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Old 01-08-2003, 10:28 AM   #9
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I believe the initial question here at hand was not whether or not one should call their instructor as "sensei" on/off tha mat but whether they should call themselves such.

To my Japanese ears, hearing someone refer to themselves as "sensei" (as in, "Hi, I'm Smith sensei") is very weird.

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