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rulemaker
01-09-2012, 12:34 AM
Do you have any news on who were promoted to 7th, 8th and 9th Dans last night by the Aikikai?

Thanks!

Alex Megann
01-09-2012, 03:13 AM
I don't have any news, but it's worth keeping an eye on the Aikikai Hombu website http://www.aikikai.or.jp/eng/index.htm . Last year the online announcement was posted two or three days after Kagami-Biraki.

Alex

Michael Smith
01-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Now posted at: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf

Carl Thompson
01-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Congratulations to Suzuki-sensei and Takahashi-sensei. I see that they still haven't posted a complete list of promotions on the honbu website though. Does anyone have any more information?

Just came out:

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf

Chuck Clark
01-10-2012, 11:27 PM
Congratulations to Peter Goldsbury.

Best regards,

Alex Megann
01-11-2012, 03:30 AM
Yes, congratulations to Peter indeed!

My personal congratulations also to Peter Gillard, Allan Hagan, Paul Smith, Piotr Borowski, Peter Lagerwaard and Davinder Bath.

Can anyone identify the 8th Dan promotions?

Alex

robin_jet_alt
01-11-2012, 03:41 AM
Congratulations to Peter.



Can anyone identify the 8th Dan promotions?

Alex

I'm not personally familiar with any of these sensei's and I hope I have their names right, because name readings are particularly tricky. Anyway, here they are:

Hari Sunao
Shimada Goro
Arai Toshiyuki
Shigeta Shinji

zivk
01-11-2012, 03:45 AM
Can anyone identify the 8th Dan promotions?
Alex

I used http://nihongo.j-talk.com/kanji/ to convert from Kanji to Romanji (latin alphabet).
I got the names of the following senseis:
Shimada Gorou
Hari su Nao
Toshiyuki Arai
Shinji Shibata

Indeed, best regards to Peter Goldsbury. Also best wishes for the promotions of 4 Israeli teachers to 5th dan:
* Amir Graf
* Ze'ev Erlich
* Daniel Herman
* Amnon Tzechovoy

ze'ev erlich
01-11-2012, 04:00 AM
Dear friends, here is the formal Aikikai announcment: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf
congratulations :))

ze'ev erlich
01-11-2012, 04:05 AM
I used http://nihongo.j-talk.com/kanji/ to convert from Kanji to Romanji (latin alphabet).
I got the names of the following senseis:
Shimada Gorou
Hari su Nao
Toshiyuki Arai
Shinji Shibata

Indeed, best regards to Peter Goldsbury. Also best wishes for the promotions of 4 Israeli teachers to 5th dan:
* Amir Graf
* Ze'ev Erlich
* Daniel Herman
* Amnon Tzechovoy
Thank you Ziv...

rulemaker
01-11-2012, 04:43 AM
Congratulations to Gerardo Villaluz from Aikido Philippines on his promotion to 5th Dan!

Carsten Möllering
01-11-2012, 05:11 AM
おめでとうございます Peter !!!
(hope it's correct :) )

And I'm very glad to see my teacher on the list as a rokudan now and a close friend also.

Keith Larman
01-11-2012, 08:37 AM
Congratulations to Peter Goldsbury.

Best regards,

Absolutely!

AikiWeb System
01-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Posted 2012-01-11 08:18:19 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf

Aikikai Hombu Dojo has just released their 2012 Kagami Biraki promotions list available by clicking here (http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf).

Congratulations to everyone on the list!

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Rob Watson
01-11-2012, 10:33 AM
http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf

philipsmith
01-11-2012, 11:00 AM
Yes, congratulations to Peter indeed!

My personal congratulations also to Peter Gillard, Allan Hagan, Paul Smith, Piotr Borowski, Peter Lagerwaard and Davinder Bath.

Alex

Seconded - well done all

Mannix Moya
01-12-2012, 01:21 AM
Congratulations to Eymard Laureano of Aikido Shinwakai, 5th Dan!

nekobaka
01-12-2012, 03:53 AM
My sensei, Kazuo Nomura, was promoted to 7 dan, and notice Peter Goldsbury was too! Congratulations!
My sensei hadn't been promoted in 30 years so we are all really excited.

davinderbath
01-12-2012, 05:51 AM
Seconded - well done all

Thanks Alex, Philip... Only thing is I was promoted in August 2005. Just took a while to register it!

Congratulations to everyone, especially my friend Harbrinder Kang (6th Dan) - well done!

sakumeikan
01-12-2012, 05:53 AM
Absolutely!

Hi Folks,
I concur with this comment!.Cheers, Joe.

Alex Megann
01-12-2012, 06:50 AM
Thanks Alex, Philip... Only thing is I was promoted in August 2005. Just took a while to register it!

Congratulations to everyone, especially my friend Harbrinder Kang (6th Dan) - well done!

Ha! I thought I had already seen you described as 5th Dan in various places, so I was surprised to see your name on the list...

Alex

philipsmith
01-12-2012, 08:29 AM
Why are there only a handful of promotions to shodan while half the Aikidoka on earth apparently have been promoted to godan?

My understanding is that Kagami Biraki is usually just for recommended promotions. Since most Shodan is by examination it always seems a little lopsided

NagaBaba
01-12-2012, 09:02 AM
There is a Christopher Li listed for 5th dan. If that is Aikiweb`s Christopher Li, congratulations Chris!
Congrats Chris, now you are The Aiki Master!

Chris Li
01-12-2012, 09:09 AM
Congrats Chris, now you are The Aiki Master!

Thanks! Kind of an old thread, isn't it :)

Best,

Chris

Ernesto Lemke
01-12-2012, 09:23 AM
Still, congratulations!

David Yap
01-12-2012, 12:24 PM
... Only thing is I was promoted in August 2005. Just took a while to register it!...

Almost 7 years for registration? Or, it could be an error not picked up in proof-reading. I won't be surprised if you are summoned to Tokyo to pick up your new cert from Doshu :D

phitruong
01-12-2012, 12:31 PM
Well, I guess that they'll promote anybody if they hang around long enough :) .

Thanks for the kind thoughts!

Best,

Chris

that means there are hope for me still. congrats and drinks on you. :D

Chris Li
01-12-2012, 12:37 PM
that means there are hope for me still. congrats and drinks on you. :D

Now I'm really starting to feel like I'm in a time slip. I hope they don't expect me to pay again...

Best,

Chris

Steven
01-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Serious congratulations, Chris!

Agreed!

Alex Megann
01-13-2012, 08:51 AM
Thanks! Kind of an old thread, isn't it :)

Best,

Chris

I was sure I congratulated Chris this time last year. A bit soon for rokudan, surely, even after spending all that time with Dan and Mike?

Alex

Chris Li
01-13-2012, 09:14 AM
I was sure I congratulated Chris this time last year. A bit soon for rokudan, surely, even after spending all that time with Dan and Mike?

Alex

Somehow the 2012 thread got mixed with the 2011 (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19218&highlight=Kagami+BIraki) thread. Or maybe the years are just starting to blur together as I get older :)

Best,

Chris

bad uke
01-23-2012, 12:19 AM
Congratulations to Patricia Hendrick Sensei! It's nice to see her getting recognition from Hombu for her efforts.

dave9nine
01-23-2012, 01:09 PM
it was noteworthy and special for me to see that 4 of the 7th dan promotions (and not to mention one 5th) in this list were people that started and/or played a big part in the history of my dojo.
Congrats to Hoa Newens, Pat Hendricks, Bernice Tom, and to my sensei, Kim Peuser.
Congrats to all others as well!

Krystal Locke
01-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Wow, my dojo is seriously top heavy. Out of the maybe 10 regulars, two are on that list. Congrats, Peter and Andrew!