Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - M


Ma ai

The distance between two opponents

Mae

"Front" or "forward."

Mairi

Tapping with the hand to signify submission

Makeru

To lose or be defeated

Makiwara

A karate training post designed for toughening various striking points

Marki

Block

Master

A title bestowed on a martial artist who has attained advanced rank after long years of study

Mate

"Wait" or "stop."

Meijin

"Expert." One who has mastered an art far beyond the boundaries of physical prowess.

Mekugi

A bamboo pin used to secure the handle of a samurai sword to the blade

Men

The head protector used in kendo

Menkyo kaiden

A certificate of full proficiency in a Japanese martial art, usually awarded to an advanced student deemed more suited to carry on the translation of the art.

Menuki

Hilt ornaments of a samurai sword

Mi

The blade of a knife or sword

Mi tsung i

"Labyrinth art." A highly deceptive method of kung fu featuring rapid, baffling turns and attacks.

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