Sandoval Freestyle Karate’s Martial Arts Glossary “Y”

Discover Japanese Terms Used in Karate Beginning with “Y”

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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Yoko-Geri-Kekomi

A linear thrusting kick that is normally used in Shotokan Karate. It is capable of delivering a blow of great force because it combines the thrusting motion of the leg with the power of the hips.

Yoi

The name of the command used to signal the beginning of kata.