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Joshu

Joshu (jo'shoe) are assistants to the shihan. They are employed by a shihan who has a large area or many dojo to cover. They assist with management and, under certain circumstances, can actually act in place of a shihan. They are distinguished by a red border around the edge of thier entire belt. They are usually Yondan but may be as low as Shodan. When acting offically in place of the Shihan, a Joshu is afforded the same honors and privaleges as the shihan.