Giancarlo DiPierro (G DiPierro) wrote:
Yes, but the character for shi that you use means "teacher," and I thought the point of your original post was that none of the characters in shihan or sensei directly refer to teaching.
In my everyday use of the "shi" character in the Japanese language, I hadn't assosiciated the character directly to "teaching" outside of the context of the term "shihan." Rather, I had associated the term more with "master" or "expert" instead...
In any case, I used the correct kanji in my "Kanji for Aikido Ranks" page here. Does that count?