  1. Japanese Pronunciation

  2. Punching Techniques

  3. Two-handed and Multiple Punching Techniques

  4. Open Hand Strikes

  5. Elbow Strikes

  6. Striking Techniques

  7. Kicking Techniques & foot/leg Techniques

  8. Blocking Techniques

  9. Two Handed Blocks

  10. Other Defensive Techniques

  11. Stances & Posture

  12. Sparring (Kumite)

  13. Vital Points & the Body

  14. Form - Kata

  15. Competition Terminology

  16. Martial Arts

  17. Commands & Communication

  18. Miscellaneous Terminology

  19. Rank

  20. The Dojo Kun

  21. The Twenty Precepts

  22. Counting in Japanese.

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