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13:28 Sep 6, 2002
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Retail / retail
English term or phrase: Strength
Attempting to develop name of a karate school which translates in english to "Strength Karate"
Bruce Costa

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5 +1how about 力道空手 rikidou karate
Mike Sekine
Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
Craig Hills
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how about 力道空手 rikidou karate

Strength means a lot of things in Japanese so it's difficult to pinpoint one that suits your needs the best.

Instead, I'll be creative once again:

力道 (rikidou) means "The Tao of Strength/Power".

Mike Sekine
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Are you looking for a name for your Dojo or your style? Reading you posts made me wonder about your objective.

Mr Sekine's suggestion, 'Rikido Karate', has a good ring. I evoke images of Rikido-Zan, probably the first, world-renowned Japanese wrestler known well for his size and strength.


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
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Use Karate 空手 with any of the following:

千人力空手 = Strength of 1000 men Karate

力付く 【ちからずく】 (n,v5k) (1) by force; forcibly; with all one's might; (2) to recover one's strength; to recover one's spirit; to revive; to be refreshed; to be invigorated; to be encouraged
千人力 【せんにんりき】 (n) strength of a thousand men
力 【ちから / りき】 (n) force; strength; energy; might; power; agency; authority; influence; vigor; stress; emphasis; exertions; endeavors; efficacy; help; support; good offices; ability; faculty; capability; attainment; means; resources; (P)
人力 【じんりょく】 (n) human power; human strength; human effort; human agency
強弱 【きょうじゃく】 (n) strength; power; (P)
強さ 【つよさ】 (n) strength; power; (P)
体力 【たいりょく】 (n) physical strength; (P)
筋力 【きんりょく】 (n) physical strength
腕っ節 【うでっぷし】 (n) physical strength
腕力 【わんりょく】 (n) physical strength; brute strength; arm strength; (P)
力量 【りきりょう】 (n) ability; physical strength; capacity; tact
戦闘力 【せんとうりょく】 (n) fighting strength
精神力 【せいしんりょく】 (n) emotional strength; force of will
十人力 【じゅうにんりき】 the strength of ten
金剛力 【こんごうりき】 (n) superhuman (Herculean) strength
強力 【ごうりき】 (adj-na,n) herculean strength; mountain carrier-guide
剛力 【ごうりき】 (adj-na,n) herculean strength; mountain carrier-guide
大力 【だいりき】 (n) immense physical strength
馬鹿力 【ばかぢから】 (n) great physical power; animal strength

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