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Old 05-29-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
Bob Blackburn
Location: PA
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

Shihan is not used in addressing the person. Sensei is used.

As for Yudansha that are teaching. This varies by dojo. Ask a senior member of the dojo for their etiquette.

For a quest teacher, they will usually be introduced by your Sensei. Use whatever title your Sensei address them as.

My personal belief when visiting a dojo is you can never be too polite. I err on the side of over addressing a person. They will let me know if I should use their name instead.

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