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Old 05-31-2009, 09:53 AM   #15
Chuck Clark
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

Brent Smith wrote: View Post
Best rule of thumb: You can never bow too much and you can't go wrong by calling someone Sensei.
I disagree. Read the writings of: Prof. Goldsbury, Rocky Izumi, and Ellis Amdur that are linked in a post above.

The use of the term sensei should be appropriate and most certainly can be "wrong" at times and you also can "bow too much".

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Chuck Clark
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