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Old 12-01-2011, 11:35 AM   #21
David Yap
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Re: The Founder's Teaching Ability

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Tim Ruijs wrote: View Post
Not kinship. In Japan the relationship one has with another person is important. I understand that someone cannot say to be shihan: others refer to you as such.
From the thread you referred to I understand (accoring to Jun) that the O means grand, not older.

To me this makes sense: sensei (teacher: self proclaimed), shihan (example:according to others), O Sensei (grandmaster: according to others)
Not really, not when 大 is used. 大 as in big or elder. This is what I get from Google Translate for "Great Teacher" 偉大な教師

Last edited by David Yap : 12-01-2011 at 11:42 AM.
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