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Old 03-26-2016, 02:22 AM   #6
jamesf
Dojo: Kitsap Aikido, Poulsbo, WA
Join Date: Oct 2015
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Re: Proper Japanese term for "Dojo Founder"

Update: After much research, and bouncing ideas off a dojo friend who is a native-Japanese speaker, I finally found a term that was close enough, though still rejected ("no, that one could be for Ō-Sensei"), that it finally gave her an idea for a counter-suggestion. Her suggestion was so elegantly simple, it settled the debate:

初代 道場長 Shodai Dōjōchō meaning: "1st-generation Dōjō-chief".
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