Sandoval Freestyle Karate’s Martial Arts Glossary “J”

Discover Japanese Terms Used in Karate Beginning with “J”

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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Jodan Age-Uke

An upward or rising block used to deflect an attack to the upper part of the body. It can also receive an incoming attack and sweep it overhead while still keeping contact with the attacker’s instrument (arm, leg, or weapon).

Jodan

This is the third of the three heights in karate. Jodan refers to strikes aimed above the shoulders of an opponent.