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Old 09-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: Sensei?

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John Burn wrote: View Post
With my dojo, whoever happens to be teaching is called sensei, but only whilst on the mat. Once off, or, once someone else teaches something then you're back to a mere mortal .

I'm going the change that though and get em to call me by my first name, I'm not Japanese after all.
I think you're right. It feels appropriate in Japan, but it doesn't sit right in English speaking countries. IMO, anyway.
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