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Ma Ai
The distance between two opponents.
  
Mae
Front" or "forward.
  
Mae Ashi
Front leg
  
Mae Ashi Geri
Kick with the front leg
  
Mae Enpi Uchi
Front elbow strike
  
Mae Fumikomi
Front stamping kick
  
Mae Geri
Front kick
  
Mae Geri Keage
Front snap kick
  
Mae Geri Kekomi
Front thrust kick
  
Mae Hiji Ate
Front elbow strike
  
Mae Tobi Geri
Jump front kick
  
Mae Ude Hineri Uke
Inner forearm block
  
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.
  
Marman
(Indian) The vital points of the human body. These are the same points like in the Kyūsho in the Japanese Martial Arts. The knowledge of the Marman is necessary to study the Kalaripayat.
  
Master
A title bestowed on a martial artist who has attained advanced rank after long years of study.
  
Matae
Stop; a command.
  
Mate
Wait" or "stop.
  
Mawashi
Circular
  
Mawashi Enpi Uchi
Circular elbow strike
  
Mawashi Geri
Roundhouse kick
  
Mawashi Hiji Ate
Circular elbow strike
  
Mawashi Zuki
Roundhouse punch
  
Mawatte
Turn !
  
Meijin
"Expert." One who has mastered an art far beyond the boundaries of physical prowess.
  
Meikyo
Name of a karate kata
  
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.
  
Migi
Right" or "right side.
  
Mikazuki
Crescent
  
Mikazuki Geri
Crescent kick
  
Mikazuki Geri Uke
Crescent kick block
  
Mizu no Kokoro
"Mind like water." A psychological principle of the martial arts emphasizing the need to calm the mind, much like the surface of undisturbed water, while facing an opponent.
  
Mizugumo
"Water spider." A water-crossing device used by the ninja and composed of four carved pieces of wood fastened together to form a circle with a hole in the middle.
  
Mizukaki
A weblike device used by the ninja. They were placed on the feet during swimming. Similar to present-day flippers.
  
Modotte
A command for returning to the original position, used in competition.
  
Mokpyo
"Striking point" or "target." Weak areas of the body that can be effectively struck or kicked.
  
Mokuso
Meditation, concentration
  
Mokuso Yame
Stop meditating !
  
Mokusoh
"Quiet thought." A quiet form of meditation usually performed before and after a training session in the Japanese martial arts.
  
Moo Duk Kwan
"Institute of military virtue." A style of Korean martial arts similar to Tae Kwon Do.
  
Mooreup
Knee.
  
Morote
Double, with both arms
  
Morote Awase Uchi
Hit/attack with both arms
  
Morote Awase Uke
Block with both arms
  
Morote Awase Zuki
Punch with both arms
  
Morote Chudan Uke
Double arm block middle level
  
Morote Gari
A throw in which the attacker wraps his arms around the opponent's legs and pushes his shoulder into the opponent's abdomen to take him down backwards.
  
Morote Jodan Uke
Double arm block upper level
  
Morote Uke
Double block with forearms
  
Morote Zuki
Double punch, double forward fist strike
  
Motonoichi
"Return to the original position." A command used by a referee during a karate match.
  
Mu
"Nothing." The Zen nothingness or emptyness. This principle is often used in the Japanese martial arts to make one clear in the mind of all thought so the body will respond instantly to any situation.
  
Mudansha
A martial arts student who has not yet attained the rank of black belt.
  
Mui Fa Jeong
"Plum flower stumps." A series of tree stumps driven into the ground on top of which certain styles practice kung fu.
  
Mune
Chest or abdomen.
  
Musubi Dachi
Waiting stance (used for Rei)
  
Muton
The short sticks used in arnis, usually about three feet in length.
  
Myung Chi
Solar plexus.
  
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