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Old 10-11-2011, 11:16 AM   #15
Richard Stevens
Location: Indianapolis
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 165
Re: Adressing someone as Sensei?

When I was in elementary/middle school in Japan I referred to my school teachers as kyoshi and martial arts instructor (Shotokan) as sensei. However, that was a long time ago so I may be misremembering.

I've always found it awkward referring to foreign (non-Japanese) instructors as sensei. My current instructor doesn't require it so I don't use it.
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