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English nameJapanese readingJapanese script
Front kickmae-geri前蹴り
Side kickyoko-geri横蹴り
Back kickushiro-geri後ろ蹴り
Roundhouse kick (or turning kick)mawashi-geri廻し蹴り
Hook kickushiro mawashi-geri後ろ廻し蹴り
Outer crescent kicksoto mikka-zuki keri (or soto mikka-zuki-
geri)
外三日月蹴り
Inner crescent kickuchi mikka-zuki keri (or uchi mikka-zuki-
geri)
内三日月蹴り
Jamb kick (or stomp kick)kake-geri掛け蹴り
Knee kickhiza-geri膝蹴り
Joint kick (to inner knee)kansetsu-geri関節蹴り
Notes:
1. In technical documents often words are shortened by omitting hiragana as they are 'understoood'.
For example: keri 蹴り shortens to 蹴.
2. When used as a suffix -keri 蹴り often changes to -geri for ease of pronunciation.
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