This appendix consists of six parts: Basic Terminology, Common Dojo Phrases, Words of Attack, Parts of the Body, Counting to Ten and Terms that have Greater Meanings. By studying the definitions, you will discover many different facets of Aikido philosophy. It is important to your practice of Aikido that you have a basic understanding of these words and be able to use them in practice. Quotation marks indicate the words of the Founder. The Japanese word or term is in bold, followed by the phonetic spelling in parentheses and then the basic definition.
(Note: The definition given may not be the only way to define a word or term; especially since some Japanese terms cannot be translated literally into the English language.)
Common Dojo Phrases.
Words of Attack.
Parts of the Body.
Counting to Ten.
Terms that have greater meaning.