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Term Kanji Meaning
Sai Trident like weapon used by ufuchiku (Tekpi/Tjabang)
Saifa 砕破 Kata: Crush and Destory / Originally Shifa (獅法)
Sakusan 鍚杖 A monk's staff (metal circles with rings)
Sanchin 三戦 Kata: Three Battles (other kanji: 参戦/三進/三戰/参心)
Sanchin Dachi 三戦立ち Three battles stance (sunadokei dachi)
Sanjuroku Sei 閩人三十六姓 36 Clans of the Min-People who settled in Naha around 1392
Sanseiru 三十六 Kata: Thirty Six (sometimes seen as 三十六手)
Sansetsukon 三節棍 Three section staff
Sapposhi 冊封使 Chinese ambassadors who visited the Ryukyus
Satunushi 里之子 Caste: Upper Page
Satunushi Pechin 里之子親雲上 Caste: Middle Pechin
Seifuku 制服 Uniform - see gi (着)
Seipai 十八 Kata: 18 (also seen as: 十八手)
Seisan 十三 Kata: Thirteen (sometimes seen as 十三手)
Seiyonchin 制引戦 Kata: Control in Battle (Original Mandarin: 随運勁)
Seiza 正座 Proper sitting
Shaku Unit of measurement, roughly 1 ft imperial (see Chi)
Shikina-en 識名園 Ryukyuan Royal Gardens - UNESCO Dec 2000
Shiko Dachi 四股立ち Square stance (four point stance)
Shirizoku 退く Retreat
Shiro Color: White
Shisa 獅子 Okinawan Yokai: Lion Dog (シーサー)
Shisochin 四向戦 Kata: Battle in Four Directions
Shizen Dachi 自然立ち Natural stance (short front stance)
Shoreikan 尚禮館 Toguchi Seikichi's dojo in Okinawa (also 尚礼館)
Shotei Uchi 掌底打ち Palm heel strike
Shotei Uke 掌底受け Palm block
Shuto Uke 手刀受け Knife Hand block (Hand Blade Block)
So Spear, also called a Yari
Sochin 叟戰 Kata: War (also seen as: 向戦/壯鎭/相戦)
Sohei 僧兵 Warrior Monks of both medieval and feudal Japan
Sokuto Geri 足刀蹴り Foot edge kick (blade of foot kick)
Soto Uke 外受け Blocking from outside to inside with inside wrist
Sune Geri 脛蹴り Shin kick (striking with shin)
Sunsu スンス Kata: Sun Nu Su - 塩の師 (Master of Salt)
Suparinpe 壱百零八 Kata: 108 (Religious meaning)
Surujin 双流星 A meteor hammer made with rope and stone (ryuseisui)
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