- a karate or judo instructor.
Origin of sensei
< Japanese: teacher, master, doctor < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese xiānsheng (xiān ahead + shēng born)
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Examples from the Web for sensei
Sensei, we saluted politely, why didnt he return the salute?The Child in the Midst
Mary Schauffler Labaree
Does the Sensei leave his clients to their fate, or have the clients abandoned the Sensei?
The Sensei; Kazuma Uji finds the day too hot to pry into the future.
One new girl looked up timidly and said, "Sensei, I sink him just mean you."
This morning she pressed my hand to her breast and said wistfully, "Sensei, it makes sorry to play all the time with the health."