Both terms are used to mean any students who was under Dan rank. Typically, only one or the other is used in a dojo / organization. Is there a different in the etymology of these 2 terms?
I found a reference online that stated MUdansha implies those WITHOUT, and KYUdansha implies those WITH. Any truth to that?
Thank you in advance...
/ 有る aru
means to possess, have, or be.
無 mu is a negative particle.
: someone/those possessing a dan rank
: someone/those without a dan rank
: someone/those possessing a kyu grade
: someone/those without a kyu grade
: someone/those with kyuu grades and/or dan ranks. In this case 有 is missing. A similar case would be 高段者 koudansha
: someone / those with high dan ranks.