Hanshi /ha-n-shee/

Teacher of teachers. Reserved for 8th degree black belts and above. This is an honorific that is usually not spoken in Japanese, but is used in writing.

Source: ha-n-shee

Glossary provided from "Karate is Self-Defense" by Matthew Matson, used with permission.

Karate is Self-Defense 3rd ed. Copyright © 2012 by Matthew C. Matson, All rights reserved.

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