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Single character insriptions: $14
     

Single Character Martial Concept Inscriptions

($14)

 

Inscription number

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Character

Pronunciation

Meaning

 
ma1.1
bu
martial; conflict resolution
 
ma1.2
de
advance, forward
 
ma1.3
ei
defense, protection
 
ma1.4
geki
attack
 
ma1.5
go
protect, defense
 
ma1.6
ha
blade, edge
 
ma1.7
haku
sweep
 
ma1.8
haya
quick, early
 
ma1.9
ho
protect
 
ma1.10
jo
stick, staff, cane
 
ma1.11
jutsu
art, technique; trick; magic
 
ma1.12
ka
influence, change
 
ma1.14
kage
hide, conceal, obscure
 
ma1.15
karame
arrest, bind
 
ma1.16
katana
sword, blade
 
ma1.17
katsu
win, victory
 
ma1.18
ken
sword
 
ma1.19
ko
drum
 
ma1.20
megumi
show mercy to, bless
 
ma1.21
mei
oath; alliance
 
ma1.22
mo
fierceness; strength
 
ma1.23
mu
martial
 
ma1.24
narashi
tamed
 
ma1.25
nasake
compassion, sympathy
 
ma1.26
nebari
stickiness; perserverance
 
ma1.27
nige
escape
 
ma1.28
nijiri
trample down
 
ma1.29
nikui
difficult
 
ma1.30
no
obtain; sheath (the sword)
 
ma1.31
odoshi
intimidate, scarecrow
 
ma1.32
omote
face; honor, reputation
 
ma1.33
on
grace, kindness, mercy
 
ma1.34
ri
advantage; victory
 
ma1.35
rin
trample down
 
ma1.36
ryoku
strength, power
 
ma1.37
sai
cut, chop
 
ma1.38
sakebi
shout, cry, roar, howl
 
ma1.39
samurai
samurai warrior (servant)
 
ma1.40
samurai
samurai warrior (knight)
         

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2 Character Martial Concept Inscriptions

($20)

 

Inscription number

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Character

Pronunciation

Meaning

 
ma2.1
aiki
harmony of spirit
 
ma2.2
bubaru
to be warrior like
 
ma2.3
budo
martial ways; resolve conflict
 
ma2.4
bugei
martial arts
 
ma2.5
bugi
martial arts
 
ma2.7
bujutsu
martial techniques
 
ma2.8
buke
samurai, martial family
 
ma2.9
bukyo
warrior creed
 
ma2.10
bumbu
sword and pen
 
ma2.11
bushi
samurai warrior
 
ma2.12
bushin
martial spirit
 
ma2.13
busshin
matter and mind
 
ma2.14
butoku
chivalry
 
ma2.15
chikama
close (fighting) distance
 
ma2.16
datto
drawing a sword
 
ma2.17
engetsu
large circular motion (full moon)
 
ma2.18
funto
fighting spirit
 
ma2.19
furikaburi
upraised sword
 
ma2.20
gekken
fencing (strike with a sword)
 
ma2.21
genjutsu
magic, sorcery
 
ma2.22
gijutsu
technique,art, skill
 
ma2.23
goryoku
resultant of unifying forces
 
ma2.24
goshin
self defense
 
ma2.25
hamon
blade temper pattern
 
ma2.26
hamono
edge of blade
 
ma2.27
hanko
counterattack
 
ma2.28
hanshi
master teacher, model scholar
 
ma2.29
happo
all eight directions
 
ma2.30
hawatari
length of blade; sword walking
 
ma2.31
hiya
fire arrow
 
ma2.32
hosomi
slender blade
 
ma2.33
hoto
treasured sword
 
ma2.34
iai
face to face combat with a sword (mutually present)
 
ma2.35
hyojin
sharp, glistening sword
 
ma2.36
jigo
self defense
 
ma2.37
jissen
actual combat, real fighting
 
ma2.38
jodo
the martial way of the staff
 
ma2.39
jojutsu
staff techniques
 
ma2.42
jutsusha
magician, witch
 
ma2.43
kaburaya
buzzing arrow
 
ma2.44
kage ryu
kage school of sword
 
ma2.45
kankei
strength in spite of smallness
 
ma2.46
kasen
flaming arrow
 
ma2.47
katanamochi
sword bearer
 
ma2.49
kembu
sword dance
 
ma2.50
kendo
modern martial way derived from kenjutsu
 
ma2.51
kengeki
sword play
 
ma2.52
kenjutsu
sword fencing techniques
 
ma2.53
kenkaku
swordsman
 
ma2.54
kenmei
going all out, risking one's life
 
ma2.55
ken no michi
way of the sword
 
ma2.56
kenpo
fighting system origination in China (fist law)
 
ma2.57
kenshi
sword master
 
ma2.58
kenshin
sword and mind
 
ma2.59
kensho
sword and brush
 
ma2.60
kesshi
do or die spirit
 
ma2.61
kiai
unification of mind and body manifested in a focused shout
 
ma2.62
kiken
danger, risk
 
ma2.63
kimete
winning move
 
ma2.64
kinso
sword cut
 
ma2.65
kireaji
sharpness (of a sword)
 
ma2.66
kiriai
fighting with real swords
 
ma2.67
komyo
skilled, cleverness
 
ma2.68
ku no kokoro
spaciousness of mind
 
ma2.69
kurai
mental freedom from pressure (become emptyness)
 
ma2.70
kyogan
penetrating eye
 
ma2.71
kyokai
calm and carefree heart
 
ma2.72
kyoshin
unison, accord
 
ma2.73
mamorigatana
self defense sword
 
ma2.74
masagatsu
true victory
 
ma2.75
meijin
expert , master
 
ma2.76
mikomi
penetrating gaze
 
ma2.77
mizu no kokoro
a spirit like calm water
 
ma2.78
muni
without equal
 
ma2.79
myogi
splendid feat
 
ma2.80
myoken
mysterious sword
 
ma2.81
nadegiri
killing several opponents with one sweep of the sword
 
ma2.82
nagareya
stray arrow
 
ma2.83
naimaku
hidden circumstances
 
ma2.84
nakazora
mid-air
 
ma2.85
naname mae
advancing diagonally
 
ma2.86
nikudan
human bullet
 
ma2.87
nidugan
naked eye
 
ma2.88
ninja
spy
 
ma2.89
ninjo
bloodshed (blade wound)
 
ma2.90
ninkyo
chivalry
 
ma2.91
ninmu
sense of duty to one's work
 
ma2.92
niramikaesu
glare back
 
ma2.93
nuki ashi
stealthy footsteps
 
ma2.94
nukiuchi
sudden sword attack
 
ma2.95
ojite
responding to (an attack)
 
ma2.96
omoto
foundation (great source)
 
ma2.97
onagi
dead calm
 
ma2.98
onimusha
intrepid warrior, daredevil
 
ma2.99
onken
hidden sword
 
ma2.100
osakebi
war cry
 
ma2.101
ransen
free-for-all fight
 
ma2.102
reisei
calmness (cool stillness)
 
ma2.103
rentatsu
an expert
 
ma2.104
renzuki
continuous attack
 
ma2.105
reppai
defeat of the weaker
 
ma2.106
rijin
sharp sword (victory sword)
 
ma2.107
rikisen
hard fighting
 
ma2.108
ronin
lordless samurai (wave man)
 
ma2.109
ryozen
win-win situation
 
ma2.110
sakki
bloodthirstiness (killing spirit)
 
ma2.111
seki no yama
to arrive at one's peak
 
ma2.112
seni
fighting spirit
 
ma2.113
senken
forsight
 
ma2.114
senshi
warrior
 
ma2.115
shido
samurai code, chivalry (way of the samurai)
 
ma2.116
shimmei
risk one's life
         

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3 Character Martial Concept Inscriptions

($26)

 

Inscription number

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Character

Pronunciation

Meaning

 
ma3.1
aikido
the way of harmony
 
ma3.2
aikijo
jo staff of aiki practice
 
ma3.3
aikijutsu
art of accord
 
ma3.4
budoka
one who resolves conflict
 
ma3.5
buki ho
the way of weapons
 
ma3.6
bushi damashii
samurai spirit
 
ma3.7
bushido
way of the warrior
 
ma3.8
bushi no me
eyes of the samurai (sight and insight)
 
ma3.9
chushin dori
taking the center
 
ma3.10
daishori
decisive victory
 
ma3.11
debana waza
intiating an attack before the enemy can attack
 
ma3.12
en no irimi
circular entry (into an attack)
 
ma3.13
fureaiki
aiki touch techniques
 
ma3.14
gijutsuka
technician, expert
 
ma3.15
hanashi no heiho
combat strategy of detachment
 
ma3.16
happo biraki
total awareness (open on all eight sides)
 
ma3.17
heiho no michi
way of strategy
 
ma3.18
heihoka
strategist
 
ma3.19
hitotsu no tachi
sword of one
 
ma3.20
iaido
sword drawing
 
ma3.21
jindaiko
war drum
 
ma3.23
katana no temae
face of a samurai
 
ma3.24
katsuhayabi
victory here and now
 
ma3.25
katsujin ken
sword that spares the enemy
 
ma3.26
kensho ichi
sword and brush are one
 
ma3.27
kiai jutsu
kiai tecnniques; hypnotism
 
ma3.29
kobudo
ancient martial ways
 
ma3.30
kobujutsu
ancient matial arts
 
ma3.31
kobushi
old samurai (feudal warrior)
 
ma3.32
kongoriki
incredible strength
 
ma3.33
meijingei
expert skill
 
ma3.34
membokudama
face, honor, dignity
 
ma3.35
musa no sa
action of non-action
 
ma3.36
muso ken
sword without equal
 
ma3.37
mutekatsu
winning without fighting
 
ma3.38
naihansen
fighting on a levee (called "naihanchin" in Okinawa)
 
ma3.39
namabyoho
unproven tactics
 
ma3.40
nihonto
Japanese sword
 
ma3.41
nobushi
wandering samurai
 
ma3.42
ochimusha
figitive warrior
 
ma3.43
odeki
well done (great success)
 
ma3.44
ojigi
bow, greeting
 
ma3.45
onna musha
woman warrior
 
ma3.46
osensei
great teacher
 
ma3.47
rentatsu no shi
an expert; a seasoned man
 
ma3.48
ryototsukai
weilding two swords
 
ma3.49
samurai katagi
samurai spirit
 
ma3.50
satsujinken
sword that kills the enemy
 
ma3.51
senjojutsu
arts of the battlefield
 
ma3.52
senninriki
strength of a thousand
 
ma3.53
shidachi
defender in sword work
         

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4 and 5 Character Martial Concept Inscriptions

($32)

 

Inscription number

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Character

Pronunciation

Meaning

 
ma4.1
aikibudo
martial art of aiki
 
ma4.2
aikibujutsu
martial techniques of aiki
 
ma4.3
aikijujutsu
art of gentle accord
 
ma4.4
banyuaigo
to love and protect all things
 
ma4.5
budo no arikata
ideal purpose of budo
 
ma4.6
budo shingi
true meaning of budo
 
ma4.7
bunbu ryodo
sword and pen are both ways to enlightenment
 
ma4.8
bushi no ichigon
the single word of the warrior
 
ma4.9
chokusen no irimi
directly entering (into an attack)
 
ma4.10
chushin dori no heiho
combat strategy of taking the center
 
ma4.11
fukanyusei
impenetrability
 
ma4.12
happo zanshin
dominating spirit in all eight directions
 
ma4.13
henka no heiho
combat strategy of changing
 
ma4.15
ichi no hyoshi no heiho
rythm of one combat strategy
 
ma4.16
isshin itto
one mind - one strike (sword)
 
ma4.17
issoku itto no maai
interval of one step - one sword
 
ma4.18
kage ugokashi no heiho
strategy of removing the shadow that hides the intention of the enemy
 
ma4.19
katchu bujutsu
techniques of martial arts performed in honor
 
ma4.20
kendo jurai
bounce back from defeat wth renewed spirit
 
ma4.21
kenshin ichinyo
sword and mind like one
 
ma4.23
kikai tanden
physical / spiritual center ( spirit sea - red field )
 
ma4.24
kikyu sombo
matter of life and death
 
ma4.25
koryu bujutsu
classical martial arts
 
ma4.26
kureba mukae sareba okuru
when the opponent arrives, welcome them in; when they depart, send them away
 
ma4.27
masagatsu agatsu
true victory is self victory
 
ma4.28
nanakorobi yaoki
fall seven times-rise eight
 
ma4.29
rinkiohen
adaptation to circumstances
 
ma4.30
ryoto dabi
fast start-slow finish (dragon's head-snake's tale)
 
ma4.31
ryujo kohaku
fierce fighting (chase dragons and strike tigers)
 
ma4.32
seishi choetsu
state of mind beyond life and death
 
ma4.33
seishi chozetsu
transcending thoughts about life and death
 
ma4.34
shinken shobu
fighting to win at all costs