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Judo Words Made Easy
Please be aware that this is not a complete list of Japanese words regarding Judo, but rather a general list of the more usual or popular words that are used in the Dojo.

Japanese Word
English Meaning
Judo
=
Gentle Way
Judoka
=
Judo Player
Judogi
=
Judo Suit
Obi
=
Belt
Zori
=
Sandals
Tatame
=
Judo Mat
Dojo
=
Room where Judo is practiced
Sensei
=
Instructor Grade
Kyu
=
Senior Student Grade
Rei
=
Bow
Zarei
=
Kneeling Bow
Hajime
=
Start / Begin
Matte
=
Stop
Sono-Mama
=
Freeze
Yoshi
=
Continue
Sore-Made
=
That is all. End.
Osaekomi
=
Hold is on
Toketa
=
Hold is Broken
Ippon
=
Full Point
Waza-ari Awasete-Ippon
=
Two Waza-aris equal Ippon
Waza-ari
=
Almost Ippon (7 points)
Yuko
=
Almost Waza-ari (5 points)
Koka
=
Minor Score (3 points)
Hansoku-Make
=
Disqualification
Keikoku
=
Warning
Chui
=
Caution
Shido
=
Note
Hantei
=
Referees call for Judges decision
Yusei-gachi
=
Win by Superiority
Hike-Wake
=
Draw
Tori
=
Attacker
Uke
=
Receiver
Randori
=
Free Practice
Uchi-Komi
=
Repeated Entry up to (but not including) Throw
Kata
=
Formal demonstration of Form
Shiai
=
Contest
Tokui-Waza
=
Favourite Technique
Tachi-Waza
=
Standing Techniques
Ne-Waza
=
Groundwork Techniques
Nage-Waza
=
Throwing Techniques
Sutemi-Waza
=
Sacrifice Techniques
Kansetsu-Waza
=
Arm-lock Techniques
Shime-Waza
=
Strangle Techniques
O
=
Major
Ko
=
Minor
Uchi
=
Inner
Soto
=
Outer
Mae
=
Front
Yoko
=
Side
Ushiro
=
Rear
Kami
=
Upper
Ashi
=
Foot or Leg
Hiza
=
Knee
Mune
=
Chest
Koshi / Goshi
=
Hip
Te
=
Hand
Kata
=
Shoulder
Sode
=
Sleeve
Eri
=
Collar
Gari
=
Reap
Gake
=
Hook
Harai / Barai
=
Sweep
Makikomi
=
Winding or Wrap
Guruma
=
Wheel
Otoshi
=
Drop
Hane
=
Spring
Ukemi
=
Break Falls
Please note, "Ouch" is not a Japanese term.