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01-03-2010, 03:42 PM
Posted 2010-01-03 14:42:12 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.marinij.com/sananselmo/ci_14112602

This article on Hans Goto sensei of Bay Marin Aikido (http://www.baymarinaikido.com/) of San Rafael, CA, focuses on his recent promotion to 7th dan.

From the article: "This is totally befuddling to me - I can't tell you I expected it or wanted it," said Hans Goto, 59, of San Anselmo, who credited his students, family and colleagues for his promotion to seventh-degree black belt, known also as 7th dan black belt. "But it is a great honor, and the reality will sink in when I return to the U.S."

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01-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Congratulations, Goto Shihan.

Welcome to the ranks of the rare.

All the best,

francis y takahashi
aikido academy usa
aikikai associates west coast