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Old 05-29-2009, 01:50 PM   #6
Phil Van Treese
Dojo: Tampa Judo and Aikido Dojo, Tampa, Fl
Location: Tampa, Florida
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 177
Smile Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

Usually anyone from yodan up is called a "sensei", junior yudansha, sandan down to shodan, are "sensei" when they are teaching or when they are teaching in place of the head sensei for 1reason or another. I myself prefer just to be called "sensei". Follow the lead at your, or another's, dojo and you won't go wrong.
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