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Old 12-05-2009, 08:55 AM   #30
Melchizedek
 
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

Hi Linda,

in our Dojo All black belts addressed as Sensie`s from 5th kyu`s to 1st kyu`s is waka Sensie`s. of course Sensie means teacher.

In the Phil. Marines Corp. and Phil. Army We address the Enlisted Sergeant & the slightly older in the service we addressed them as Master Sergeant. and all Officers are Sir.

we use this to address them politely.

waka / kanji 若 radical くさかんむり reading わか・い or wa` kai`
(Meaning)
young
youthful
green
inexperienced
unripe
immature

--John
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