Counting in Japanese

In order to learn count up to ninety-nine all you really need to know are the Japanese terms for the numbers 1 through 10 - after that it is just a matter of remembering to combine these numbers in a specific sequence to get the desired result.
The numbers from one to ten are pronounced as follows:
Number
Japanese
Phonetic
1.
ichi
each e
2.
ni
knee
3.
san
s ah n
4.
shi
she
5.
go
go
6.
roku
row ku
7.
shichi
she chi
8.
hachi
haa chi
9.
kyu
kyu (like a pool ball)
10.
ju
ju
Numbers eleven through nineteen are pronounced differently: for example the number 11 in Japanese is translated as "10 plus 1"
The numbers from eleven to ten are pronounced as follows:
Number
Japanese
11.
ju ichi
12.
ju ni
13.
ju san
14.
ju shi
15.
ju go
16.
ju roku
17.
ju shichi
18.
ju hachi
19.
ju kyu
Above the number twenty the numbers are again pronounced in a slightly different manner. For example the number 20 in Japanese translates as "2 - 10's" and continuing on therefore, the number 21 would be considered as "2 - 10's plus 1"
The numbers from eleven to ten are pronounced as follows:
Number
Japanese
20.
ni ju
21.
ni ju ichi
22.
ni ju ni
23.
ni ju san
24.
ni ju shi
25.
ni ju go
26.
ni ju roku
27.
ni ju shichi
28.
ni ju hachi
29.
ni ju kyu
and so on all the way through 99

Upper Body Basics

In order to learn count up to ninety-nine all you really need to know are the Japanese terms for the numbers 1 through 10 - after that it is just a matter of remembering to combine these numbers in a specific sequence to get the desired result.
1.
seiken oi tsuki
straight punch to the solar plexus (View)
2.
jodan oi tsuki
uppercut to chin (View)
3.
seiken giyak tsuki
reverse straight punch (View)
4.
jodan giyak tsuki
reverse uppercut (View)
5.
gedan barai/seiken giyak tsuki
low block/straight punch (View)
6.
chudan uke/seiken giyak tsuki
middle block/straight punch (View)
7.
tegata barai nukite
open hand middle body block/spearhand solar plexus (View)
8.
jodan tegata uke/jodan giyak tsuki
upper block open hand/Grab their arm pull down to obi/uppercut (View)
9.
jodan uke/seiken giyak tsuki
overhead block/straight punch
10.
ura uchi/seiken giyak tsuki
overhead block/backfist/reverse punch
11.
gedan barai/go dan joku tsuki
low block/5 rapid punches
12.
chudan uke/go dan joku tsuki
middle body block/5 rapid punches
13.
shuto uchi/shuto uchi
low open hand block/dragon's tail to colar bone
14.
o uchi/o uchi
push block solar plexus/big circular punch, big circular punch
15.
hige no ato tsuki
step back into "cat" stance while throwing the hip while throwing a backwards elbow strike & upperblock

Kicks

In order to learn count up to ninety-nine all you really need to know are the Japanese terms for the numbers 1 through 10 - after that it is just a matter of remembering to combine these numbers in a specific sequence to get the desired result.
1.
mae geri
front kick ball of foot
2.
mae konate
heel thrust kick
3.
hiza geri
knee kick
4.
shoba konate
cross over kick with the heel
5.
sokuto geri
forward angle kick
6.
yoko geri
side kick with blade edge of foot
7.
shoba geri
side kick with ball of foot
8.
otoshi geri
squat kick
9.
mae geri/uroshi geri
front kick/back kick
10.
Balance Kick  (not formal)
mae geri/shoba geri/
yoko geri/sukuto geri
front kick ball of foot/side kick with ball of foot/
side kick with blade edge of foot/forward angle kick

Physical Benefits

  • Lose Weight
  • Increase Stamina
  • Increase Fitness
  • Increase Coordination
  • Increase Flexibility

Mental Benefits

  • Improve Concentration
  • Reduce Stress
  • Increase Fitness
  • Self-Discipline
  • Respect for Self & Others

Personal Benefits

  • Self-Defense
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Control
  • Respect for Self & Others
  • Self Awareness