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Old 05-30-2009, 06:49 AM   #9
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

In my experience the words are just a reflection of the trust, respect and responsibilities coming with the relation.

Being a teacher in RL I have pupils that call me Sir without respect and I have pupils that call me by my name (even thoug school regelations say they should call me Sir) with the proper respect.

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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