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1. [Common Usage] front, forward
2. 'Front', 'In front'
3. (ma'eh) "front" or "forward"
4. forward
6. mae geri: front snap kick
7. mae-geri-keage front snap kick
9. mae-ate front blow
mae-geri front kick
mae ukemi
1. [Judo, Ju-jutsu] a forward breakfall
2. forward fall or forward-roll: the right or left hand and arm is slightly curved and held in line with a dorsal diagonal coming from the right or left shoulder to the left or right hip respectively. Uke is then able to roll over his or her back and, with training, rise to standing position to complete the technique
3. (ma-eh oo-kehm-ee) The front breakfall in judo.
mae ushiro nage
4. Forward Rear Throw
From the ready position, your attacker thrusts with his knife. Block the attacker's forearm with a juji block, your right arm over your left. You should block with your lower forearms. Your hand should be open, but fingers and thumbs of each hand should be together. Step forward with your left foot about half a step at the same time to absorb the shock of the block. Maintain the block with your left forearm as you slide your right had down, and grab between the attacker's wrist and hand to keep his hand and knife from moving. Step back with your right foot as you raise his right arm up. Pivot back in with your right foot as you finish bringing his arm up, and pull out, down, and back in a big circe to your right, thus throwing the attacker.
mae yubi nage
4. Outside Forward Finger Throw
Your opponent sets a full rear nelson. To break the hold, grab one or two fingers with your right hand, and pull the finger(s) back. Straighten his arm away to your right, and turn to face the attacker. Bring your left hand up, and grab three of his fingers. Move your right foot away from the attacker slightly, and turn on the balls of your feet so that you're facing the same direction as the attacker. Push his hand slightly upward, out, and down in a big circle as you step forward with your right foot to execute the throw.
1. [Common Usage] wrap; the wrap used on the hilt of a katana or shaft of a naginata
[Kobudo] the act of wrapping the chain of a kusarigama or suruchin around the arm or weapon of the opponent
2. winding, wrapping
4. to round


2. [Judo] A throw preceded by a blocking action when an opponent shows strong resistance, ending with a Sutemi (sacrifice; throwing oneself to the ground in order also to throw the opponent).
3. (ma'kee koh'mee) "winding" A compound word attached to numerous judo techniques in which the winding of the body represents an important aspect of the throw.
4. body winding throw
When your attacker starts a sideswipe swing to your head, lean forward to block with your left forearm, stepping forward with your left foot if necessary, to get your head out of line of his club swing. Your left hand grabs the attacker's sleeve or arm. Turn in so that you are tight against his body. Thrust your right arm over his right arm, shoving his right shoulder under your right armpit. Block his right leg with your right leg. Lean forward, keeping your entire body straight, turning to your left as you fall.
7. maki-komi roll in, e.g. soto makikomi-outer winding throw
ma sutemi waza
1. masutemi waza [Judo] throwing techniques that involve sacrificing one's own balance to the rear
2. [Judo] A Sutemi (sacrifice throw) 'on the back' technique conprising three movements: Tomoe-nage, Ura-nage, Sumi-gaeshi. See also Sutemi-waza, Nage-no-kata.
3. (ma soo-tehm'ee wa'za) A collective name for a group of judo throws performed from a prone position. It is a subdivision of sutemi-waza, often referred to as sacrifice throws.
9. supine sacrifice techniques
mawashi tsuki
1. [Karate] roundhouse punch
2. [Karate] a roundhouse or hook punch
3. mawashi-zuki (ma-wash'ee zoo'kee) "roundhouse punch" A karate punch whose delivery from the hip is characterized by a three-quarter rotation of the striking fist in a wide circular motion. This technique is applied with a twisting movement of the hip for maximum efficiency.
10. [Karate] A roundhouse punch.
1. [Common Usage] right
2. right, on the right, right hand side
4. to the right
7. right
1. [Common Usage] two-handed, both hands, augmented hand technique
2. 'With both hands'
3. (moh-roh-teh) "double" or "two-handed" A term synonymous with the use of two hands to perform a certain technique, e.g., morote seoi-nage (two-handed shoulder throw).
4. both hands
7. both hands
1. [Common Usage]
  1. nothingness, emptiness, often used to refer to the concept of clearing the mind of any desire or specific intention
  2. an alternative reading for the character for bu, which means martial
2. The concept of the total negation of everything which seems to exist, analogous to that of Shunya (emptiness) of Buddhist philosophy, according to which the unity and totality of everything in existence is united in a single entity which cannot be known by the senses.
3. (moo) "nothing" The Zen nothingness or emptiness. This principle is often used in the Japanese martial arts to make one clear the mind of all thought so the body will respond instantly to any situation.
1. [Common Usage] a student who holds only a kyu rank.
2. A pupil of a martial art who has only Kyu level grades.
3. (moo-dan'shuh) "one without grade" A martial arts student who has not yet attained the rank of black belt. See kyu.
4. novice; below black belt
7. judo pupil below black belt grade. The prefix mu signifies negation-"nothing"
1. [Common Usage] an empty or clear mind; a mind not fixed on anything and open to everything
2. 'No mind', 'Original mind'; a mind not fixed upon anything and open to everything, reflecting everything like a mirror. It is opposite of Ushin, a mind temporarily fixed and consequently superficial. Munen-mushin (Muso) is the state of emptiness (Shunya), a total availability of the mind which is not fixed (Mushin) and is consequently never troubled by the appearance of things. This is the Wu-wei, the 'No action' of the Chinese Taoists. Suiei-mushin implies that life as we ordinarily conceive it is a kind of waking dream; an idea which is opposed to those of Mushin and Satori. See Kokoro.
5. Empty mind.
10. A word meaning "no mind," part of Muga-mushin, "no self, no mind." This is an open mind, one that is not concerned with appearances.
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