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 (sĕn′sā′, sĕn-sā′)
n. pl. sen·seis
1. A teacher or mentor, especially of a martial art.
2. Used as a form of address for such a person.

[Japanese, teacher, master, from Middle Chinese sianʂa⋮jŋ, elder, prior-born (term of respect) (also the source of Mandarin xiānsheng) : sian, first + ʂa⋮jŋ, to give birth, be born (ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *sriŋ, live, life; also the source of Burmese hrang, live, alive).]


n, pl sensei
(Judo & Karate) a Japanese title for a teacher, master, or professional; (in English) used esp for a martial arts teacher
[Japanese: teacher, leader]
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Billy wants to say 'thank you' to his senseis Russell Baker and Frank Johnson.
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David said: "Also at this course were senseis Colin Clapperton eighth Dan Wado Kai Karate Scotland's chief instructor, George Grimes 8th Dan Wado Karate England Chief Instructor and Barry Wilkinson eighth Dan England Wado Kai chief instructor with 50 years in wado ryu karate.
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"They also give you a chance to see how you would react in a self-defence situation in a controlled environment." Reflecting of his own success at the World Cup tournament, Davison revealed it was his daughter who initially pushed him towards karate but credits the diligent tutelage of his senseis and his own perseverance for what he has achieved.
"My success is down to the hard work of my senseis and myself over this period."
"It's fun," he says, "and I've made a lot of friends." He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his senseis and compete in the Olympics one day.
"You bow to your sensei (teacher) every time you come onto or leave the mat," says Robert: Each time a judoka earns a new belt, he must learn a little more about the history of the sport.
He also favors placing experts--"senseis" in Japanese--in the production system to ensure quality.
Who: The CCIKA Awards Banquet will be led by Master/Sensei James Carter, supported by Hanshi Ralph Percelle, GrandMaster Joong Nam, GrandMaster Alan Shim, Master Michael Lau, Sensei John F.