Sandoval Freestyle Karate’s Martial Arts Glossary “H”

Discover Japanese Terms Used in Karate Beginning with “H”

Welcome to Sandoval Freestyle Karate’s karate glossary, where we’ve listed the most common karate terminology one will encounter. If you cannot find the term you’re looking for or would like to learn more, please contact us today!

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Heiko Dachi

This is known as the “natural stance” in a kata where a karateka’s feet are approximately shoulder width apart and the other edges of their feet are parallel.

Hidari

This simply means “left” in karate. A left forward stance would be hidari zenkutsu dachi.