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Ma                                                                              

Space between yourself and your opponent

Ma ai                                                                          

Distancing. But also a concept that considers timing, distance and space in your ability

to score

Mae                                                                            

Front

Mae ashi geri                                                               

Front leg kick

Mae ashi kekomi                                                         

Front leg thrust

Mae empi uchi                                                             

Forward elbow strike

Mae geri                                                                      

Front kick

Mae geri Haisoku                                                        

Front kick, using the instep as the

surface making contact with the target

Mae geri Kagato                                                         

Front snap kick using the heel

Mae geri keage                                                            

Front snap kick

Mae geri kekomi                                                         

Front thrust kick

Mae geri keoroshi                                                        

Front descending kick

Mae geri sokuto                                                          

Front kick using edge of the foot

Mae geri tsumasaki                                                      

Front kick using the toes

Mae hiji ate                                                                 

Forward elbow strike

Mae tobi geri                                                               

Jumping front kick

Mae tsugi ashi                                                              

Forward sliding step

Mae ude heneri uke                                                     

Forearm twist block

Maeba                                                                        

A position that is ready for kumite

Maeken tsuki                                                               

Jab punch

Maete                                                                         

Jab

Mageru                                                                       

Circle

Makiwara                                                                    

Punching board or post

Makiwara renshu                                                         

Makiwara training

Manji uke                                                                    

Double block, one gedan, the other performing a jodan uchi uke

Mawaru                                                                      

To spin, rotate or turn

Mawashi                                                                     

Roundhouse, or circular

Mawashi geri                                                               

Roundhouse kick, striking with either the instep (sokko) or ball of the foot (josokutei)

Mawashi uke, uchi, tsuki                                              

Circular block, stike, punch

Meikyo                                                                       

‘Polished Mirror’ Kata

Menkyo                                                                      

Teachers certificate

Migi                                                                            

Right

Mikazuki barai, geri                                                     

Cresent sweep, half moon kick

Mizu nagare kamae                                                      

‘Flowing water’ posture

Mochi                                                                         

Grip

Morote uke, uchi                                                         

Double or augmented, block, strike

Morote sukui uke                                                        

Two handed scooping block

Morote tsuki                                                                            

U punch

Mu                                                                                          

Nothingness, a mental approach to clear you mind so you don’t get distracted.

Mukyuu                                                                                   

A beginner who has attained no rank

Muna dori                                                                               

A single handed grab of a lapel

Mune dori                                                                               

double handed grab of a lapel

Munen mushin                                                                         

An empty or clear mind

Mushin                                                                                    

An uncluttered mind, enabling you to adapt to any circumstance, since there is no

distraction.

Musubi dachi                                                                           

Informal attention stance. Keep heels off the floor, with your toes pointing in opposing

45 degree angles.