TAI-SHIN DO TITLES

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KANCHO: KAN=public building, CHO=long, length, excel in, leader. Means the owner of a school building or hall.

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HANSHI: Model Instructor. HAN = model, wise: SHI = scholar, gentleman, soldier

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KYOSHI: Master Instructor. KYO = teach : SHI = scholar, gentleman, soldier.

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RENSHI: Training Instructor. REN = train: SHI = scholar, gentleman, soldier.

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SHIHAN: Means a teacher of teachers, a professor. Shi = teacher, master, specialist. Han = model, wise. Commonly translated as MASTER.

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KOSHI: Senior Instructor, a lecturer. Ko = explain, discuss, talk : Shi = scholar, gentleman, warrior. There are 3 levels of Koshi within Tai-Shin Do, namely Koshi, Senior Koshi and Chief Koshi.

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SEMPAI (SENPAI): Means an individual senior by way of rank or status. SEN = first, former : PAI = generation, class.

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SENSEI: Means one who was born before, i.e. someone with more experience. SEN= first, former, previous SEI= life, living, lifetime, birth.