Sansei vs. Sensei: What's the Difference?
Sansei and Sensei Definitions
The US-born grandchild of Japanese immigrants to America.
A teacher or mentor, especially of a martial art.
A grandchild of a Japanese immigrant to the Americas.
Used as a form of address for such a person.
A martial arts instructor. Sensei of martial arts usually live and/or work at a dojo where they instruct their apprentices. A live-in apprentice is also called uchi-deshi.
A Japanese (language) teacher.
A suffix attached to the name of a teacher (principally in translations from Japanese)