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Old 05-31-2009, 01:07 PM   #16
erikmenzel
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

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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 dont know, but to me this sounds a bit wrong.
I refuse to call the (insert random bad word) of the nearby McDojo that wrote his own cretificate and who is crunching up people to establish a relation to students based on fear sensei.
For me calling such a person sensei would be wrong, if only cause I dont want to help to hold up their personal fantasies of being the Super Grandmaster High Sifu The enlightened

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