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    How do you all address each other in class?

    And how do you address your instructor?


    I call my instructor Mr. Liner or Master Liner to other students and Darryl when it's just the two of us.

    My students call me Amy or call me ma'am.

    I refer to most of the students by their first names or sir or ma'am.

    At my friend's school, they call everybody Mr. or Mrs. with their last names. She saw someone at college and didn't even know his first name. Kinda funny actually.

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    I always try to adress anyone older than me by sir or mrs., ma'am, mr., etc.

    And they always refer to me as Mr. David. All instructors call eachother by their frist name except for Mr. Joe of course.
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    At my school I am Mr. Broad and my assistants are Mr.____ (their first name)
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    Officially blackbelts are to be addressed at Mr., Mrs., Ms. But, adult kyu ranks are often addresed with their last name. Same thing with Sir and Ma'am. 3 instructors have a Sensei title. It is sempai's responsibility to explain the finer points of etiquette.

    Outside the dojo it is more relaxed but sometimes hard to break the habbit.
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    When the class is going it's Mr. (insert name) or Sir. When class is not going on or informal it's just Jason.

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    Mr. Billings in class, although I will answer to "hey you" or "professor." Any instructor is "Mr. or Ms." An adult participating in my family class is Mr. or Ms. also. Students below brown are first name only usually.

    I call my instructor by his first name outside of class. In class, demo, camps etc., I address him as Mr. Burks, or by his honorific "Professor"

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    I go by "Mr. Seabrook" in class, but Jamie outside of class, particularly when speaking with other adults.
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    My instructor is addressed as Mr. (surname). Sometimes when outside of class, I may call him by his first name. When I'm with my children (who also study under him), I try to always remember to refer to our instructor as Mr. (surname) even when we're at home. I feel it is important for the children to remember the importance of maintaining respect.

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    We just refer to everyone as either Sir or Ma'am or Mr. (first name) or Mrs/Ms (first name)

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    Same.. it's Mr./Mrs. (first name) to the instructors.. student to student it's first name..
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    The head instructor is referred to as "Sifu." I'm just plain "Rob." On occasions when we have kids they call me "Mr. Rob." Otherwise, we adults treat each other pretty much equally though I do have nicknames for some of our more tenured students. LOL
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    we call the instructors sensi then first name.. out head instructor gives the kids nick names.. its pritty coool.. i still dont know some of the kids real names...lol

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    I prefer to be addressed as "The Shogun of Harlem" but ...

    No just kidding. Mr. Seck in class, Martin out of it. Same with any black belt in the studio.

    The children's class all adults must be called Sir or Maam as we sometimes have guest or assistant instructors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudo_karate
    I prefer to be addressed as "The Shogun of Harlem"
    Yes, I prefer 'Beautiful and Deadly Goddess', but I can't quite seem to make it stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    Yes, I prefer 'Beautiful and Deadly Goddess', but I can't quite seem to make it stick.

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    Mr/Mrs on the mat, usually first name off. I think this is really important for a kids class however, so the rule is usually 24/7 in mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    Yes, I prefer 'Beautiful and Deadly Goddess', but I can't quite seem to make it stick.

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    “Deutifull and Gaudy Bodice?” Yes, I can see how you would have trouble with that one sticking.. it’s not even easy to say…



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    We use Sensei then first name, so I am Sensei Jamey for example--- We have 2 Shihan level instructors in the system so it is Shihan then last name like Shihan mendoza.

    And one Grandmaster--

    Outside of class I am regularly called, "hey you", "what r u lookin at" or "got a job yet"? The last one is from my wife--

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    Shidosha ("coach"), but I don't use it with my son. Kyoshi ("master") is supposed to be used on formal occasions, but it's been abandoned since it denotes a rather higher rank in the modern kyu/dan system (which we don't use).

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    I called my instructor Sensei, and my Muay Thai instructor Coach. My Kenpo didnt really care for all the "proper hoopla" I like Sensei though,
    After being in the military for roughly 10 yrs i am glad to do w/o titles.

    But then again i am a hypocrate cause i would love to win a title LOL.

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