Below is a document containing a fairly complete list of Japanese terms and their approximate English translation. This list is intended to give new students a guide to terms that may be used in class and a close estimate of the pronunciation.
NOTE: This is not a complete list of karate terms in Japanese, nor is it a precise translation or pronunciation list. Japanese-English translation is a complicated process that can yield several interpretations for the same phrase, and proper Japanese pronunciation is only achieved with well-informed practice and feedback from someone with good understanding of the Japanese language. Fortunately, perfect pronunciation and translation skills are not necessary for practicing karate.