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Old 11-30-2009, 12:43 AM   #24
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Dojo: Karcag Aikido Club
Location: Karcag
Join Date: Jun 2007
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

Well, we call our instructor by his first name. [He is 1st Dan]
We dont have any other black belts, so they are called by their first name as well.

When we have visiting instructors, anyone 3rd Dan and above is referred to as Sensei. At Seminars we typically have 3 or 4 Senseis visiting. [Most of them 4th Dan.]

As for Shihan... havent met one yet. [Though technically Tamura would be our Shihan, maybe I will eventually make it to Budapest to see him when he comes... perhaps when I get my black belt.]



Last edited by dalen7 : 11-30-2009 at 12:46 AM.

dAlen [day•lynn]
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