Terminology - Remembering

Introduction
Ever had difficulty remembering terminology? For instance how to remember Haiwan, Gaiwan, Shuwean and Naiwan? or the parts of the foot, etc...

Mnemonics
To help you remember the terms I would suggest using mnemonics - make up a phrase which jogs your memory. Do you remember learning trigonometry at school? Your teacher probably got you to remember the sine and cosine rules by giving you a phrase like "Some Old Horses, Can Always Hear, Their Owners Approach", or "Sohcahtoa".

There are plenty of mnemonics for remembering pretty much everything - "On his way he madly puns" is a rhyming mnemonic for "honi soit qui maly pense" which appears on the royal garter.

Mnemonics can be used to help you remember Karate terminology too, so here's a couple to start off with: -

Naiwan, Haiwan, Gaiwan, Shuwan (inner , top , outer and under) forearm Ninjas Hate Green Sushi - my main trouble is remembering the order of these
Sokuto (side of foot), Haisoku (in step) Sokuto, and Haisoku both have the "sock" sound in them, and Haisoku is "High Sock" - so instep, and Sokuto - when making this foot position your big toe is up - so"Sock U(p) Toe"

If you come up with any more you'd like to share e-mail me and I'll post them up.