View Full Version : 2021 Aikikai Hombu Dojo Kagami Biraki Promotions List
01-10-2021, 08:31 AM
Posted 2021-01-10 08:31:21 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://aikikai.or.jp/pdf/suisen/2021.pdf
Here is the 2021 New Year's Kagami Biraki promotions list (http://aikikai.or.jp/pdf/suisen/2021.pdf) from Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Who would you like to congratulate? Let us know in a comment!
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01-10-2021, 03:04 PM
Troy Farrow, Boulder (Colorado) Aikikai, 6th Dan!. Congratulations!
01-10-2021, 07:48 PM
I would like to congratulate Roger Savage 7th Dan! Amazing news!
01-10-2021, 09:14 PM
Wow Josh! You got your 5th dan. Congratulations.
01-12-2021, 01:00 PM
George Hewson, 7th Dan. Congratulations.
Is anyone else scratching their head on this? How did so many people get promoted this past year? That's A LOT of 5th Dans! If I were a 1st Kyu or Shodan I would be angry. With most of the world shut down due to COVID-19 and so many dojos closed. Those that require in-person testing are not able to. yet the higher ranks get promoted just because they exchanged oxygen the past year. Is this a lifetime achievement award? Do we not need to practice Aikido and expand the art and not just exist to get a promotion? Every year the ranking promotion board is a disappointment. It's more about money and politics than before. Aikido is going down the path of other martial arts organizations. Just pay your money and you get a promotion, no need to actually do anything. I see the Hawaii boys are promoting their members quickly and quietly before they disband their organization. Keep your eyes shut and Aikido will continue to decline. Peace!
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