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6th Kyu Vocabulary

Senior Students (age 12 and above) will be tested on these terms before advancing to 6th kyu (Advanced Purple Belt). Students below age 12 should be familiar with these terms.

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Ryu: (roo) Style of Martial Arts.

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Shihan: (she-han) A student of master rank (4th Degree black belt and above).

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Deishi: (day-she) A student.

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Mudansha: (moo-don-shah) Ranks below black belt.

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Yudansha: (you-don-shah) Ranks above black belt.

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Dai Sensei: (Die Sense-ay) Full instructor, of 3rd degree black belt or higher.

In some other styles, Dai Sensei can mean the same thing as "Grandmaster."


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