Maestro

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The term Maestro in Western Martial Arts has several different definitions:

  1. The master of a school.
    This form of Maestro is often followed by the suffic "d'Armi" meaning "of Arms".
  2. A graduate of a masters program of fencing (this is a modern fencing designation and does not necessarily carry any precedent within the Western Martial Arts community)

The term Maestro is used in many martial arts to distinguish masters of schools as well as those of particular rank within a system of arms. The term is also used within music as an address of respect for a conductor of experience or particular distinction.

Master at Arms is a term used in the military as well as many service organizations to denote the office of an organizer. In Rotary International clubs the Master of Arms manages roll call and collects donations from members.

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