Although not many terms, this is an introduction of basic terms for your first few lessons. Although you won’t need to know Japanese to start training with us, this is just a little help along your way.

Sensei – Teacher

Osu – Yes, in response to any questions/directions from Sensei

Domo Arigato Gozaimasu – A polite way to say thank you

Onegaishimas – A polite way of asking someone to train with you

Kamea – The basic standing posture

Kihon Dosa – The six movements that make up the techniques of Renshinkai Aikido

Migi – Right

Hidari – Left

Yame – Stop

Ichi, Ni, San, Shi, Go, Roku, Shichi, Hachi, Kyu, Ju – 1 to 10 in Japanese