Martial Arts – Japanese Numbers

This page teaches you how to count in Japanese for Karate, Judo, Aikido & other Japanese martial arts. Many traditional Japanese martial arts schools require that their students know basic Japanese numbers, words and terms. Students often need to count in Japanese for stretchingkatas, etc. We have also added some videos below where you can hear and learn the proper pronunciation of these Japanese numbers. For additional Japanese words & commands, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Martial Arts Terminology section.

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Martial Arts – Counting In Japanese

  • One – Ichi
  • Two – Ni
  • Three – San
  • Four – Shi
  • Five – Go
  • Six – Roku
  • Seven – Nana
  • Eight – Hachi
  • Nine – Kyu
  • Ten – Juu

 

  • Eleven – Juu Ichi
  • Twelve – Juu Ni
  • Thirteen – Juu San
  • Fourteen – Juu Shi
  • Fifteen – Juu Go
  • Sixteen – Juu Roku
  • Seventeen – Juu Nana
  • Eighteen – Juu Hachi
  • Nineteen – Juu Kyu
  • Twenty – Ni Juu
  • Twenty One – Ni Juu Ichi
  • Twenty Two – Ni Juu Ni
  • Twenty Three – Ni Juu San
  • Twenty Four – Ni Juu Shi
  • Twenty Five – Ni Juu Go
  • Twenty Six – Ni Juu Roku
  • Twenty Seven – Ni Juu Nana
  • Twenty Eight – Ni Juu Hachi
  • Twenty Nine – Ni Juu Kyu

 

  • Thirty – San Juu
  • Forty – Shi Juu
  • Fifty – Go Juu
  • Sixty – Roku Juu
  • Seventy – Shichi Juu
  • Eighty – Hachi Juu
  • Ninety – Kyu Juu
  • Hundred – Hyaku
  • Two Hundred – Ni-Hyaku
  • Three Hundred – San-Byaku
  • Four Hundred – Yon-Hyaku
  • Five Hundred – Go-Hyaku
  • Six Hundred – Rop-Pyaku
  • Seven Hundred – Nana-Hyaku
  • Eight Hundred – Hap-Pyaku
  • Nine Hundred – Kyu-Hyaku
  • Thousand – Sen

How To Count In Japanese

Karate Numbers

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References

  1. Wikipedia, Japanese Numerals, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_numerals