View Poll Results: What do you call the person who teaches you Judo

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  • He/she demands I call them 'Sensei'

    1 1.56%
  • He/she prefers I call them 'Sensei'

    12 18.75%
  • He/she demands I call them Mr/Mrs X

    0 0%
  • He/she prefers I call them Mr/Mrs X

    0 0%
  • He/she demands I call them Coach

    0 0%
  • He/she prefers I call them Coach

    7 10.94%
  • He/she demands I call them Sir/Ma'am

    0 0%
  • He/she prefers I call them Sir/Ma'am

    0 0%
  • He/she prefers I call them by their first name

    32 50.00%
  • He/she doesn't really care

    20 31.25%
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Thread: Call me Sensei

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    Call me Sensei

    So I was wondering what do your call the person who owns your Judo club/ teaches your Judo lessons.

    I've created a poll with a set of options and I'm interested in what your coach encourages or demands you call him or her.

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    He doesn't care. I call him Mister/Sir Lastname or just Mister/Sir. Some people call him by his first name which is a little too familiar IMO. Nobody calls him sensei.

    If I ever own a judo club I will demand my students refer to me as Dr. Soke Sensei Shihan Sir Lastname, J.D., Ph.D.

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    The two judo teachers I've met had their students call them coach.

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    Call my Coach either Sir or Boss or Bossman or just his last name.

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    he has never told me to call him anything but everyone in the dojo calls him sensei. part of it is that he's a) japanese b) an 8th dan so everyone wants to treat him with the proper respect.

    everyone else in the dojo, regardless of rank is referred to by their first or last name.
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    Conversely, how does the teacher refer to you?

    He calls me "the hemophiliac" (or by my first name lol)...because I always have blood on my gi (not always mine though). He gives nicknames to everybody, part of what makes him funny I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoolol View Post
    Conversely, how does the teacher refer to you?
    "Useless ****" usually.

    Wish I were kidding.

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    My Japanese co-workers occasionally call me sensei.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoolol View Post
    Conversely, how does the teacher refer to you?
    My name at the dojo is 'You fat bastard'

    On ukemi: "Come and help me with a technique you fat bastard"
    On pushups: "Go all the way down you fat bastard, your belly doesn't count"
    At the end of the day: "You need a lift, you fat bastard?"

    We are pretty casual about names at my gym ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    My name at the dojo is 'You fat bastard'

    On ukemi: "Come and help me with a technique you fat bastard"
    On pushups: "Go all the way down you fat bastard, your belly doesn't count"
    At the end of the day: "You need a lift, you fat bastard?"

    We are pretty casual about names at my gym ^^
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