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Old 10-27-2009, 07:35 PM   #23
Chris Farnham
Dojo: Aikido of Champlain Valley/Hamamatsu Aikidokai/Aikido Shidokai
Location: Hamamatsu, Japan
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

To add to Joshua's earlier point about Japanese language. I often hear my colleagues; all sensei at a Japanese middle school, refer to their sempai as "sempai". I often hear them refer to each other as (name)sensei regardless of the persons position. I, for instance ,am often referred to as Chris Sensei. I have found though, that my coworkers generally only refer to each other as just "sensei" when addressing to a senior.
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