Grandmaster in Chinese / Japanese...

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Grandmaster / Grand Master

daishihan
Grandmaster / Grand Master 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.

Grand Master / Great Teacher

dà shī
daishi
Grand Master / Great Teacher Scroll

大師 is a way to title a great master, grand master, or great teacher.

This can be used in the context of martial arts or a Buddhist teacher. Thus, it can be used to title a living Buddha, Bodhisattva or high-ranking monk.

gāng róu
gong1 jau4
gou juu
Cuong Nhu Scroll

剛柔 is a term that means hardness and softness or hard and soft.

剛柔 is also the Chinese character origin of the martial arts style known as Cương Nhu.

Cương Nhu or Cuong Nhu was founded by Grandmaster Ngo Dong in 1965 in Hue, Vietnam, and brought to the U.S. in 1971.

剛 means hard, firm, strong, and just.
柔 means soft, flexible, supple, yielding, softness, and/or gentleness.

Until it was romanized in the mid-17th century by Portuguese missionaries with later influence by French missionaries, Vietnamese was exclusively written in Chinese characters. With some research, you can still figure out the original way to write most Vietnamese words and titles in Chinese characters. That is what I did here to figure out that Cuong Nhu would have been 剛柔 if established in ancient Vietnam.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

大師範

see styles
 daishihan
    だいしはん
Cuong Nhu Scroll
master; grandmaster; senior instructor

徐俊

see styles
xú jun
    xu2 jun4
hsü chün
Xu Jun (1962-), Chinese Chinese chess grandmaster

本因坊

see styles
běn yīn fāng
    ben3 yin1 fang1
pen yin fang
 honinbou / honinbo
    ほんいんぼう
Honinbo, major school of Go in Japan (1612-1940); title held by the winner of the Honinbo Go tournament (1941-)
{go} (See 本因坊戦) Hon'inbō; Honinbo; grandmaster; (surname) Hon'inbou

Variations:
グランドマスター
グランド・マスター

see styles
 gurandomasutaa; gurando masutaa / gurandomasuta; gurando masuta
    グランドマスター; グランド・マスター
(1) Grand Master (of an order); (2) grandmaster (of chess)

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Grandmaster
Grand Master
大師範daishihan
Grand Master
Great Teacher
大師
大师
daishidà shī / da4 shi1 / da shi / dashita shih / tashih
Cuong Nhu剛柔gou juu / goujuu / go jugāng róu / gang1 rou2 / gang rou / gangroukang jou / kangjou
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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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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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.

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

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