Other Terms

Other Terms

  • Yuudansha – someone who holds dan rank 
  • Dangai – someone who doesn’t hold dan rank 
  • Senpai – someone senior to you, to whom you should always listen 
  • Kohai – someone junior to you, who you should always help 
  • Douhai – someone who is your colleague 
  • Fighto – fight on; a word used in encouragement 
  • Toronto Daigaku Naginata bu – University of Toronto Naginata Club 

Credit: Thanks to Yuki Nishimura, Mika Sneyd, and Paul Schweitzer for providing their voice for the pronunciation audio.