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Danzan-Ryû Jûjutsu Japanese Vocabulary


The following table is a list of Japanese terms found in Danzan-Ryû Jûjutsu. It is designed to help the Jûjutsu student or teacher easily locate the correct definition of the terms in Danzan-Ryû.

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Japanese Term Nelson Kanji Dictionary Reference Number English Translation Sample Usage

Notes:

While Danzan-Ryû shares some terminology with other styles, I have limited this list to Danzan-Ryû Japanese vocabulary. You can find graphics of the pertinent kanji in the Mokuroku section. This work is intended to be a starting point for your further research into Danzan-Ryû Jûjutsu.

Please use this information freely, but please give credit whenever it is used.


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A B C D E F G H I J K M N O R S T U W Y Z

A

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Age N798 above, up Harage Ishi Wari
Ai N383 fit together, join Kiai
Akushu N1963, N1827 handshake Akushu Kote Tori
Ame N5042 rain Murasame
Amma, Anma N1899, N5392 massage Amma
An N1899 hold, investigate, consider Anma
Arashi N1431 laid waste, rough, wild Yama Arashi
Ashi N4546 foot, leg Ashi Nada Shime
Ate N1359 hit Atemi

B

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Bi N5421 nose, snout Gebi
N2302 stick no Maki
Bu N4767 class, section Yonenbu no Kata

C

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Chigai N4720 difference, dispute Yuki Chigai
Chô N3716 listen, headstrong, naughty, careful inquiry Chô To
Chû N81 middle Hichû
Chûden N81, N379 middle transmission Chûden

D

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Daitô N1171, N665 long sword, katana Daitô no Maki
Daki N1883 embrace, hug Daki Kubi Shime
Dan N2386 cedar, sandlewood tree Danzan-Ryû
Dan N2542 grade, step Shodan
Dan, Nan N2996 man, baron Shin Nan no Maki
Dan None - This is an older kanji and is not found in modern dictionaries. rotten meat odor Danchû
Danzan-Ryû N2386, N1407, N2576 sandlewood mountain (Hawaiian) system Danzan-Ryû Jûjutsu
De N97 advanced, forward Deashi Harai
Den N5050 electric Den
Den N2994 field Tanden Kappô
Den N379 transmission, tradition Kodenkan
N730 motion, confusion Chû Sei
N3767 trunk of the body, torso Shime
N4724 way, path, street
Dôjô N4724, N1113 practice hall Shinyu Kai Dôjô
Doku N2884 single, alone Doku Ko

E

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ebi N4172 lobster, shrimp Ebi Shime
Eri N4267 lapel Eri Gatame

F

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Fu N5148 wind, manner Furo Shime
Fuji N4090 wysteria Shidare Fuji Shime
Fujin N1237, N339 woman Fujin Goshin no Maki
Fuku N1627 restore, revert Seifukujutsu
Furi N1920 shake, swing Rokushaku Bo Furi
Furo N5148, N891 bath Furo Shime

G

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Gaeshi N4670 counter, return Kote Gaeshi
Gan N3140 eyeball Gan Hazushi
Gan N402 include, understand, cherish Gan Ka
Gane N4917 bell Tsuri Gane Otoshi
Ge N9 below Gebi
Gen N1900 fist Genkotsu Otoshi
Gen N825 original Shingen no Maki
Getsu N2169 moon Sui Getsu
Gijutsu N1853, N1621 technique, art Keisatsu Gijutsu
Go N4447 safeguard, protect Fujin Goshin no Maki
Go, Itsu(tsu) N15 five Godan
Goku N2906 prison Jigoku Otoshi
Goshin N4447, N4601 self defense Fujin Goshin no Maki
Gyaku N4685 reverse Gyakute Nage

H

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ha N3673 wing Hagai Shime
Hachi, Ya(tsu) N577 eight Hachidan
Hadaka N4248 naked, bare Hadaka Shime
Hagai N3673, N290 wing pinion Hagai Shime
Han N132 half Hando Shime
Hane N4562 spring up Hane Goshi
Hara N3800 abdomen Hara Age Ishi Wari, Harage Ishi Wari
Harai N1828 sweep Soto Momo Harai
Hashi, Bashi N3422 chopsticks Wari Bashi Ori
Haya N2100 quick, early Seoi Hayanada
Haya N4700 quick, fast Haya Nawa
Hazushi N1168 release, escape Katate Hazushi
Hebi N4130 large serpent Ebi Shime
Hi N5152 fly Ko Hi Ryoku
Hi N3281 secret Hiden
Hi N3780 spleen Hibara
Hibara N3780, N3800 side of the body Hibara Hazushi
Hiki N1562 pull Hiki Otoshi
Hiza N3814 knee Hiza Nage
N2082 direction Shi Gatame
N2535 method Katsu (Kappô)
Hoka N1168 outside Hoka Shaku Zawa
Hon N96 basic Hon Tomoe
Hyaku N33 hundred Keisatsu Gijutsu Hyaku Ni Ju Te (120 techniques)

I

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ichi, Hito(tsu) N1 one Ichimonji Shime
Ichimonji N1, N2064, N1281 straight line Ichimonji Shime
Imon N4214, N3507 the point where the kimono crosses in front of the chest Imon Tori
In N4991 institute Seifukujutsu In
In N5006 negative, female In
Ina N3294 rice plant Minoru hodo atama no hikuki inaho kana
Inazuma N3294, N1206 lightning flash Inazuma
Iri N574 enter Komi Iri
Isami N726 braced up, courageous Isami Tsuki Nage
Ishi N3176 stone Harage Ishi Wari

J

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ji N4205 blood Hanaji Tome
Ji N1056 earth Jigoku Otoshi
Ji N1281 shape, character Juji Gatame
Jigoku N1056, N2906 hell Jigoku Otoshi
Jin N3784 kidney Jinzô Kappo
Jinzô N3784, N3828 kidney Jinzô Kappo
N4854 gun Tan no Maki
Jû, To N768 ten dan
Jûdô N3166, N4724 gentle way Judô shûgyô no kokoro e
Jûji N768, N1281 cross shape Namijûji Shime
Jûjutsu N3166, N1621 gentle art Danzan-Ryû Jûjutsu

K

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ka N3333 cave, pouch Gan Ka
Kabe N1148 wall Kabe Shime
Kage N1594 shadow Tsuki Kage
Kage N4017 shadow, backing assisstance Sennin Kage
Kai N5132 neck Kai Chû
Kaku N4301 corner Sankaku Gatame
Kama N4902 sickle, scythe Soto Gama
Kami N5255 hair of the head Osaegami Shime
Kan N4949 interval, space Mae Kannuki
Kan N5174 school, building Kodenkan
Kani N4195 crab Kani Sute
Kappô N2552, N2535 resuscitation method Kappô
Kara N1516 China Kara Take Wari, Karate Jutsu (old)
Karami N1972 entwine Ashi Karami
Kasumi N5063 hazy, dim, blurred Kasumi Dori
Kata N1077 form, model Yonenbu no Kata
Kata N1820 shoulder Kata Hazushi
Kata N2842 single, one of a pair Katate Tai Atari
Katame N1036 harden, set Ushiro Gatame
Katana N665 blade, sword Kogatana Tsukkomi Hazushi
Katsu N2552 resuscitate, living Katsu Satsu
Katsugi N1879 shouldering Tora Katsugi
Katsura N2253 Japanese Judas tree Katsura Wari
Kaze, Kaza N5148 wind, manner Kaza Guruma
Ke N4222 a coarse camlet Kesa Hazushi
Keisatsu N4439, N1334 police Keisatsu Torite no Maki
Ken N4949 interval, space Miken Wari
Keri N4589 kick Keri Komi
Kesa N4222, N4237 Buddhist priest's stole, scarf Kesa Hazushi
Ki N2480 breath, spirit Kiai no Maki
Kiai N2480, N383 spirit shout, yell Kiai Dori
Kibisu N4573 heel Uchi Kibisu
Kin N4211 testicles Kin Kappô
Kine N2201 wooden pestle, mallet Kine Katsugi
Ko N770 ancient Kodenkan
Ko N1355 small, short Kote Shigarami
N1610 behind Do
Ko N2878 fox Doku Ko
Ko N5141 look back, examine oneself, retrospect Ko Hi Ryoku
N868 mouth, oral den
N1358 ray, light Ya
N5248 tall, high, expensive Ri
Ko N4105 tiger Ryû Ko
Ko Hi Ryoku N5141, N5152, N715 retrospect, then jump to power (Shinyo precept) Ko Hi Ryoku
Kote N1355, N1827 wrist, forearm Akushu Kotemaki Tori
Ko Tobu Chikara N5141, N5152, N715 retrospect, then jump to power (Shinyo precept) Ko Tobu Chikara
Kobushi N1900 fist Kobushi Shime
Koden N868, N379 oral transmission, mouth to ear Koden
Kodenkan N770, N379, N5174 ancient tradition school, Okazaki's dojo Kodenkan
Komi N4660 pull, crowded Tsurikomi Goshi
Koroshi N2454 kill Kesa Koroshi
Koshi N3799 hip, waist, loin Ogoshi
Kote N1355, N1827 wrist Kote Gaeshi
Kotsu N5236 bone Genkotsu Otoshi
Ku, Kokono(tsu) N146 nine Kudan
Kubi N5186 neck Kubi Nuki Shime
Kubi N5132 neck Tekubi Tori
Kuguri N2703 submerge, hide Mizu Kuguri
Kura N955 receive a blow Zo Kura Wase
Kuruma N4608 wheel, car Gyaku Hiza Guruma
Kusa N3939 grass, weeds Kusa Nagi
Kyo N3765 armpit Kyo In
Kyo N3768 chest Kyo To

M

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ma N5392 rub Amma
Mae N595 front Mae Yama Kage
Maki N1466 wind, roll up, scroll Makikomi
Matsu N2212 pine tree Matsu Kaze
Mi N4601 body Atemi
Mi N219 eyebrow Miken Wari
Mikazuki N8, N2097, N2169 new moon, crescent moon Mikazuki
Mizu N2482 water Mizukuguri
N297 blind, blind man, ignoramus Ryo
Mokuroku N3127, N4879 catalog Danzan-Ryû Judo Mokuroku
Momiji N3500, N4001 red maple leaf Momiji Hazushi
Momo N3739 thigh Momo Shime
Moro N4393 all Morote Hazushi
Mu N2773 nothing, nil Munen Muso
Mune N3768 chest Mune Hazushi
Mura N2191 village Murasame
Myô N2110 bright Myô Shô

N

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Nada N665 blade, sword Deashi Hayanada
Nage N1856 throw Seoi Nage
Nagi N4072 mow down the enemy Kusa Nagi
Nami N589 normal Namijuji Shime
Nawa N3568 rope, cord Haya Nawa
Nen N424 idea, sense Munen Musô
Ni, Futa(tsu) N273 two Nidan Gaeshi
Nin N339 person Shinnin no Maki
Nirami N3148 glare, scowl Tora Nirami
N3774 brain Kappô
No Kana possessive indicator Yonenbu no Kata
Nori N223 ride Norimi
Nuki N1854 draw out Nukimi Dome

O

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ô N1171 big, major Ôgoshi
Obi N1474 belt, sash Obi Hane Goshi
Okazaki N621, N1426 proper name Henry Seishiro Okazaki
Oku N240 deep Oku Te
Okuden N240, N379 deep transmission Okuden
Okuri N4683 chase, pursue Okuri Harai
Ori N1855 break, fold Hiza Ori Nage
Osae N1885 press, push, seize Osaegami Shime
Otoshi N4003 drop Uki Otoshi

R

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ri N3264 profit, advantage, benefit Ko Ri
Ro N891 spine Furo Shime
Roku, Mu(tsu) N283 six Rokushaku Bo Furi
Ryô N34 double, both Ryôeri Tori
Ryô N3468 fee, materials Ryô Mo
Ryô N5440 dragon Sen Ryô
Ryoku N715 power, strength Ko Hi Ryoku
Ryû N2576 current, school, system Danzan-Ryû
Ryû N5440 dragon Sen Ryû Tomoe

S

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Sa N4237 Buddhist surplice Kesa Hazushi
Saka N4685 reverse Saka Nuki
Same N5042 rain Murasame
San, Mi(tsu) N8 three Mikka Zuki
Sankaku N8, N4301 triangle Sankaku Gatame
Saru N2905 monkey Saru Shime
Sasae N2039 prop up Sasae Ashi
Satsu N4066 Buddha Satsuma Shime
Satsu N2454 kill Katsu Satsu
Satsuma N4066, N5392 perfect Satsuma Shime
Se N3754 back Seoi Nage
Sei N2436 arrange, tune Seifukujutsu
Seifuku N2436, N1627 restoration Seifukujutsu
Seishiro N2121, N91, N3762 proper name Henry Seishiro Okazaki
Sen N1823 folding fan Tessen no Maki
Sen N359 hermit, wizard Sen Ryô
Sen N156 thousand Sennin Kage
Seoi N3754, N4488 back carry Seoi Goshi
Shaku N1377 Japanese foot, measure Uchi Shaku Zawa
Shi N1264 child Shi Shi Otoshi
Shi Shi N2904, N1264 lion Shi Shi Otoshi
Shi, Yon, Yo(tsu) N1025 four Shihô Gatame
Shichi, Nana(tsu) N261 seven Shichinin Shime
Shidare N211 hanging branch Shidare Fuji Shime
Shika N5375 deer Shika no Issoku Shime
Shime N3535 choke, strangle Kubi Shime Tomoe Gyakute
Shime N3581 tighten Sune Shime
Shin N4601 body Fujin Goshin no Maki
Shin N3245 God, mind, soul Shinnin no Maki
Shin N1645 heart Kyo Shin
Shira N3095 white Shiraha Watari
Shiraha N3905, N665 naked blade Shiraha Watari
Sho N4215 beginning Shoden
Shô N27 righteous, justice Myo Shô
Sho N1355 small Shoto Hibara Hazushi
Sho N2121 star Myo Jo
Shoden N4215, N379 beginning transmission Shoden
Shoto N1355, N665 knife, small sword Shoto Hibara Hazushi
Shu N3295 kind, variety Kappo Ju Ichi Shu
N1728 conception, thought Munen Mu
Soto N1168 outside Soto Momo Harai
Sui N2482 water Suigetsu
Sumi N5009 corner, nook Sumi Gaeshi
Sune N3771 shin Sune Shime
Suso N4247 cuff, hem, base of mountain Suso Harai
Sute N1944 sacrifice, throw away, abandon Sutemi
Sutemi N1944, N4601 sacrifice the body Sutemi

T

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Tai N1171 big Daitô no Maki
Tai N405 body Katate Tai Atari
Take N3366 bamboo Kara Take Wari
Tan N163 red, cinnabar Tanden Kappô
Tan N3172 short Tanto no Maki
Tanden N163, N2994 point below the navel Tanden Kappô
Tanju N3172, N4854 pistol Tanjû no Maki
Tantô N3172, N665 knife Tantô no Maki
Taoshi N487 overthrow, collapse, break down Tsurikomi Taoshi
Tataki N876 beat, thrash Tataki Komi
Tate N3343 standing Hiki Tate Tori Shime
Tatsu N5440 dragon Tatsumaki Shime
Tawara N467 rice bale Tawara Gaeshi
Te N1827 hand, techniques Nage Te
Ten N16 heaven, sky Tentô
Tessen N4844, N1823 iron fan Tessen no Maki
Tetsu N4844 iron Tessen no Maki
To N3396 and so forth, quality, equal Chô To
N665 blade, sword Dai no Maki
N4469 head Ten
N487 overthrow, collapse, break down Kyo
Tobi N5152 flying Tobi Tsuki Tenada
Tome N2429 stop Hanaji Tome
Tomoe N263 comma shaped Katate Tomoe
Tonbo N4157, N4124 dragonfly Tombo Gaeshi
Tonbo Gaeshi N4157, N4124, N4670 somersault Tonbo Gaeshi
Tora N4105 tiger Tora Nage
Tori N1919 seize, hold Katate Tori
Tori N3699 take, hold Mune Dori
Torite N1919, N1827 arrest Keisatsu Torite no Maki
Tsuki N2169 moon Tsuki Kage
Tsuki N3316 thrust Isami Tsuki Nage
Tsukkomi N3316, N4660 thrust and pull Tsukkomi Hazushi
Tsuma N1206 spouse Ina Tsuma
Tsuri N4820 lift, angle (fishing) Tsuri Gane Otoshi

U

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Uchi N82 inside Uchi Mata Harai
Uchi N1829 strike, pound Uchi Komi Dome
Ude N3786 arm Akushu Ude Tori
Uki N2575 float Uki Otoshi
Ushiro N1610 rear Ushiro Gatame
Utsuri N3282 switch Utsuri Goshi

W

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Waki N3765 armpit Waki Kage
Wari N703 split Katsura Wari
Waribashi N703, N3422 splittable chopsticks Waribashi Ori
Wase N383 fit together, join Zô Kurawase
Watari N2635 transit Shiraha Watari

Y

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Ya N298 evening, night Ya Ko
Yama N1407 mountain Yama Arashi
Yawara N3166 soft, pliant, gentle, yielding Yawara
N5012 positive, male Shinno Maki Ko Hi Ryoku
Yonen N1495, N188 children Yonenbu no Kata
Yonenbu N1495, N188, N4767 children's class Yonenbu no Kata
Yubi N1904 finger Yubi Tori Hazushi
Yuki N4213 going Yuki Chigai

Z

Japanese

Nelson Number

English

Sample Usage

Zan N1407 mountain Danzan-Ryû
Zawa N2503 swamp Uchi Shaku Zawa
N4472 elephant zu Kurawase
N3828 viscera Jin Kappo
Zu N4469 head Zozu Kurawase


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