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Old 01-09-2003, 04:28 AM   #16
Zenogantner
Dojo: Ki-Aikido Freiburg; Hildesheimer Aikidoverein
Location: Hildesheim
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 14
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In Germany, I call my teacher by his first name, and here in Singapore, I call him/her first name + "Sensei".

If I called my German teacher "Sensei", he'd be a little bit surprised (no one does this), and I think it would be the same for my Singaporean teachers if I call them just by their first names. I do not think it would hurt their egos, as they seem quite humble to me.
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