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Old 08-11-2009, 04:57 AM   #7
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Re: 5th Kyu Shihan

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Ron Tisdale wrote: View Post
Just a note, I believe the word you are referring to is sempai...and personally, I tend to avoid it outside of a strictly Japanese context. Western society doesn't really allow for the development of the sempai / kohai relationship. It tends to become easy to abuse even in the Japanese context, let alone outside of it.

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Ron
Ron,
I believe you are spot on with this observation.
Ricky
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