6th Kyu Grading Terms

Below are the terms with rough and sometimes literal translations for the terms you need to understand for your rokkyu (6th grade) grading, which is the first grade you take:

Romaji Meaning
(Answering your name call) Hai! Yes!
Shomen ni rei Bow to the picture of Osensei
Otagae ni rei Bow to your partner
(Ame no) torifune undo Boat rowing (to heaven/a better future) exercise
Furitama undo Spirit shaking excercise
Mae kaiten ukemi Front rolling breakfall
Ushiro kaiten ukemi Rear rolling breakfall
Mae chokuto ukemi Front sudden breakfall
Yoko chokuto ukemi Side sudden breakfall
Ushiro chokuto ukemi Rear sudden breakfall
Ushiro otoshi ukemi Rear drop breakfall
Irimi tai sabaki Entering body movement
Tenkan tai sabaki Diverting/turning body movement
Seiza ho Sitting down exercise
Shikko Knee walking
Tori Person performing technique
Uke Person receiving technique
Kotai Change/switch
Tate Stand up
Tachi waza morotedori kokyu ho Standing technique both hands holding one hand breath (power) exercise
Tachi waza morotedori kokyu nage Standing technique both hands holding one hand breath (power) throw
Tachi waza shomenuchi (dai) ikkyo Standing technique front head strike first principle/technique
Tachi waza shomenuchi irimi nage Standing technique front head strike entering throw
Tachi waza gyaku hanmi katatedori shiho nage Standing technique mirror stance wrist (hand-shoulder) hold four direction throw
Sawate Sit down
Suwari waza shomenuchi (dai) ikkyo Seated technique front head strike first principle/technique
Suwari waza ryotedori kokyu ho Seated technique both hands held breath (power) exercise
Shomen ni rei Bow to the picture of Osensei
Otegae ni rei Bow to your partner
Sensei rei Bow to the grading committee