It is my goal to provide a resource guide to help others expand their knowledge of Chinese Martial Arts in the U.S.A. To share what I have learned Brother, Sister.
To all the Teachers, Uncles and Aunties, Thank you.
What does this Brother, Sister, Aunty, Uncle term mean in Chinese culture?
In Chinese culture these terms are used to denote family roles and their title of respect. If you and another are learning the same information you are Brothers and Sisters, as in a martial arts class. Within that there is also Elder and Younger. Elder preceeds the Younger. So, in the absence of other individuals like, Mother, Father, Uncles, Aunties, Teachers, an Elder Brother or Sister provides guidence and direction when needed.
In some Kung Fu films of the 70's, you had an Elder master who would stroke the ego of the loud full of himself young martial artist by calling him Young Master. It was a challenge to determine skill level, not supposed to draw blood. The Elder Master wins.