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Old 12-12-2009, 03:31 PM   #33
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Re: How to address a Shihan, Sempai, or Sensei?

Carrie Campbell wrote: View Post
What is the difference between when you use <first name> sensei versus <last name> sensei or just "Sensei"? Also, when half the participants at a seminar are instructors at their own dojos, is it still okay to call them by their offered (generally first) name?
hi Carrie Campbell,

Well in General point of view being a Sensie is earned rank and ranking is priority, when it comes to addressing a person with rank. + their name to be more specific.
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