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Old 05-30-2009, 10:03 AM   #11
Jesse Legon
Dojo: Shodokan Honbu, Osaka (Ittaikan Brighton/Central London SA)
Location: Osaka/Japan
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 24
Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

When I arrived in Japan, I asked a friend how I should address Nariyama Shihan. As 'Nariyama Shihan', just 'Shihan', 'Sensei' etc. The thought about it for a bit and said 'You're not really high up enough to address him.'

Okie dokie, question answered!! :P

She was sort of half-kidding a little bit, kind of.
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