At school, my only ever VLA (lowest rating) was in Japanese. The irony of having to learn it again for my sport is not lost on me...
Yame -the command to stop
reiho (ree-hoe) - manners
Men (Men) - Head.
Kote (Co. - Tay) - Gauntlet
Do (Homer Simpson 'DOH') - Breastplate
Kendo-gu OR Bogu - kendo equipment.
Kamae - the basic forward standing guard position.
Rei - a bow
Ritsu-rei - a bow at the standing position.
Zekken - the name tag, made of cloth or leather and attached to the Tare.
ichi ni san shi go roku shichi (shi-chi) hachi (hat-chi) kyu (coo) ju