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Za Sitting or seated
Zageri 座蹴り Sitting or kneeling kick
Zaha Nikichi 座波仁吉 Okinawan karateka, founder of Shindō ryū
Zahō 座法 Methods or styles of sitting
Zaidan 財団 Foundation or institution to propagate or further a cause, thought or method
Zaidan Hōjin Aikikai 財団法人合気会 Original governing organization for aikidō
Zaiseichū 在世中 During one’s lifetime, appropriate response to, “When will I get my black belt?”
Zaiteki 在的 “Exists in the target,” skill level when actions do not require conscious thought
Zankoku bi 惨 酷 美 Beauty of cruelty
Zanmai 三昧 Japanese word for samadhi; indulgence, luxury
Zasetsu 挫折 Setback, frustration, disappointment (which will become a failure if one gives up)
Zasetsukan 挫折感 Sense of failure; feeling of frustration
Zanshin 残心 Remaining mind
Zanshin gamae 残心構え Remaining mind posture
Zanshin no kamae 残心の構え Remaining mind posture
Zantetsuken 斬鉄剣 Sword that cuts iron
Zan totsu 斬突 “Close and strike”
Zan totsu sabaki 斬突捌き Avoiding killing strikes
Zarei 座礼 Seated bow
Zashiki 座敷 Tatami room
Zatsu Rough, crude, sloppy
Zatsudan 雑談 Chatter or idle talk
Zatsumu 雑務 Routine tasks or duties
Zatsunen 雑念 Idle or worldly thoughts
Zatsuwa 雑話 Chitchat
Zatsuyō 雑用 Chores, odd jobs, miscellaneous
Zatsuzen 雑然 Disorderliness, confusion, jumble, mess
Zazen 座禅 Seated meditation
Zempō 前方 Front or forward
Zempō 前方 Front or forward
Zempō ashi 前方足 Stepping forward
Zempō chūdan uchi otoshi 前方中段打ち落とし Forward middle level dropping strike
Zempō dachi 前方立 Front stance
Zempō empi uchi 前方猿臂打ち Forward elbow strike
Zempō kaiten 前方回転 Forward roll
Zempō kaiten ukemi 前方回転受身 Forward rolling breakfall
Zempō ukemi 前方受身 Forward rolling breakfall
Zempō geri 前方蹴り All kicking actions directly in front of the kicker
Zen Front, prior, previous, last
Zen All
Zen 禪 or 禅 Japanese form of Chinese Ch’an Buddhism
Zendō 禅堂 Zen meditation hall
Zen empi uchi 前猿臂打ち Front elbow strike
Zengaku 前額 Front; forehead
Zengakubu 前額部 Front, forehead
Zengo 前後 Forward and backward, before and after, omote and ura
Zengo undō 前後運動 Warm up exercise involving rotating kamae in one spot, without moving feet
Zenhanshin shiyou bui 前半身使用部位 Weapons of the upper body
Zenji 禅師 Monk, priest, especially Zen monk honored by Imperial Court
Zenji 善事 Good thing, good deed
Zenji 全治 Complete recovery, healing
Zenji 漸次 Gradually, slowly, little by little, incrementally
Zenjin 全人 Saint; person balanced morally and intellectually
Zenjinkaku 全人格 One’s whole personality
Zenjinkyōiku 全人教育 All-around education
Zenjinsei 全人生 Whole life
Zenka fuza 全跏趺坐 Full lotus seated position
Zen kaiten 全回転 360° turn
Zenkaza 全跏坐 Full lotus seated position
Zenkutsu 前屈 Forward bent
Zenkutsu dachi 前屈立ち Front stance
Zenkutsu dachi jōdan age uke 前屈立ち上段揚げ受け High rising block in front stance
Zenkutsu kumite dachi 前屈組み手立ち Front fighting stance
Zenkutsu no kamae 前屈 の 構え Okinawan stance that anteceded zenkutsu dachi and which had feet at 90°
Zenkyaku 前足 Ball of foot
Zenmi 前見 “Front-facing” closed hip or square position, cf hanmi
Zen Nihon Iaidō Renmei 全日本居合道連盟 Japan Iaidō Federation
Zen Nihon Jūkendō Renmei 全日本銃剣道連盟 Japan Jūkendō Federation
Zen Nihon Karate-dō Renmei 全日本空手道連盟 Japan Karate-dō Federation (JKF)
Zen Nihon Karate-dō Renmei Gōjūkai 全日本空手道連盟剛柔会 Gōjū ryū division of the JKF
Zen Nihon Karate-dō Renmei Renbukai 全日本空手道連盟錬武会 Renbukai division of the JKF
Zen Nihon Karate-dō Renmei Shitōkai 全日本空手道連盟糸東会 Shitō ryū division of the JKF
Zen Nihon Karate-dō Renmei Wadōkai 全日本空手道連盟和道会 Wadō ryū division of the JKF
Zen Nihon Kendō Renmei 全日本剣道連盟 All Japan Kendō Federation
Zen Nihon Nagainata Renmei 全日本なぎなた連盟 Japan Naginata Federation
Zenpaku 前膊 Forearm
Zenpō 前方 Front or forward
Zenryoku 全力 All one’s power, whole energy
Zenshin 全身 Entire body
Zenshin 全心 One’s whole heart
Zenshin 前進 Advance, drive or progress
Zenshin 前身 Antecedents, ancestor, previous position, predecessor organization
Zenshin 前心 Preparatory mind, one of mittsu no kokoro
Zenshin kaku 前進角 Angle of advance
Zenshin zenrei 全身全霊 Complete devotion, body and soul, one’s best
Zenshin suru okuri ashi 前進する送り足 Sliding step forward
Zenshin zuki 前進突き Punch while moving forward
Zentai kata ni ikkazoe 全体型に一数え “Entire kata, one count,” perform entire kata without stopping
Zenten soku 前転足 Jumping forward on both feet
Zentōbu 前頭部 Forehead
Zenwan 全腕 Forearm
Zenwan hitai mae yoko gamae 全腕額前横構え Forearm at side of forehead posture
Zenwan shōmen gedan kensei 前腕正面下段牽制 Lower level feint to front with forearm
Zenwan shōmen gedan uke 前腕正面下段受け Lower level block to front with forearm
Zenyō 善用 Good use
Zetsu Tongue
Zhǎng quán 长拳 Long fist, style of kung fu
Zhāngsānfēng 张三丰, 張三丰, 張三豐 Legendary Taoist priest and originator of taijiquan
Zhàn zhuāng 站桩 “Pole standing,” standing qigong;
Zhèngmànqīng 郑曼青 or 鄭曼青 (1901 - 1975) Chinese master of taijiquan
Zhōujiā 周家 Zhōu family kung fu
Zhōuzi hé 周子和 (1874 - 1926) Practitioner of Tiger style kung fu and teacher of Uechi Kanbun
Zìrán Mén 自然门 “Natural style,” Northern nèi jiā
Viscera
Zōhatsu no jutsu 藏髪之術 The art of hiding something (especially shuriken) in the hair
Zōkei 造詣 Deep knowledge or scholarship
Zōkei fukai 造詣深い Scholarly, learned
Zōkei no okubukasa 造詣の奥深さ Deep knowledge
Zōkin gake 雑巾掛け Cleaning the floors
Zokuju 俗儒 Mediocre scholar
Zonzai ぞんざい Rude, careless, slovenly
Zōri 草履 Japanese slippers
Zu Head, brains, hair, chief, boss, leader, beginning
Zubon ズボン Pants or trousers, esp for keikogi
Zugaikotsu 頭蓋骨 Skull, cranium
Zugai kotsu gatame 頭蓋骨固め Headlock
Zugai kotsu gatame, seoinage, otoshi hiza uchi 頭蓋骨固め、背負い投げ、落と膝打ち Headlock, shoulder throw, dropping knee strike
Zuì quán 醉拳 Drunken Fist style of kung fu
Zuì yuán gōngfu 酔猿 功夫 Drunken Monkey style of kung fu
-zuki 突き Suffix for thrust or punch
Zuki ashi dachi     Dragged foot stance
Zunō 頭脳 Head, brain, intellect
Zunō katsu 頭脳活 Brain method of kappō
Zu zuki 頭突き Head butt
Zūzūshii 図々しい or 図図しい Shameless