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NINJUTSU TERMS

These terms are related or used within the broad art of Ninjutsu (not all terms are relevant to or used in our particular system of Ninjutsu)

Ageru gyakuto- Rising reversal (sword throwing position)
Ageru tsuki- Rising thrust
Aiki- Internal spirit
Aikijujutsu- Combative grappling
Aisha- Soft-hearted man - third method of gojo
Aki jinchi- Autumn training camp
Akuma- Demon, devil
Akunin- Villain
Amegakurejutsu– The art of hiding in rain
Anagumogakurejutsu- Ground spider disappearance method
Ankokutoshijutsu- Sensory deprivation used to develop awareness
Ansatsunin- Assassin
Aruki soto ni- Walk out recovery
Ashi- Foot
Ashigaru- Foot soldiers
Ashiko- Foot claws
Ashikubi harai- Ankle sweep
Ashikubi soto ni- Ankle out recovery
Ashi sabaki- Foot work
Atemiwaza- Pressure point techniques
 

Bajutsu- Horsemanship
Baka- Fool
Baketsu- Bucket of stones
Bakuhatsujutsu- The art of explosives
Bankokuchoki- Iron ring
Banteshira- Small watch posts on main roads and intersections surrounding castle
Battojutsu- Sword drawing art
Binwanka- Man of ability
Bisento- Wide bladed halberd
Bojutsu- Stick fighting art
Bo karazao- Staff flail
Bokensha- Adventurer
Bokuto- Wooden sword
Bunkai- Analysis training
Bugei- Martial skills
Bugeikuden- Hall of martial virtues
Bugeisha- Practitioner of the martial arts
Bugo- Martial name
Bujin- Military man, Divine Warrior
Bujinkan- Divine Warrior Hall/Academy
Bujutsu- Warrior arts
Buki- Weapon
Buki Shihai- weapon mastery training
Buyu- Martial friend
 

Chakuzen no jutsu - Rooftop entrance method of infiltration
Chambara- Theatrical combat
Chi- Earth
Chigiriki- Staff and chain
Chika iri- Close range deception tactics
Chiku jo gunryaku heiho- Strategy and infiltration
Chikuto- Bamboo Sword
Chikyo- Eath principle
Chimonjutsu- The study of the earth
Chiten- Earth to heaven
Chiten giri- Earth to heaven cut
Cho sen- Formal challenge
Chotojutsu- Halberd fighting art
Chuden- Middle level training
Chugi- Loyalty
Chunin- Ninja sub-leader
 

Do itashimashite- You are welcome
Dobutsujutsu- The use of animals as a diversion
Dojo- Training hall
Dojo arashi- Dojo storming
Doko no kamae- Tiger posture
Dokuenjutsu- The art of poison smoke
Dokute- Poison hand method
Dokyu- Repeating crossbow
Domo arigato gozaimas- Thank you very much
Donryu- Earth dragon
Donryu no kamae- Earth dragon posture
Don'yoku- Greed - fifth method of goyoku
Doryo- Magnanimity- Fourth virtue of Zankanjo
Dosha- The short tempered man - second method of gojo
Ensho geri- Heel kick
 

Feruzue- Staff with concealed chain
Fu- Wind
Fudo- Strong appearance- Third virtue of Zankanjo
Fudo Myo-o- The immoveable Buddha
Fudoshin- The immoveable mind (Path of earth)
Fudotai- The immoveable body (Path of earth)
Fudo uchi- Immoveable strike
Fudoza no kamae- Cross legged posture
Fukidake- Blowgun
Fukidakejutsu- Blowgun fighting art
Furi- To flail
Futari jinba- Two man horse climbing method
Fuyu jinchi- Winter training camp
 

Gakko kage yushi- School of shadow warriors
Gakusei- student
Gaito- Cloak
Garami- To entangle
Garyu-
'Reclining Dragon'  Ones own way
Gassho no kamae- Formal bow
Gatame- To press
Gekigan- Ball and chain
Gekken- The severe sword
Genin- Ninja operative
Genjutsu- Illusion art
Genkotsu- Anatomical weakness
Geta- Wooden clogs
Gionjutsu- The art of using false sounds
Giri- (1) Duty- First virtue of Zankanjo
Giri- (2) To cut
Gishiki- Cult
Gisojutsu- The art of impersonation
Go- Five
Go
dai- Five primary elements
Gojo- The five feelings of vanity, anger, soft-heartedness, laziness and cowardice
Gowaza- Hard fighting techniques
Gorin kuji myo himitsu shaku- Ninja mysticism
Goyoku- The five desires of pride, hunger, sex, pleasure and greed
Gyaku- Reverse
Gyaku nage- Reverse throw
Gyaku nigiri- Reverse grip
Gyaku tsuki- Reverse thrust
 

Hachi- Eight
Hachiwara- Helmet breaker
Hai- Yes, I understand
Haishu uchi- Back hand strike
Haito- Ridge hand
Hakama- Japanese split
pants
Hakari aruki- Balance walking method - Used on rooftops
Hakariwaza- Balance techniques
Hakkakubo- Eight sided staff
Haiboku- Defeat
Haiyu- Actor
Hananegi- Short stick
Hanbo- Three foot staff
Hangetsu shaken- Half moon throwing blade
Hanjo suru michi- The prosperous path
Hankyujutsu- Short bow fighting art
Hanten giri- Half turning cut
Happo ashi sabaki- Eight directional foot movement
Happo giri- Eight directional cuts
Happo shaken- Eight sided throwing blade
Hara- Stomach region- 7th doctrine
Harai- To sweep
Hari- Throwing needles
Hayagakejutsu- The art of running
Heiho- Strategy
Heiki- “U” shaped clamp
Heikisho- Armory
Hengenkashijutsu- In-depth study of disguises
Hensogakurejutsu- The art of blending though the use of a disguise
Hicho no kamae- Bird posture
Hidari joho giri- Left upward angular cut
Hidari naname giri- Left downward angular cut
Hidari yoko giri- Left side cut
Hiden- Upper level training
Hiji uchi- Elbow strike
Hiki- To pull
Hiki ukenagashi- Pulling parry
Himitsu iri- Stealth movement
Himitsu kai- Ninja stealth team
Hinin- Less than human
Hira- Flat
Hira no kamae- Flat posture
Hisso- Sure victory
Hitote hasami tsuki- One handed palm thrust
Hitote nigiri- Single hand grip
Hitote tsuki- One handed thrust
Hoka no jutsu - Fire distraction infiltration method
Hofukujutsu- The art of crawling
Hoko no kamae- bear posture
Hoko yari- Open bladed spear
Hommaru- Inner compound of a Japanese castle
Honshin- True mind philosophy
Hori- Moat
 

Ichi- One
Ichimonji- First gate posture
Idori- Seated defense
Ihen no kamae- emergency posture
Imori noborijutsu- The art of climbing like a lizard
In- The dark force (Yin) 5th Doctrine
Inkan no jutsu- The art of gathering information from locals
Intonjutsu- Art of disappearance
Inubuejutsu- Art of training animals
Inu Gami- Dog spirits
Irimi- Entering (path of earth)
Ishigakurejutsu- The art of being like a stone
Ishi- Stone
Ishito- Stone sword
Itai- It hurts!
Ittaken- Flat throwing blade
 

Jibutsu hanten tobi- Half turning leap over an object
Jibutsu mae kata kaiten- Front shoulder roll over and object
Jibutsu uwamuki tobi- Upward leap onto an object
Jibutsu yoko kaiten- Side roll over an object
Jibutsu yoko tobi- Side leap over an obstacle
Jiki Deshi- Direct disciple
Jime- To constrict
Jin- Benevolence, Divine
Jisonshin- Pride - first method of goyoku
Jiyu hakobuto- Free draw position (sword held in hand)
Jiyu renshu- Free practice
Jo ashi- High step - used in tall grasses and shallow water
Jodan gyakuto- Overhead reversal (horizontal)
Jonin- Ninja leader
Ju ashi- Soft step - used to walk over loose rock
Ju- Ten
Ju Go Awase- Combining softness and hardness
Juji aruki- Cross walking
Jujikakyu- Crossbow
Jun nigiri- Basic grip
Jutte- Iron truncheon
Juwaza- Soft fighting techniques
 

Ka- Fire
Kabuto- Armored helmet
Kagashigakurejutsu- The art of hiding like a scarecrow
Kage aruki jutsu- The art of silent walking
Kage no jutsu- The shadow entrance infiltration method
Kagegakurejutsu- The art of using shadows
Kagejutsu- Invisibility
Kage renshu- Shadow practice
Kageshin- The quiet mind - freeing the mind of aggressive intention
Kage tsuki- Hidden thrust
Kaginawa- Rope and hook
Kaiken- Dirk
Kaitei giri- Bottom of the sea cut
Kaitenwaza- Rolling techniques
Kajutsu- The art of gunnery
Kakui furi- Vertical flail
Kakushi buki- Hidden weapons
Kakushi geri- Hidden kick
Kakute- Spiked ring
Kakyo- Fire principle
Kamae- Posture
Kamajutsu- Sickle fighting art
Kamayari- Hook bladed spear
Kame- Heavy clay jars
Kameikada- Wooden raft used for water transgression
Kami- Deity
Kamiza- Spiritual seat
Kan- Intuition
Kanashi bari- Spirit immobilization (path of fire)
Kanazuchi- Battle Hammer
Kansetsuwaza- Joint lock techniques
Kanto kusha- Kunoichi sub-leader
Karasu aruki- Crow walking - used for quick stealth movement
Karumijutsu- The art of lightening the body (path of wind)
Karuwaza- Acrobatic techniques
Karuwazashi- Acrobat
Kasa- Umbrella
Kasumi giri- Misty cut
Kasumi no kamae- Mist posture
Kata- Prearranged form
Katake- Fire bamboo
Katana- Samurai long sword
Kata hakobuto- Shoulder draw position (sword strapped on back)
Kawariwaza- Dodging technique
Kayakujutsu- The art of using fire and explosive
Keikai- Agility (path of wind)
Keiraku- Planning
Kengo- Strong skill full swordsman
Kenjutsu- Sword fencing art
Ken nage- Throwing the sword
Kenshi- Sword master
Ketsugo buki- Combination weapons
Ketsugo waza- Combination techniques
Ketsu in- Hand signs made by weaving the fingers
Ki- Internal energy (6th doctrine)
Kiai- Focused internal energy (8th doctrine)
Kibasen- Mounted combat
Kidoru- To strike and attitude
Kihon- Basic
Kihon buki- Basic weapons
Kihon kogeki- Basic attacks, nine directions of attack
Kikaku uchi- Head strike
Kimon- Demon gate
Kiokuryoku no jutsu- The art of memorization - used for reconnaissance
Kisha- The vain man - first method of gojo
Kishi- Knight
Kitsunegakurejutsu- The art of hiding like a fox
Kiyo- Dexterity
Kobo- Palm stick
Kobo-itchi- Unity of offense and defense (path of water)
Kocho geri- Butterfly kick
Kodai- Ancient times
Kodawari- Removing undesirable mental fixations (path of earth)
Ko-fukidake- Small blowgun
Kogaku- School of ancient or classical learning
Ko-gama- Small throwing sickle
Koho geri- Back kick
Koho kaiten- Backward roll
Koho kakucho kaiten- Backward extension roll
Koho kata kaiten- Backward shoulder roll
Koho ukemi- Back breakfall
Kokon- Past and present
Kokoro gamae- Posture of mind- mental preparation
Kokyu chikara- Breath power (path of earth)
Komon- School gate
Konbanwa- Good evening
Kongen- Roots, origin, source
Konki- Patience, perseverance
Konnichiwa- Good day
Konsaibo- Heavy studded staff
Koppowaza- Bone breaking techniques
Koshiwaza- Muscle attack techniques
Kote- Arm guards
Kote uchi- Forearm strike
Kounryusui- Floating clouds and running water
Ku- (1) Void
Ku- (2) Nine
Kudaki- To smash or crush
Kufuku- Hunger - second method of goyoku
Kujiki- To wrench
Kuki kaiten- Air roll
Kuki Kaitenwaza- Air roll techniques
Kuki ukemi- Air breakfall
Kukyo- Celestial principle
Kumi uchi- Unarmed combat grappling used by kunoichi
Kumi tachi- Swords coming together / bushijutsu sword forms
Kumo bashigo- Cloud ladder - single rope with eight inch wooden rungs
Kumo no kamae- Cloud posture
Kunai- Wedge blade
Kunoichi buki- Female ninja weapons
Kunoichijutsu- Art of the deadly flower
Kunren- Training drills
Kurai- Conforming to the enemies actions (path of water)
Kurai dori- Critical approach (path of fire)
Kuro- Suffering
Kurorokagi- Large bar release
Kusagakurejutsu- The art of hiding in tall grasses and bushes
Kusari dome- Shielding with chain
Kusari fundo- Short weighted chain
Kusarigama- Sickle and weighted chain
Kusarijutsu- Chain fighting art
Kushi- Wooden comb
Kyo- Principle
Kyobako bune- Collapsible boat - small pieces carried by multiple ninja
Kyodai taru koto- Brotherhood
Kyogijo kakuto- Arena combat
Kyojutsu ten kan- Approaching truth as though its deception and deception as though its truth
Kyojutsu ten kan ho- The law of truth and deception
Kyoketsu shayoge- Rope knife
Kyonin no jutsu- Superstition entrance method of infiltration
Kyori tobi- Distance leap
Kyosei- Student teacher
Kyosha- The cowardly man - fifth method of gojo
Kyoteki- Formidable enemy
Kyubasen- Mounted archery
Kyujutsu- Art of the bow and arrow
Kyusho- Vital points
 

Lin Quei- Chinese ninja
 

Mae- Front
Mae geri- Front kick
Mae kata kaiten- Forward shoulder roll
Mae kuki ukemi- Front air breakfall (to dorsal position)
Mae naname okuri ashi- Oblique advancing step
Mae tsugi ashi- Forward advancing step
Mae ukemi- Front breakfall
Magari yari- Trident
Mahotsukai- Conjuror, magician
Makikomi- To enfold
Makimono- Scroll
Makiwara- Striking board
Manabu- To learn by copying
Maneru shimei- Mock assignments - training missions
Manji shaken- Wave shaped throwing blade
Marubo- Round staff
Maru geri- Round kick
Maru kugi- Round throwing spike
Masakari- Hand axe
Mawashi- Spinning
Mawate- Turn
Meijin- Master
Metsubishi- Blinding powder
Michi- The path (1st doctrine)
Migi- Right (directional)
Migi joho giri- Right upward angular cut
Migi naname giri- Right downward angular cut
Migi yoko giri- Right side cut
Mitsu buki- Sword restrainment weapons
Mizugumo- Water spider
Mizukaki- Water fins
Mizu teppo- Water cannon
Mofubuki no tsuki- Thrusting through the blizzard
Moguri kaiten- Dive roll
Moguri koho ukemi- Diving back breakfall
Moguri mae (zenpo) ukemi- Dive front breakfall
Mokuso- Quiet thought
Mon- Gate
Monjin- Disciple
Monomi no jutsu- Remote entrance method of infiltration
Morote hasami tsuki- Two handed thrust (guided by palm)
Morote tsuki- Two handed thrust
Muchi geri- Whip kick
Muchi kusari- Chain whip
Mugei mumei no jutsu- No art, no name
Muhonin- Traitor ninja
Mukaishira- Small forts erected around a castle to house lower class Samurai
Mukei no kurai- Fundamental cuts- Formless form
Musha shugyo- Warrior cultivation
Musubi bashigo- Loop ladder
Muto- Defense against weapons
 

Nage- To hurl or throw
Nagedeppo- Hand grenade
Nagegama- Small sickle on long chain
Nage tebukuro- Battle gloves
Nagewaza- Throwing technique
Nagimaki- Straight bladed halberd
Naginata- Curve bladed halberd
Naka furi- Outward shooting flail
Naka ima- Eternal now, forever present (2nd doctrine)
Naname- Angular
Naname okuri ashi- oblique advancing step
Natagama- Deeply curved sickle
Natsu jinchi- Summer training camp
Nawa bashigo- Rope ladder
Nekote- Cats claws
Ni- Two
Nichogama- Twin sickles
Nin- Perseverance, strength (3rd doctrine)
Nin buki- Ninja weapons
Nin dogu- Ninja tools
Ninjutsu- The art of perseverance
Ninomaru- Second compound of a Japanese castle used for storerooms and guest quarters
Ninyo- Chivalry- Sixth virtue of Zankanjo
Nitojutsu- Twin sword art
Nobasu- Extended
Noborijutsu- The art of climbing
Nobuseri- Slightly trained “Ruffian” ninja
Nofu- Farmer - seventh method of disguise
Nukenin- Renegade ninja
Nukewaza- Escape techniques
Nuki ashi- Sweeping step - used to probe the ground
Nyukudaki no jutsu- Weak guard entrance method of infiltration
Nyukyo no jutsu- The art of entering by using proper timing
 

Obake ken- Ghost blade
Obi- Belt, sash
O-chiba- Fallen leaves
O-dachi- Great sword
O-fukidake- Long blowgun
O-gama- Battlefield scythe
Okuden- Oral/advanced teaching
O-kusari- Long chain
Oni- Devil - Demon
Onna ryoshi- Huntress, kunoichi student
Ono- Battle axe
Onsha- Generosity- Fifth virtue of Zankanjo
Ori- To break
Orimono bashigo- Web ladder - multi rope net used to form a nest high up in treetops
Osae- To control
Osaedori- To seize
Osu giri- Push cut
Osu tsuki- Push thrust
Otagai ni rei- Bow to each other
Otoshi- Dropping
Otoshi gyakuto- Dropping sword reversal
Oya- Advanced
O-yubi- Thumb
 

Rakusha- The lazy man - fourth method of gojo
Ran- Freedom of action
Randori- Free exercise
Rei- Formal bow
Reishiki- Etiquette
Renkenjutsushi- Alchemist
Roku- Six
Ronin- Wave man, masterless Samurai
Ryohebi no jutsu- Serpent crawling art
Ryu- (1) Dragon
Ryu- (2) Family tradition
Ryu giri- Dragon cut
 

Sabate- Sit down
Sacchijutsu- Insight into earth - making use of earths contours during battle
Sageo- Cord
Saiminjutsu- Art of the mind game
Saku- Skeleton key
Saku tsuki- Tearing thrust
Sama- King or lord
San- Three
Sannin jinba- Three man horse
Sankaku yari- Triangular bladed spear
Santai bashigo- Three man ladder
Sanmaru- Outermost compound in a Japanese castle - used as living quarters for castle guards
San kusari- Chain bola
Sanpo shaken- Three pointed throwing blade
Sasumata- Man catcher
Sattenjinjutsu- Insight into air - study of meteorology and how it effects battles
Satsujinjutsu- Insight into man - study of mans psychology and how it effects battles
Saya- Sword scabbard
Sayonnara- Good bye
Sei- Sex - third method of goyoku
Seijo nage- Downward throw
Seikakusa- Accuracy
Seika no itten- Vital point, the center of ki
Seiretsu- Line up
Seiza no kamae- Seated posture
Seizonjutsu- Survival training
Semmon buki- Specialty weapons
Sempai- Senior student (as in advanced or assistant)
Sempu giri- Whirlwind cut
Sen- To initiate
Senjojutsu- Art of troop deployment
Sensei- Teacher
Shako uchi- claw hand strike
Shi- (1) Four
Shi- (2) Death
Shiai- Contest of skill
Shibagakurejutsu- The art of hiding in natures cloak
Shibumi- Simplicity/ grace (4th doctrine)
Shichi- Seven
Shichi ho de- The seven way of blending by using disguise
Shiho giri- Four directional cuts
Shiho shaken- Four pointed throwing blade
Shikan uchi- Mid-knuckle strike
Shikkakubo- Four sided staff
Shiki- Resolute Spirit- Second virtue of Zankanjo
Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo- 'every encounter in the light leads us to enlightenment'
Shikko- Floating walk
Shikomujutsu- Art of infiltration
Shikomunin- Infiltrating ninja
Shikoro- Small saw
Shimei- Mission, assignment
Shime nigiri- Tight grip
Shimewaza- Choking techniques
Shingon Buddhism- Tibetan Buddhism meaning “True word”
Shinken- Live blade
Shin kokyu- Deep breath
Shinken gata- Live blade technique
Shinobi- Ancient term for ninja
Shinobigatanajutsu- Ninja sword art
Shinobi kumade- Ninja climbing pole with a rake-like hook at one end
Shinobi no jutsu- Ancient term for Ninjutsu
Shinobi shozuku- Ninja uniform
Shinobi yoroi- Ninja body armor
Shinpi shomotsu- Written arcanum
Shinrai- Confidence (path of earth)
Shinso toho no jutsu- The deep grass rabbit technique of low movement
Shinto- Way of the Gods
Shishin uchi- Finger strike
Shitamuki aruki- Downward walking - used for downhill movement
Shitamuki tobi- Downward leap
Shitan uchi- Thumb pressure strike
Shizen no kamae- Natural body posture
Shobo- Spinning rods
Shoden- Beginning level
Shogun- Military dictator
Shosei- Founder of a tradition
Shoshinsha- Initiate/beginner - White belt
Shoten noborijutsu- Ascending to the heavens method of climbing
Shunki jinchi- Spring training camp
Shurikenjutsu- Throwing blade art
Shuto- Sword hand
Sodachi- Stand up
Sodegarami- Sleeve entangler
Sohei- Warrior monk well versed in spear fighting
Sojutsu- Spear fighting art
Sokki uchi- Knee strike
Soku yaku- Foot stomp
Sonin no jutsu- Double ninja entrance method of infiltration
Sosai- Organisation Head/Principal
Sotai renshu- Partner practice
Sui- Water
Sui-gakusei - Water student
Suijohohokojutsu- The art of crossing water
Suikyo- Water principle
Sukui furi- Horizontal flail
Sulsa- Korean ninja
Sumiyagura- Watch towers at the outer corners of a Japanese castle
Sune- Shin guards
Sune ate- Shin strike
Suwari no kamae- Kneeling posture
 

Tachidori- Standing defense
Tai chikara- Physical power (path of earth)
Taihen jutsu- Body movement. Literally = 'body difficult method' (eg. movement out side of normal movement) 
Taihosama- Opening in castle wall to accommodate a cannon
Taijutsu- Unarmed self– protection art
Tai bashigo- Two man ladder
Tai nejiru- Body twist
Tai sabaki- Body movement
Taisho- Field general
Tai uchi- Body strike
Takagi Seiza no kamae- Kneeling style from Takagi Yoshin Ryu
Takasho- Falconer
Take bashigo- Bamboo ladder
Takebo- Bamboo staff
Takekan- Bamboo breathing tube
Tandoku renshu- Solitary practice
Tanoshima- Pleasure - fourth method of goyoku
Tanteijutsu- The art of espionage
Tanto- Dagger or knife
Tanuki noborijutsu- The art of climbing like a squirrel
Tanto- Dagger
Taru ikada- Floating pots
Tataminomi- Large prybar
Tatsu soto ni- Stand out recovery
Te- Hand
Teisatsujutsu- Art of reconnaissance
Tekagi- Hand claws
Tekkon- Wooden fist
Tekubi- Wrist
Tekubi chikara- Wrist strengthening
Tenchi- Heaven to Earth
Tenchi giri- Heaven to earth cut
Tengu- Crow demon
Tengu giri- Mystical crow cut
Tenko ashi- Turning step - used to scan an area while moving
Tenmonjutsu- The study of meteorology
Teppo- Firearm
Tepposama- Openings in a castle wall to accommodate firearms
Tesson- Wooden fan
Tetobidasu- Handspring
Tetobidasuwaza- Handspring techniques
Tetsubishi- Spiked caltrops
Tetsukagi- Iron lockpicks
Thugee- Assassin cult of the middle east
Toami- Net
Tobi- Leap
Tobi ashi- Leaping step - used to ascend or descend objects quietly
Tobigakurejutsu- The art of flying
Tobi geri- Leaping kick
Tobi koho ukemi- Jumping back breakfall
Tobi kunai- Scaling wedge
Tobi mae ukemi- Jumping front breakfall
Tobiwaza- Leaping techniques
To iri- Long range deception tactics
Tonki- Small weapons
Tora kaiten- Tiger roll
Tora shuko- Tiger claws
Tora shinobiyori- Stalking tiger battlefield formation
Tora tsuki- Tiger thrust
Tora yari- Tigerfork spear
Tori- Defender during technique
Torinawa- Silken cord
Torinawajutsu- Silken cord art
Torinoko- Flash bomb
Toshi- Champion
Tsuba- Sword guard
Tsubokiri- Boring device
Tsuchiboko- Mace
Tsugi ashi- Advancing step
Tsuka ate- Pommel strike
Tsukabo- “T” shaped staff
Tsune shaken- Talon shaped throwing blade
Tsuki- To thrust
 

Uchi- (1) To strike
Uchi- (2) Inside
Uchine- Throwing arrow
Uchi otoshi- Dropping strike
Uke- (1) Attacker during a technique
Uke- (2) To block
Ukemiwaza- Breakfall techniques
Ukenagashi- To parry
Ukenagashiwaza- Parrying techniques
Ukewaza- Blocking techniques
Ukigakurejutsu- The art of levitation
Uji- Clan
Umebi- Land mine
Ura gyakuto- Inside sword reversal (in front of body)
Ushiro- Rear
Ushiro kuki ukemi- Rear air break fall (to ventral position)
Ushiro hakobuto- Rear draw position (sword in belt behind back)
Ushiro tsugi ashi- Receding step
Uwamuki tobi- Upward leap
Uzukumaru soto ni- Crouch out recovery
Uzura noborijutsu- The art of climbing between two objects
 

Wa- Harmony
Wakizashi- Samurai short sword
Wakizashi teppo- Gun disguised as a short sword
Wanajutsu- Trap deployment art
Wanawaza- Trapping technique
Wanjin- Man of harmony
Wata tabi- Cotton split toed shoes
Waza- Technique
 

Ya- Arrow, projectile
Yabanna- Barbarian
Yadomejutsu- The art of arrow blocking
Yajiri- Arrow head
Yamabushi- Mountain recluse
Yame- Stop
Yazutsute no hira- Quivering palm
Yo- The light force (Yang) 5th doctrine
Yoji no jutsu- Sliver distraction entrance method of infiltration
Yojutsu- Magic art
Yoko- Side
Yoko ashi- Side step
Yoko geri- Side kick
Yoko kaiten- Side roll
Yoko nage- Side throw
Yoko tobi- Side leap
Yoko Ukemi- Side breakfall
Youjang no jutsu- Art of the hidden - Making use of disguise while gathering information
Yubiwaza- Finger lock techniques
Yukigakurejutsu- The art of hiding in snow
Yuki waragi- Snow sandals
Yumi- Bow
 

Zankanjo- Ninja virtues, laws, and doctrines
Zanshin- Remaining spirit after a good technique
Zarei- Spiritual bow
Zenpo- Forward direction
Zukin- Hood

There are many more terms, and of course it is desirable to learn conversational Japanese.


 


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