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Old 06-15-2014, 09:44 AM   #8
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Dojo: Wasabi Dojo
Location: Houston, TX
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 291
Re: Using titles and calling people "Sensei"

People who give themselves titles generally do not deserve them, so just don't do that.

If, after what feels like a thousand years of training in a single or plethora of arts, you happen to overhear what You see as your "training partners" talking to a potential new student and saying, "What Sensei (YOUR NAME HERE) teaches us here is..." then, maybe you do deserve it. If you didn't put the idea in their heads.

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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