View Poll Results: What do you call the person who teaches you Judo
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He/she demands I call them 'Sensei'
He/she prefers I call them 'Sensei'
He/she demands I call them Mr/Mrs X
He/she prefers I call them Mr/Mrs X
He/she demands I call them Coach
He/she prefers I call them Coach
He/she demands I call them Sir/Ma'am
He/she prefers I call them Sir/Ma'am
He/she prefers I call them by their first name
He/she doesn't really care
Thread: Call me Sensei
6/21/2011 9:00am, #61
Nice thing about "sensei" - it's always appropriate, no matter how high the rank of the teacher.
6/21/2011 9:43am, #62
I call my Judo teacher "Eric" for three reasons:
a) he's a hachidan that can throw me into a pretzel.
b) his firstname is "Eric".
C) he wants to be adressed as "Eric" all the time.
The main problem about the word 'professor' is that normally you can hear when it's used in the latin way: profeseur (French), professore (Italian). Except with Portugees where it is also 'professor' like the English 'Professor' instead of 'professoro' (Esperanto).
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6/22/2011 7:50pm, #63
- Join Date
- Aug 2010
- Portland, OR
"Sensei" along with first name is required at my club. Instructions were pretty clear: You get dressed, go over to the senior instructor (doesn't instruct much, very old, 9th dan) and say "Gumbawa Sensei." Then you go the head instructor (still instructs but doesn't spar, 7th dan) and say the same thing. Then you go around to the other instructors (there are a at least two or three on any given night), bow and say hi to them, addressing them as [first name] Sensei.
I can't remember what Gumbawa means but whatever. If they want to charge me $30/month or less then I don't mind engaging in the extra formality since none of them is getting paid. It seems I'm the only respondent where the club requires the formality of the Sensei title though, which I was surprised at.
6/22/2011 8:53pm, #64
ko こ n ん ba ば n ん wa わ
on weekdays, my classes are in the evening, so i would say "konbanwa, sensei", but on saturday, when class is during the day, i say "konnichiwa, sensei" or "hello sensei".
only the students who speak japanese (or who try to, as in my case) greet my sensei that way, the rest just greet him in english. but everyone greets him."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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6/22/2011 8:57pm, #65
LOL! I wondered what he meant by Gumbawa. hehe..
(also, i thought you pronounced the ん as M not N in こんばんわ)
6/22/2011 11:24pm, #66
The "m" and "n" sounds kind of blur - sempai/senpai, shimpan/shinpan, all the same
6/25/2011 7:05pm, #67
- Join Date
- May 2011
- Georgia, USA
6/25/2011 7:12pm, #68
- Join Date
- Oct 2010
He usually tells his younger students (below the age of 15) to address him as Mr. Endicott-Davies or Mr. ED just like they would a normal teacher at school. Once you join the senior class though, he is Morgan (first name), Big M or Sensei (a lot of people seem to take a real dig calling him the latter but he doesn't really mind).
6/25/2011 7:14pm, #69
I love the name "Big M".
That's awesome hehe, just like the milkshakes.