Counting in Japanese

Karate is usually taught using the original Japanese terms, and that includes counting in Japanese.┬áThe second syllable is slightly suppressed, so “Ichi” becomes phonetically more like “itch!” and “Roku” sounds more like “Rokk”.Traditionally, in Kihon (training of basic techniques), students produce a Ki-Ai (Shout) at the 10th repetition of a technique.
In partner training such as Ippon Kumite (one-step sparring), the speed and power of each technique is gradually increased, and the 5th repetition
(in some Dojos the 3rd) is accompanied by a Ki-Ai at the final technique of both attacker and defender.

Counting

 

IchiOne
NiTwo
SanThree
ShiFour
GoFive
RokuSix
ShichiSeven
HachiEight
KuNine
JuTen
Ni juTwenty
San juThirty
Yon juFourty
Go juFifty
Roku juSixty
Nana juSeventy
Hachi juEighty
Ku juNinety
Hiyaku juOne hundred