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Old 01-09-2003, 11:31 AM   #9
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
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Re: Gettting Called Sensei

Cough, just don't call me late for dinner, cough. Sorry, couldn't resist...
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Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Hi folks,

So, to try to look at this "calling oneself/others 'sensei'" thing from a different angle...

For those of you who teach classes on a regular basis:

1) What do you like being called on the mat?
As an assistant instructor leading the class, we bow in and out with Sensei ni rei, but other than that it doesn't really matter.
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2) What do you like being called off the mat?
Ron. I have some aquaintences who know I train who tried calling me sensei...I put a quick stop to that.
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3) What do you end up being called on the mat?
same as number 1
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4) What do you end up being called off the mat?
Any number of things, but mostly Ron.

Ron Tisdale
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