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Old 11-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question A word meaning "to guide"

Hello folks.

I was chatting with a fellow aikidoka at training last night and he had been visiting another club. At this other club, they do not call the instructor "sensei" until that have reached dan grade. Kyu grades refer to the instructor by another term which means "one who guides". I think it starts with an 's'.
Any ideas what this may be. I have never come across it before in any other aikido dojo I have trained in.

Just to note, the word was not 'sempai'.

Thanks.

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Old 11-16-2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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Re: A word meaning "to guide"

Shidoin ?

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Old 11-16-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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Re: A word meaning "to guide"

It could also be Shidosha.

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Old 11-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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Re: A word meaning "to guide"

Shidosha. - that's it.

Is this term commonly used?

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Old 01-12-2012, 01:40 AM   #5
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Re: A word meaning "to guide"

I think a better translation would be instructor.

In Japanese it is very commonly used.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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Re: A word meaning "to guide"

Are these various titles synonyms like "teacher" and "instructor" in English or are their specific distinctions as with "professor" and "adjunct?"

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