師範 in Chinese / Japanese...

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shī fàn
shi han
Shihan Vertical Wall Scroll

Shihan is a Japanese term, often used in Japanese martial arts.

In typical Japanese language, it can refer to a teacher or instructor. However, in martial arts, it's often an honorific title for an expert or master instructor.

Example: In Aikido the title can refer to someone with the rank of 7th dan. But other schools us it to mean a master who has earned the right to award black belts.

This term is also used in Chinese, where it refers to teacher-training or the art of teaching by example. It's used within the proper name of certain types of universities in China.


Grandmaster Vertical Wall Scroll

大師範 is a Japanese title for master, grandmaster, or senior instructor.

大師範 is a bit of an odd selection for a piece of calligraphy artwork, so proceed with caution. Better to find an appropriate phrase or title (such as the name of the martial art), and then add something like "Grandmaster Smith" as a smaller inscription down the side.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
shi han / shihanshī fàn / shi1 fan4 / shi fan / shifanshih fan / shihfan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your 師範 search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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shī fàn / shi1 fan4
shih fan
 shihan / しはん
Grandmaster Vertical Wall Scroll
teacher-training; pedagogical; normal (school, e.g. Beijing Normal University)
(noun or adjectival noun) instructor; (fencing) teacher; model


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 daishihan / だいしはん
Grandmaster Vertical Wall Scroll
master; grandmaster; senior instructor


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 shihandai / しはんだい assistant instructor


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 shihanba / しはんば (place-name) Shihanba



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shī fàn dà xué / shi1 fan4 da4 xue2
shih fan ta hsüeh
normal university; teacher training college


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 shihangakkou / shihangakko / しはんがっこう normal school (pre-war Japan); teachers' training college



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shī fàn xué yuàn / shi1 fan4 xue2 yuan4
shih fan hsüeh yüan
teacher's college; normal school



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zhōng děng shī fàn xué xiào / zhong1 deng3 shi1 fan4 xue2 xiao4
chung teng shih fan hsüeh hsiao
secondary normal school (secondary school that trains kindergarten and elementary school teachers)


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 pekinshihandaigaku / ぺきんしはんだいがく (place-name) Beijing Normal University



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běi jīng shī fàn dà xué / bei3 jing1 shi1 fan4 da4 xue2
pei ching shih fan ta hsüeh
Beijing Normal University


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 nankinshihandaigaku / なんきんしはんだいがく (place-name) Nanjing Normal University; NJNU


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 hiroseshihandaigaku / ひろせしはんだいがく (place-name) Guangxi Normal University; GXNU


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 touhokushihandaigaku / tohokushihandaigaku / とうほくしはんだいがく (place-name) Northeast Normal University


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 kahokushihandaigaku / かほくしはんだいがく (place-name) Hebei Normal University



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zhàn jiāng shī fàn xué yuàn / zhan4 jiang1 shi1 fan4 xue2 yuan4
chan chiang shih fan hsüeh yüan
Zhanjiang Normal University


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 fukkenshihandaigaku / ふっけんしはんだいがく (place-name) Fujian Normal University


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 kachuushihandaigaku / kachushihandaigaku / かちゅうしはんだいがく (place-name) Center China Normal University; CCNU


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 kananshihandaigaku / かなんしはんだいがく (place-name) South China Normal University



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huá dōng shī fàn dà xué / hua2 dong1 shi1 fan4 da4 xue2
hua tung shih fan ta hsüeh
East China Normal University (ECNU)


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 nishikitashihandaigaku / にしきたしはんだいがく (place-name) Northwest Normal University


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 senseishihandaigaku / senseshihandaigaku / せんせいしはんだいがく (place-name) Shaanxi Normal University; SNU



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shǎn xī shī fàn dà xué / shan3 xi1 shi1 fan4 da4 xue2
shan hsi shih fan ta hsüeh
Shaanxi Normal University


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 unnanshihandaigaku / うんなんしはんだいがく (place-name) Yunnan Normal University


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 aomishihandaigaku / あおみしはんだいがく (place-name) Qinghai Normal University; QHNU



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hán shān shī fàn xué yuàn / han2 shan1 shi1 fan4 xue2 yuan4
han shan shih fan hsüeh yüan
Hanshan Normal University, Shantou, Guangdong


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 shutoshihandaigaku / しゅとしはんだいがく (place-name) Capital Normal University


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 koutoushihangakkou / kotoshihangakko / こうとうしはんがっこう higher normal school; pre-war public school that trained male teachers


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 kokuritsutaiwanshihandaigaku / こくりつたいわんしはんだいがく (place-name) National Taiwan Normal University


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 kokuritsutakaoshihandaigaku / こくりつたかおしはんだいがく (place-name) National Kaohsiung Normal University; NKNU

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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