Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
...For those of you who teach classes on a regular basis:
1) What do you like being called on the mat?
2) What do you like being called off the mat?
3) What do you end up being called on the mat?
4) What do you end up being called off the mat?
My Sensei has formal classes and likes his assistant instructors to be referred to Sensei/Sempai when they are instructing. The protocol is if Sensei is teaching and yudnasha are assisting in the teaching, then they are referred to as Sempai. If its one of the classes that the Assistant Instructors is teaching and Sensei is not present, then the Assistant Instructor is referred to as Sensei.
Off the mat and outside of class times, we are all on a first name basis.