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    Master At Arms is the best thing in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lklawson View Post
    Good point.

    For me, it's not about what my guys (not "my students," "my guys" - they're friends and fellow martial artists) call me, it's about what I put on the web page and fliers.

    "Instructor" sounds pretty freaking generic. "Professor of Defense" sounds, well, how does it sound?

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    True I suppose an official title is needed for certain things, Professor seems to work rather well.
    Just for fun you can run through some of these other names
    http://thesaurus.com/browse/professor
    my favorites are specialist & wizard

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    Excellent, "wizard" it is. I will expect a huge boost in enrollment due to the latest Harry Potter movie.

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    Professor of personal combat. It looses the rbsd connections that close combat had and is faithful to the title used at that time. Either professor or instructor or both depending on experience of the teacher could be used.

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    Since French was often used at that time how about professeur de bataille personnelle (professor of personal combat) or professeur de défense personnelle (professor of personal defense).

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1K3 View Post
    Since French was often used at that time how about professeur de bataille personnelle (professor of personal combat) or professeur de défense personnelle (professor of personal defense).
    Has a certain appeal.

    As long as people don't expect me to actually speak french. I have about as much ability in French as I do in Japanese. Which is to say, "more or less conversant in the terms which apply directly to the martial art I'm studying and only that barely; not a whit more." ;)

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    I don't see the point in inventing a Victorian-sounding title when an appropriate, authentic Victorian title already exists (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    Master At Arms is the best thing in this thread.
    Though viable, it carries a certain controversy that I'm hoping to avoid, both in its current usage and in the word "Master" in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lklawson View Post
    Though viable, it carries a certain controversy that I'm hoping to avoid, both in its current usage and in the word "Master" in it.

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    True but as an expression and title still in use and I think it is fairly widely known I would think this would underemphasis the master part of it.
    How about Professor at arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    How about Professor at arms?
    That does have a ring to it.

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