Karate Terminology. Our application will allow you to choose the English or Japanese word, then you will see the translated Japanese or English version. You can choose a random term by shaking the phone or the "Choose for Me" button. You can even filter on the type of terms you would like to see. Want to learn the Japanese terms the instructors are using during your Karate classes. A key part to the Martial Arts experience is knowing and understanding the culture and language.