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Old 06-28-2013, 09:56 AM   #10
Dojo: San Yama Ryu/Lafayette, LA
Location: Broussard, LA
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
Re: What's in a name? sensei, shihan, etc.

Although I'm new to Aikido, I have yet to hear any instructor go by the title of Shihan. All have been content with the title of Sensei. However, from my inexperienced perspective, I find that Aikido and it practitioners celebrate more of an appreciation of the art, and less insistence on title. In my years in Shotokan, I found more of that insistence on the title of Shihan and a required adherence to it. This is a limited observation though.
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