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Old 06-15-2014, 09:16 PM   #10
Matt Fisher
Dojo: Allegheny Aikido
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 33
Re: Using titles and calling people "Sensei"

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
So who do address as "sensei?" Are there any other titles or honorifics you use?
In the dojos I have been a member of, "sensei" is a functional title. It gets used for yudansha who regularly teach class but ONLY WHEN THEY ARE TEACHING. I can live with "Matt Sensei" or "Sensei" during a class that I teach...but once we bow out, I see no reason/purpose to being addressed as "sensei" and I don't want other members of my dojo referring to me that way.

My own practice is to refer to senior members of our organization (ASU) as "sensei" as a mark of respect.

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