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Wherever I am,
Anyone in need has a friend.

Whenever I return home,
Everyone is happy I am there.
Pronouncing Japanese Words

Use the following guidelines when trying to pronounce Japanese words. This is only a general guide, and there are some instances where these rules will not apply.

a - ah, as in father.
u - ooh, as in flew.
e - eh, as in head.
i - ee, as in see.
o - oh, as in go.

Note: There are no letters "L", "Q", "V", or "X" in the Japanese language.

Counting in Japanese
1 - ichi
2 - ni
3 - san
4 - shi
5 - go
6 - roku
7 - shichi
8 - hachi
9 - kyu
10 - ju
Parts of the Body
Ashi - Leg; foot
Atama - Head
Me - Eye
Mimi - Ear
Shi - Finger
Ude - Arm
Yubi - Finger

Weapons
Bo - 6 foot staff Bokken - Wooden sword
Bisento - A large, very heavy bladed battlefield weapon
Hanbo - 3 foot staff
Jo - 4 foot staff
Ken - sword
Shuriken - Throwing blade
Tanto - Knife

Parts of the Uniform
Do-gi - Martial arts uniform; pants and jacket
Obi - Belt
Tabi - Split-toe shoe

Direction and Movement
Chu - Middle
Ge - Low
Hidari - Left
Koho - Back; rear
Migi - Right
Omote - Open; obvious
Ue - Up
Ura - Closed; hidden
Ushiro - Back; rear
Zen - Front
Zenpo - Forward direction

Techniques
Aruki - Walk
Henka - Technique variation
Kamae - Stance; position
Kata - A set form of movements to teach a technique
Keri - Kick
Taijutsu - body arts
Taisabaki - body movement
Tobi - Jump
Ukemi - Injury prevention; rolling and breakfall techniques
Waza - Technique

Commands
Hajime - Begin
Mate - Wait
Yame - Stop

General Vocabulary
Bujinkan - "Divine Warrior Training Hall."
Buyu - "Warrior Friends"
Dan - Black belt grade
Dojo - Training hall; martial arts school
Kunoichi - A female Ninja
Kyu - Below black belt grade
Ninja - A person who studies Ninjutsu
Ninjutsu - The martial art of the Ninja
Sensei - Teacher
Soke - GrandMaster

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