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Old 07-28-2005, 12:13 AM   #6
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Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
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Re: Students that surpass their sensei

Now who takes over class that is a separate more interesting question.

I regularly have two people two dan ranks above me join my dojo. They are also sempai. I still give the class but of course use their knowledge well. Depending on what I want/need to do they get periods of time, groups of students, etc. Of course when our collective teacher comes - the whole class is his.

Bowing all depends on how much more of a sempai he is and how much more you outrank him. If at all unsure - bow equally.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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