|Japanese||How To Say It||What It Means|
|Butokukan||Boo-TOE-koo-KAHN||Training Hall of the Virtues of the Martial Arts|
|Dojo||Doh-joe||Club or workout area|
|Ish-kumi||Eesh-koo-me||1st blue stripe|
|Ni-kumi||Knee-koo-me||2nd blue stripe|
|San-kumi||San-koo-me||3rd blue stripe|
|Jukyu||Joo-cue||10th Class Orange Belt|
In Butokukan karate, we use Japanese because our master, Yoichi Nakachi, was Japanese, and to be polite, we learn everything in Japanese as well as English. When doing a test, you should be able to answer to a question, about what is this and what is that, in both English and Japanese ( Here's an example: If asked to do a "jodan uke", you reply "upper area block" and show how to do the technique. If asked to do a "lower area block", you answer "gedan uke", and show how to do the technique ).
Remember when doing your test to bow politely, and to always show courtesy ( being polite ). There is a saying: Courtesy always first in karate.