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On Kenseikai's web pages, words in bold characters are standard representations of Japanese hiragana in Roman alphabets(Romanji). These representations are commonly used with Japanese word processors.

Typing the bold character words on a PC that has the ability to convert the Romanji alphabet into Japanese characters is an easy way to get the corresponding Japanese hiragana, or even the Kanji characters, for words.

However, those Romanji representation of names of techniques are not consistent, throughout this web site, with ones used in WSKO official curriculum. The author uses traditional "Romanji" representation, but, this principle is not applied to all of the names. Some names are written using newer representation. It is used in mixed way. The author of this site is sorry about the inconvenience caused by these mixture. Although the author would like to continue to use traditional "Romanji" representation, he will add WSKO official "Romanji" representation at the same time, so far as it will not make page design uneasy to see. It will be shown in parentheses like, Niou Ken (Nio ken)

Basic Japanese conversation and modes of greetings are introduced on the "Daily talk" page, Please refer to that page if you should have the opportunity to visit Japan or to talk with people who speak Japanese.


Japanese Characters and Pronunciation Japanese characters, along with their phoneticHiragana and Romanji alphabet representations and pronunciations are introduced. Phonetic characters can help you to build your verbal language ability.
Physical Movement Several commonly used Japanese characters and words having meanings to do with movement are shown.
Direction Important Japanese characters and words having to do with directions of movement are shown. These will help you to understand directions of techniques.
The Body and its Parts You may have heard these Japanese words used in descriptions of techniques. A knowledge of these words will help you to understand descriptions of various techniques.
Techniques Under construction
Daily Talk Selected phrases used in daily conversation, such as how to say "Good morning." or "May I see the training?" in Japanese are explained. Also, useful words for visiting a dojo are introduced.

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