Senpai vs. Sensei: What's the Difference?
Senpai and Sensei Definitions
The senior member of a group in Japanese arts; a mentor.
A teacher or mentor, especially of a martial art.
An upperclassman or elder student.
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)