Ryōzanpaku Dojo

101 Plaza Drive  
Joplin, Missouri 64804
(Inside The Learning Tree)

All of our Terminology is based on Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu

Numbers/Counting
One- Ichi
Two- Ni
Three- San
Four- Shi
Five- Go
Six- Roku
Seven- Shichi
Eight- Hachi
Nine- Ku
Ten- Ju

Ranks (Low to High)

10th Yellow Belt- Jukyu

9th Yellow + Stripe- Kukyu

8th Orange Belt- Hachikyu

7th Orange + Stripe- Nanakyu

6th Green Belt- Rokkyu

5th Green + Stripe- Gokyu

4th Purple Belt- Yonkyu

3rd Purple + Stripe- Sankyu

2nd Brown Belt- Nikyu

1st Brown + Stripe- Ikkyu

1st Black Belt- Shodan

2nd Black Belt- Nidan

3rd Black Belt- Sandan

4th Red and White Belt- Yondan


General

Upper Area- Jodan

Middle Area- Chudan

Lower Area- Gedan

Kick- Keri/Geri

Punch- Zuki/Tsuki

Strike- Uchi

Reception- Uke

Throw- Nage

Hajime- Begin

Rei- Respect

Sempai- Senior Student

Sensei- One Who Has Come Before (Teacher)

Shihan- Master

Soke- Founder