Sir and Ma'am

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  1. Jedmus

    Jedmus Orange Belt

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    I am from the UK and have always called seniors and juniors Sir or Ma'am and been referred to as such in Martial Arts classes. I see this is a sign of respect for each other and not sarcasm in any way. Outside of class I will still call my Instructor and Senior Grades Sir or Ma'am
     
  2. Steve

    Steve Mostly Harmless

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    Can't be true. Tez3 speaks for the UK around here and you contradict her at your peril. :)
     
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    Wait till you hear a Texan say "I Hope. Ya all " for 9 & 10 or Chom Bee
     
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  4. Tez3

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    That's very unusual, very few Brits use sir or ma'am unless they are military, it's just not the custom, I suspect you've had instructors who have learnt from non Brits.
     

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