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Old 01-08-2003, 09:23 PM   #18
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Peter A Goldsbury (Peter Goldsbury) wrote:
As to whether 'kyoushi' is an appropriate term to use, this has nothing to do with usage concerning honorifics, but with accepted job categories. I am not a kyoushi (which means something like 'lecturer') in my university, so I cannot use the term. In any case, an aikido kyoushi would be someone who lectures in aikido at an academic institution or technical college. In my own dojo here I am the 'sekininsha' (person responsible) and my two colleagues would be 'shidoin'. But 'Aikido o shidou suru' (I teach aikido) sounds less presumptuous than giving oneself an 'official' job category (I am an aikido teacher).

djm: Interesting. As usual. Thank you.

Finally, pressure of work prevents me from making any further contributions to this forum (and the AJ forum) for the next few months.

djm: I'm not the only one who will miss you. I look forward to your return.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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