Aikido Grips & Strikes
Other Japanese Terms Commonly Used in Aikido
Onegaishimasu - Can be translated to mean "Please teach or please guide". Common used at the start of classes.
Arigatou gozaimasu - Thank you.
Suwari waza - Techniques performed in a seated stance.
Tachi waza - Techinques performed in a standing stance.
Randori - Free style practice, often against multiple attackers.
Bokken - Wooden sword.
Jo - Short wooden staff.
Tanto - Dagger.