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Old 05-18-2004, 10:59 AM   #8
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Re: Who's your Teacher?

To me, a teacher or sensei is someone you spend direct time training under. Attending 10 seminars with a shihan would not in my mind qualify that person as being your teacher unless you have established a teaching relationship with him or her. That is, you directly affliate with that teacher and obtain rank advancement. I only identify people I have taken seminars with simply as such. Unless I am part of their organization or attend a whole lot of seminars they wouldn't know me by sight.
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