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Old 10-06-2005, 07:11 PM   #8
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Re: Shihan

Eric Roku wrote:
In japan, any japanese person 6thdan or over is called shihan. For foreigners, 6th dan + some addition paperwork or testing. As explained from a hombu shihan.
Not sure about that Eric (assuming for the moment you are just talking about the Aikikai). I think the relative postition within a group of dojos is important - 6th Dan may be the minimum rank requirement.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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