Dictionary of Terms World Black Belt - M
The distance between two opponents
"Front" or "forward."
Tapping with the hand to signify submission
To lose or be defeated
A karate training post designed for toughening various striking points
A title bestowed on a martial artist who has attained advanced rank after long years of study
"Wait" or "stop."
"Expert." One who has mastered an art far beyond the boundaries of physical prowess.
A bamboo pin used to secure the handle of a samurai sword to the blade
The head protector used in kendo
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.
Hilt ornaments of a samurai sword
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.