Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Heh -- thanks, Edward for keeping me honest. I promise I'll stop by the next time I'm in Bangkok..
That would be great! Hopefully soon.
As for myself, I always make sure to call any person who officially instructs a class "sensei", on and off the mats, regardless of their nationality. There are however people with whom I developed a very close friendship, these I call "sensei" only on the mats. Another group is my Sempai with whom we started on a first name basis, but later became instructors. These I still call them by first name on and off the mats.