Pronouncing Japanese 

Understanding the Japanese language can be very tricky especially when other instructors pronounce the words and terms differently. This little key will help you to correctly pronounce the karate terms. 

 

(A) is pronounced Ah, as in the word Car 

(E) is pronounced Eh as in the word pet 

(I) is pronounced Ee as in the word street 

(O) is pronounced  Oh as in the word slow

(U) is pronounced Ooh as in the word food