In the Muay Thai world, instructors are called Kru and Arjan. (also ajaan, ajarn, acharn, and achaan). These words do not by any means mean “Master.” Quite simply, they both mean “teacher.” They do not differ from society to the gym. Your english teacher or math teach would be referred to as Kru or Arjan.
What does Khun Kru mean?
name? Khun is also used as a term of respect, as in; khun mae = respected mother; khun kru = respected. teacher.
Is BJJ better than Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is fundamentally stand-up striking combat while BJJ is ground fighting grappling combat. … Muay Thai basics may be picked up very quickly, but both systems are difficult to truly master without years of hard work and grit. They are both most effective in their respective arenas under their respective rules.
What’s higher than a sensei?
First of all, shihan is not exactly a title. In other words, this is not something an organization would bestow. Shihan (師範) means literally “to be a model” but it is only a formal word for sensei or instructor or teacher. … Godan and above is considered as the senior ranks at which sensei can be addressed as Shihan.