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  1. uchi-deshi(Noun)

    In Japanese martial arts, a live-in student or apprentice who trains under and assists a sensei on a full-time basis.

  2. Origin: 内弟子, "inside student".


  1. Uchi-deshi

    Uchi-deshi is a Japanese term for a live-in student/apprentice who trains under and assists a sensei on a full-time basis. The system exists in kabuki, rakugo, shogi, igo, aikido, sumo, karate and other modern Japanese martial arts.

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