Gravity and Grounding
Speed, Timing, Breathing
Congruity and Training
Students, and Arts
Deciding to Leave
- Ohayo gozaimasu (ohio go-zah-ee-mahs)
- good morning. (used before 10:00 am.)
- Konnichi wa (cone-knee-chee-wah)
- hello; good day. (used after 10:00 am.)
- Komban wa (comb-bahn wah)
- good evening.
- Oyasumi nasai (oh-yah-sue-me nah-sigh) good night; rest well. (used before bedtime.)
- Sayonara (sigh-yoh-nah-rah)
- Arigato gozaimasu (ah-ree-gah-toe go-zah-ee-mass)
- thank you (used for something which has not yet been done).
- Arigato gozaimashita (ah-ree-gah-toe go-zah-ee-mash-tah)
- thank you (used for something which has been completed).
- (Sensei,) domo arigato gozaimashita (sen-say doe-moe ah-ree-gah-toe go-zah-ee-mash-tah)
- (Teacher,) thank you very much for what you have done. (spoken by students after aikido class and after being personally instructed.)
- Onegai shimasu (oh-nih-guy she-mahss)
- I make a request. (spoken when one wishes to practice with a fellow student or a teacher.
- Gomen nasai (go-men nah-sigh)
- I'm sorry; excuse me. (spoken after inadvertently touching someone.)
- Do itashimashite (doe e-tah-she-mash-tay)
- Don't mention it; you're welcome.
- Ogenki desuka (oh-ghen-key des-kah)
- how are you? are you in good spirits?
- Okagesama de (oh-kah-ghe-sah-ma day)
- fine, thank you. (a response to "ogenki desuka".)
- Hajimemashite (ha-gee-may-mahsh-tay)
- How do you do? (used when introduced to someone for the first time.)