Aiki Budokai  of Boston
Aoi Koyamakan Dojo


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I Stomach (organ function meridian, ST)
Iai Goshi  Relationship Hip, lowered, stable position; with one leg up, one tucked in Kiza
Iai Hiza  Kneeling on one calf
Ibuki A breathing method
Ichi One
Ichimonji In the figure of One, a straight line
Ido Movement
Idori Techniques practiced from Seiza
Iemoto House Founder, leader of a style (classical term, now Soke is more common).
Igen Dignity or majesty of demeanor
Iie No
Ifu Dojo tradition
Ikki-ni In one breath; instantly
Ikkyo First principle in Aikido Oshi Taoshi, Ude Osae, Ippon Dori
Ikkyu First hill, the last rank before Shodan (the first black belt rank)
Ima Now
In The negative, yielding, soft, dark aspects of nature (Chinese: yin).
Inasu To shift the body off the line of attack
In Ibuki  Internal (quiet) breathing
Inko Throat
In no Te Yin hand, defensive, yielding etc.
Inyo Shintai Yin/Yang body motions, moving forward and back.
Ippon One point
Ippon Dori  One point taking, the Daito Ryu jujutsu technique, Ude Osae, Aikido's Ikkyo
Ippon-ken  One point fist, a fist with a raised knuckle
Irimi Entering body
Irimi Nage Entering throw, known in some Aikido circles as the "20 year technique"
Ishin One mind
Isshin Denshin One-mind telegraph, telepathy, transferring or receiving thoughts

Jigai Woman's ritual suicide method, slicing both arteries of the neck.
Jigoku Hell
Jigoku Iri (To) enter hell
Jigoku Otoshi Hell Drop
JigotaiDefensive posture, a deep stance, similar to Chinese 'horse stance'
Jiki Deshi A Direct Student, one who studies with the headmaster of a style
Jiko no Kansei Strive for perfection, a maxim of Kodokan Judo
Jin Person; human
Jinchu Pressure point on the upper lip, below the nose
Jinkai-kyusho Vital points on the human body
Jintai The body
Jin(zo)  Kidneys (KiD or KD)
Jisha (An) attendant, usually one who travels with a VIP or teacher to act as assistant
Jiten Dictionary
Jitsu Deficient or lacking, (can also mean fake)
Jiyu Free, unencumbered
Jo Stick, a short staff usually between 49" and 54"
Jo Principle (not a word, cannot be used on its own, same as kajo)
Jo Upper, high
Jodan High-level
Jodan Tsuki Upper-level thrust (head high punch)
Jodan no Kamae Upper level, sword above head. Usually Hidari Jodan, left foot forward
Jojutsu Stick Art, techniques and tactics using the jo
Joseki ni rei Bow to the high section of the Dojo
Joshu Assistant (usually instructor)
Jotori Jo Taking, techniques for defending against a Jo wielder
Ju Pliant, supple, yielding, often mistranslated as 'soft'
Ju Ten
Juban An under kimono worn
Judan Tenth-level, the highest rank achievable in modern budo
Judo Supple or pliant way, the teachings of Jigoro Kano
Jugyo Instruction (lessons, teachings)
Juichidan Eleventh-level, a rank used by Kodokan Judo's founder, Jigoro Kano
Juizo The kidney area
Juji "10" form; the kanji is a cruciform (+)
Juji Garami Figure "10" entangling, Uke's arms crossed, elbows locked
Jujika Figure "10," ashi sabaki with crossed feet
Jujutsu Supple or Pliant Art, generic term for unarmed Japanese martial arts.
Juku Private school
Juku Gashira School Mask, the senior student of a ryu, one who receives the gokui.
Jukuren Skills
Jukyu Tenth hill, tenth level before shodan
Junchu Atemi point on the upper lip
Jutsu Art, skill or tactic
Jutte Ten Hands, an anti-sword truncheon used by police in the Edo period; almost always employed in conjunction with other people (wielding sode-garami or other such weapons)

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