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Common Aikido Terms
: wooden sword
: a form of exercise that increases chi circulation in the body and thus increases health
: a personal disciple of the teacher
: place for training in the path
Dogi or gi
: training outfit
Domo arigatou gozaimashita
: "Thank you very much."
: intensive seminar in which students live and train together
: "I am very sorry."
: skirt (wide pants) worn by dan-ranked students
: wooden staff
: junior student (in relation to a sempai)
: person who executes the Aikido technique during paired training
: "I am requesting the favor of (training with you)."
: "Great teacher", referring to the Founder.
: senior student (in relation to a kohai)
: "Teacher." Usually refers to the chief instructor.
: honorific title usually conferred to teachers ranked 7th dan and above
: the front of the dojo (toward which we bow)
: set of single moves for bokken or jo practice
: refers to the ultimate level of Aikido training in which techniques are executed effortlessly and spontaneously to fit any situation
: person who executes the attack and receives the Aikido technique