Iaijutsu Terminology

Budo-                        Martial way

Budoka-                    Practitioner of Budo

Bujutsu-                   Martial Art

Bunkai-                           Application of Waza

Chuden-                         Midlevel Transmission

Dan-                                Step, Grade

Dojo-                               Budo School

Dotoku-                          Moral Education

Daimyo-                          Samurai Ruler

Eishin Ryu-                    Iaijutsu school

Embu-                             Display

Hakama-                        Wide Pleated Trousers

Hakama sabaki-           Formal way to sit

Hanshi-                           Model Teacher

Haori-                              Outer Kimono Jacket

Hera-                               Peg in Hakama

Iaido-                               Way of being with the sword

Iaijutsu-                          Art of being with the sword

Juban-                             Undergarment

Kaku Obi-                        Kimono belt

Keikogi-                           Training jacket

Koryu-                              Traditional sword school

Kyu-                                  Beginners Rank

Menkyo-                          License

Menkyo Kaiden-       High level License to teach

MJER-                        Muso Jikiden Eishen Ryu

Mon-                          Family Crest

Montsuki-                 Wide sleeve Kimono

Okuden-                    Deep/Hidden Knowledge

Reiho-                       Expessing Ettiquette

Renshi-                     First Shogo Title

Ritsurei-                         Standing Bow

Ronin-                             Masterless Samurai

Ryu-                                 Style or Tradition

Seitei Kata-                    ZNKR stanardized Waza

Seiza-                              Correct sitting position

Sengoku Jidai-               Warring states period

Sensei-                            Teacher

Shihan-                           Highest ranked teacher

Shimomura-ha-              Style of Eishin Ryu

Shinkage Ryu-                16th century Sword style

Shinto-                            Japanese animist religion

Shisei-                             Posture

Shitachi-                         Kumitachi Winner

Shi-tei-ai-                       Teacher-Student relationship

Shizentai-                       Natural posture

Shoden-                           First Level

Shogo-                             Samurai Title

Shogun-                          Fuedal Military Ruler of Japan

Suemonogiri-                 Testing cutting ability

Tachirei-                          Standing bow with the sword

Tameshigiri-                   Test Cutting

Tanimura-ha-                 Style of Eishin Ryu

Tosho-                             Swordmaker 

Uchitachi-                      Kumitachi Loser

Uke-                                Reciev or Block

Wara-                              Rolled tatami cutting mats

Waza-                             Technique

Yudansha-                      Person with Dan grade ranking

Yugei-                             Performance art

Zarei-                             Seated Bow

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