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Family Terms Dictionary

Sigung..........Teacher/Grandfather

sigung.gif..........refers to your Sifu's teacher. Since your Sifu is like your father, and his teacher is like his father, it makes a Sigung your kung fu grandfather.

Sifu..........Teacher or Master/Teacher or Tutor

sifu.gif..........refers to a Master Teacher, or someone who is a master of his craft. In kung fu, your Sifu is like your father, in that he teaches you all aspects of becoming a well rounded man or woman. Sometimes even taxi-cab drivers in China are referred to as Sifu, because they are the most skilled at getting you to where you need to go.

Sibak..........Teacher/Father's Older Brother

sibak.gif..........refers to your teachers kung fu brother that started his training before your Sifu, which makes him your kung fu older uncle.

Sisuk..........Teacher/Father's Younger Brother

sisuk.gif..........refers to your teachers kung fu brother that started his training after your Sifu, which makes him your kung fu younger uncle.

Sihing..........Teacher/Older Brother

sihing.gif..........refers to your older kung fu brother, or a male student who started training before you did.

Sidai..........Teacher/Younger Brother

sidai.gif..........refers to your younger kung fu brother, or a male student who started training after you did.

Sije..........Teacher/Older Sister

sije.gif..........refers to your older kung fu sister, or a female student who started training before you did.

Simui..........Teacher/Younger Sister

simui.gif..........refers to your younger kung fu sister, or a female student who started training after you did.

 

 


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