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Old 10-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #22
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

In our dojo, even though our sensei has the title of shihan with birinkai, we address him as sensei. As far as the other yudansha who teach, mostly we call them by their first name, but we will use the term sempai to them sometimes as well.

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