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Old 10-08-2008, 07:25 AM   #19
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Dojo: Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui Group Philippines
Location: Plymouth, UK
Join Date: Nov 2003
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Re: Who to call "Sensei"?

Hi Darren,
That's correct... And if you catch me calling myself anything like that, you can give me a sound thrashing as well

Japanese Honorifics are not meant to be self-applied (as far as I know)
To call oneself <name>-san, or <name>-sensei is regarded as quite pompous.
Respect is earned, not self given.

Inocencio Maramba, MD, MSc
Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui
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