View Single Post
Old 10-09-2008, 03:56 PM   #29
AnniN
Dojo: Menai Ki Society
Location: North Wales
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 34
Finland
Offline
Re: Who to call "Sensei"?

I usually call whoever is teaching the class Sensei on the mats, although I call my chief instructor always Sensei even off the mats cos it would just feel too weird to call him anything else! the assistant instructors I usually call by 1st name or [insert 1st name]-sensei to avoid confusion... Also, in seminars or such I'd call the seminar instructors Sensei and those who I know to be (chief?)instructors but are not teaching [insert 1st name]-sensei. So, if I was paired with a random dan-grade who I've never met before I suppose I'd initially call them just by first name...Saying [insert SURNAME]-sensei somehow feels too stiff and formal so I never do that
  Reply With Quote