I suppose I should clarify something for anyone reading this. I use the terms Sifu and Tai Sifu interchangeably for my Sifu. I have tended to just use Sifu on MAP, because it was easier than explaining that my Sifu is called Tai Sifu in our Federation and - of course- in our schools. That is the proper title in my schools for him. And his Thursday class is a class specifically about him teaching us directly, so we call it Tai Sifu class. It isn't so much a title as a designation used within our school's Federation to help keep track of Sifu's who have taught several other students to Sifu Level. He trained and promoted two of of his students to Sifu level. One of whom runs our Mira Mesa Location and the other one who runs the Chula Vista location with another Sifu. Our school founder, who used to be called Tai Sifu, was the first person in our Federation to train someone to this level besides our GM. So he had to create a whole new title for our school founder, whom we call Tai Sigung now. No, these are not traditional Chinese designations the way we use them. And they are NOT titles per se. But it helps to understand the hierarchy of who teaches who in our school/ and the Federation it belongs to. (There are other Tai Sifu's in our Federation.) It isn't about titles, it is about recognizing teachers who elevate other teachers to high teaching levels. It is an in house designation. As I said, I avoided having to explain this by just calling my Sifu "Sifu" in other parts of MAP. But in doing this log, I am finding it hard not to call him by what I normally call him. So, I offer this explanation in case it is confusing anyone.